Friday 19 June 2015

Nautical card for a man

I recently treated myself to this Marianne Design special offer kit from Cuddly Buddly, it's called Beach Set and includes A4 papers, the Nautical stamps and some lovely silky ivory ribbon and all for just £5.19 from Buddly Crafts - find it here.  Now the stamp set on it's own would cost you £8.99 so it's a bargain, and you get the papers and ribbon!  A no brainer in my book and perfect for creating something for 'difficult' men.  So this is what I came up with:

It's a smallish 5" square cream base and I've used a pale kraft card to mat my patterned paper from the pack, and to stamp the ship on to die cut out with the smaller circle die from LR0141.  I've added my signature faux embossed stitching and over-stamped the paper with some of the designs in the set using a mix of green, blue, sand and brown chalk inks.  The anchor is a MD die cut, LR0232 and I've just added string that I've also coloured with the inks.  To lighten things up I dabbed on the snow white paint dabber here and there.  The ship picture and the fish are coloured with pencils, thought they would show up better on the kraft for the ship and the cream card I used for stamping the fish.  So what do you think of my first attempt - it's a bit different to my usual flowery style, but I had fun getting inky fingers!

As Creative Inspirations, Loves Rubberstamps, and Crafty Cardmakers all want to see masculine creations, I can enter my card with each of them.


  1. Fabulous card Annie and wan't it great value for money...I bought it too!! xx

  2. That's a great value kit - I just had to snag me one !! Love your card, perfect for a man.


    1. what else did you get to go with it though .. .. ..?
      hugs, xx

  3. Absolutely fabulous! Perfect for our challenge this week at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

  4. Love all of the little details on this great masculine card....the image is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps, hope you'll join us again for our weekly challenges.

  5. Schitterend wat leuk gemaakt. Groeten Trijntje

  6. Hi Annie, what a nice surprise to see your lovely male marine card at Loves Rubberstamps , good luck and hugs Blankina

  7. Wow, what a gorgeous, vintagey looking male card. I love the layout you chose! Thanks for sharing it with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week, hope to see you again soon!
    Jennifer, DT

  8. Such a great card! I love the shimmery colours! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  9. Fabulous card!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!


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