Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Open Sea


I pulled out my SU! Open Sea stamp set and had a play with it recently, resulting in this card. I used vanilla, cool caribbean, kraft, and early espresso cardstock colors. The kraft panel was heat embossed with white ep using a Kaisercraft background fishing net stamp. The ship was stamped with early espresso ink and tied with some teal colored twine. The blue panel was embossed with a SU! seaside ef; adding some brown enamel dots, while the card base was embossed with a SU! decorative dots ef. The anchor was cut with metallic gold using a Marianne die and I wove some neutral twine through it. The sentiment is a single stamp from SU, heat embossed with white on espresso card stock, and I used a light colored Spectrum Noir marker to add a touch of blue color.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

(my take on the challenge is that no matter how far you travel, you'll always be in my heart)

(I did both heat and dry embossing)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol



19 comments:

Wendy said...

Love, love, love! Carol, you nailed it with this amazing masculine card! So many neat things to look at on this from the embossed panels to the diecut anchor! I just LOVE it! TFS and have yourself a nice day! Hugs~

Marjeta said...

Beautiful card. Love this scene.

Marjeta

*Vicki* said...

Hi Carol! This is such a fantastic card! I love the layout and all of the texture you've added to this!! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It is a perfect beachy, nautical, worldly creation. I make more ocean type cards than I have a purpose for, but I just love them. This one is no exception, Carol. That fishing net is amazing!

Daffodil Cards said...

FABULOUS, a Wonderful card and Very masculine.
Faith
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my!! Such fabulous card, it can be for masculine or feminine recipients, but I thinkit's just perfect for male!!! Pinned
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524492127902/
I just adore the design with the embossed waves and the boat, the net and anchor, and all the other fab details!!! A masterpiece!

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, a fabulous design and lots of great details.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Sherry Hickey said...

Carol, this is so gorgeous! There are so many details to love about this card I can't decide my favorite, so I'll just say totally awesome!!

Janice M said...

What a great card Carol!! Love the color combo, love that net stamp specially embossed done in white on kraft, and also love the way you used the twine. Safe to say I just LOVE the whole card!

Jeanne H said...

So fun to see an older stamp used! I have that set and need to get it out. Your card with all the elements is top notch.

Melissa Bove said...

Wonderful card! Such a fabulous design! Love the gold anchor!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card of the open sea, love it.xx [aNNie]

Marty Fishman said...

What a beautiful card! I recognized the fishing net stamp right away because I also have that awesome stamp! I love your ship image, but also love how you incorporated your embossed "water" piece- it looks great and I wouldn't have thought of doing that. The embossed decorative dots are awesome, as well. Thank you for playing along with us at Words2CraftBy for our "Keep Love in Your Heart" challenge :-)

Karen D. said...

wonderful guy card...great layout and details.
xx Karen

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a wonderful card. I like all the added touches you put in like the fishing net background, and the anchor, and the coloring on the globe.

Barb said...

I love this nautical card. The image, paper and embossing work perfectly together. Love it. Barbxx

BobbisTreasure said...

What a great, masculine take on our love challenge! Thank you fro sharing the love with us at Words 2 Craft By!

Sybrina K said...

Carol, What a wonderful masculine card... and I just can't get over all the dimension and texture. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Craft By. We always love seeing a Carol L creation in our gallery. :)

wannabcre8tive said...

This is really pretty. I love the texture, the paper and layout. Great masculine card.