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Saturday, June 9, 2012

JustRite Friday Challenge #074 - "Vintage Masculine"

The JustRite Friday Challenge #074 is to create a vintage Masculine card.  This is my take on the card challenge.  I began with the "Anchors Away" stamp set.  Since it is nautical I looked for paper that reminded me of water.  Authentiques new Fresh "Free" paper fit my criteria.  The next step was to make it look even more like water so I went into my pile of embossing folders and found my Cuttlebug "Swirls" to emboss the DP paper.  I wanted to give the illusion of waves and rough water in an ocean.  The next step was to distress the paper so I used Antique Linen over the front and went back with Walnut Stain on the edges and a few areas on the main card.  Earlier I had tried Picket Fence  to see if I could make it look like white caps but that did not work.    The die shaped map was stamped on white with Archival Ink and distressed with the Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.  I cut this by hand since I do not have the die set.  I cut the center out with a Spellbinder circle die and added what I hope looks like a nautical rope.  The string used was black and white and I distressed it with Rusty Hinge and then used glossy accents to get it to stay in place.  The old ship image was stamped in black on a Bazzil blue (the backside) and distressed with Antique Linen.  This now reminded me of a ships port hole looking from out from one ship to another. The sentiment was stamped on white and distressed with Antique Linen, cut by hand and popped on the card front.  This was all mounted on Kraft paper edged with Walnut Stain to give that older look.  I had fun making a card without coloring, ribbon bow or gems.  Do hope you enjoy.

6 comments:

  1. This is an AWESOME nautical card & I thought exactly as you did about looking through the porthole from one ship to another! Your rough waters, antiquing and the rope really make it all work so well with those awesome JR stamps!!!

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  2. You did a WONDERFUL job, Mary Jo! That paper is perfect and the embossing is a great touch! So glad you could join us in this masculine challenge at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

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  3. Teriffic card! It makes me love that stamp set. You really captured a nautical feel. Using Cuttlebug Swirls for waves is awesome.

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  4. This is beautiful. I have that stamp set coming, and I can't wait to get it! I love your rope, (as well as everything else about your card), it really does look nautical!

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  5. Where to start? Love the embossed texture over the patterned paper and the rope/twine around the "port hole"!

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  6. J
    Love ur entry i hope to play soon ur one of the top four in my personal picks lol

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