Monday, June 20, 2011

Card For David...Week 12









As you all know I have been "blog surfing" to get masculine card ideas. This card is inspired by the card I found on Marie Shaughnessy's blog Called "Stamping Inspirations" at WWW.mariestamps.com. Her site is set up so nicely. It has all the categories on the left hand side. The card I used for inspiration was designed and created by Jenni Shaughnessy. It uses a shaving cream background. I had done them years ago but I loved the look of the card so put my own twist on it.

The pictures on my post show the supplies used. My first attempt was to make the card with 2 or 3 colors of blue but I just didn't like it. So I went with just one color(night of navy). I used all Stampin Up supplies except for the 3 tiny brads. They are "outdoor denim" from Close To My Heart. I left off the bakers twine she used on her card and instead just used some dimensionals to pop up the compass. I stamped the boat and the compass twice. Cut out the center piece of the compass and the sails then used dimensionals on them for some more dimension. I loved using my color spritzer tool. It gives it the feel of the water splashing around the boat. After I was done, I kept looking at my card thinking what was off? Well, in Jenni's card she had the "shaving cream" background going across the page like water. DUH...I put mine up and down. :0) I still love how mine turned out. A clean and simple design always works for me.

I know there are 1,000's of blogs out there and I am so glad you stopped by to see what I've been up to. But if you have a moment stop by Marie's blog, you won't be disappointed!

Hope you liked my twist on Jenni's card. And as always I wish you time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...

5 comments:

  1. Hi Shirley your card looks so nice I wish I could see it in person. I know that this card must have been very hard to make.It looks like you used at least 4 or more diffrent techniques.

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  2. This is awesome. I've always loved the shaving cream technique, and it looks beautiful on this card. And popping up the boat and compass is a really great idea! Wonderful card, Shirley!
    Clickersister

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  3. Love this card! What is the shaving cream technique? Also, could not find Marie's website.:( Merri

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  4. Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments.

    I will do a picture by picture post of how to do this cool technique.

    I'm sorry you weren't able to find her site. I still don't know how to share a link. I'll get my hubby to help me figure it out. :0)

    Thanks again for all your wonderful comments!
    happy Stamping!
    Shirley

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