Thursday, April 7, 2016

Masculine Birthday Card


I have a nautical-themed masculine birthday card to share today. I used a KaiserCraft background fishing net background stamp on a piece of brown cardstock, stamping it with Brilliance Platinum Planet ink. I did a little sponging with Pumice Stone ink to age it somewhat. Next I stamped the fishing net background stamp on a piece of designer paper and heat-embossed it with white ep. I tore the edges and sponged them with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Tea Dye inks. The word "Happy" from SSS "Oh Happy Day" was die cut in Bermuda Blue to make it stand out from all the brown colors. The birthday word was done with a SNSS die using Espresso cardstock. I added an Owen octopus die cut by MB, adding one big googlie eye and some spattered black ink. The anchor was cut from a recycled card that was embossed with gold on dark brown, and I used a Marianne die for that. The little silver fish were done with a very old punch I've had for years. I wove some neutral twine on the card and added a touch of gold stickles to the candle flame for a little sparkle.

I'm sharing this over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog where they're celebrating 7 years with a birthday card challenge. They're featuring SSS products, and I've used a SSS "Happy" on my card. This card will be going to a friend who loves to go fishing.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

16 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

OMG! I love this. The eye on the octopus is a riot! I can not stop giggling!

Heidi Stamps said...

I love all the texture on this card, that is such a great netting stamp! The sponging and aging looks great!

Donna Hanley said...

Very nice and a lot of work went into this one for sure. I really thought that was real fishing net. Have a great day.

scrAPpamondo said...

You have made a very beautiful masculine card, Carol! This octopus with his googling eye is soooo fun! :D Love the white embossed net that seems true and the aged look of the anchor it's just perfect in this scene! Very well done!!

Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous detail love it.

Barb said...

What a fantastic card. I love how you've done all the net. It really looks good and Owen the octopus looks dare I say it, very cute with his good googlie eye. Barbxx

cotnob said...

A brilliant nautical themed card Carol, such a fabulous masculine design.
Pauline
x

Jean said...

A brilliant masculine card Carol, The fishing net stamp looks fabulous and the octopus is fun.
Jean x

JD/ Jill said...

Like Donna said in her comment above mine...I thought it was a real net too. Great job on that embossing, and all those neat details!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a nifty card! That one eyed octopus is a scream!

Brenda said...

What a fabulous masculine card Carol! I love that netting, the octopus with the big eye just cracks me up. That net has caught a lot of sea critters! Just a fun card for a guy, I love it! Hugs, Brenda

aussie aNNie said...

FABULOUS card Carol, love the netting look and added sealife..x  {aNNie}

jimlynn said...

OMG! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! I don't even know where to begin telling you how outstanding this card is. I love everything about it and could stare at it all day long. The word sensational just doesn't sum it up. LOVE IT!
Sorry I haven't been around lately but hopefully things will look a little better for a while now.
Lynn

SARN said...

What a fabulous looking masculine card Carol. Just perfect xxx

debby4000 said...

What a fabulous mans card, love how you've used the netting.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Shirley said...

Beautiful card! Very original!