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Convention Swap #1

More Masculine Inspiration

Hi there

I have one more masculine card today, that we made in a recent class. I am glad to see that 'The Open Sea' stamp set made it into the new 2015-16 Annual Catalogue as it is a great set for masculine cards. 

I have used one of my favourite colour combinations of Night of Navy, Real Red and Sahara Sand. The red panel has been embossed with the 'Argyle' embossing folder, which is unfortunately retiring. It is a great design for masculine cards and you can purchase it at a discount from the retiring list. 

The sailing ship has been stamped in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White.  I have extended the horizon on the left side with my marker and then turned the image upside down and stamped the sea again multiple times, masking the bottom edge.  This gives more depth at the base of the image for die cutting. The sky was lightly sponged with a dauber and Soft Sky ink.

I didn't have enough Real Red candy dots, so I punched the holes around the Night of Navy oval with my cropadile to let the Real Red base show through.  I was really happy with the way it came out. The anchor has been stamped in Early Espresso and coloured with a Smoky Slate Blendabilities marker and fussy cut. The panel at the bottom has been stamped with the wavy lines stamp from the 'Chalk Lines' stamp set before over stamping the birthday greeting from the 'Four You' stamp set. This set is also retiring.

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Project Details
Stamps The Open Sea, Four You, Chalk Lines
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories Brights Candy Dots, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Basic Metal Buttons
Tools     Argyle Embossing folder, Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Cropadile (not SU), Dimensionals, Stampamajig, Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker, Smoky Slate Blendabilities

You can browse the retiring products list online by clicking here.

Thanks for looking!

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