Friday, September 26, 2008

For my brother

I wanted to make a very special card for my older brother who will be attending a retreat soon, and I always struggle with more masculine looking cards. When I reached for the Winds of Grace stamp set, I remembered some fabulous cards I had seen using the masking technique. I stamped the sailboat image on a post-it note and cut it out and also punched out a circle with a 1-1/4" circle punch. I layered both masks over the sailboat stamped on glossy cardstock and used a brayer and sponges to apply several layers of colors. Sorry for the blurry scan...using a flash created a reflection off the glossy cardstock and not using a flash resulted in a blurry image. I figured it was better a little blurry than totally washed out with the flash.

{{sunset sailboat}}
Stamps: Winds of Grace
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Glossy White
Ink: Stazon Black, Baja Breeze, Groovy Guava, Really Rust, Ruby Red
Accessories: 1-1/4" circle punch, brayer, sponge, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, post-it note


Anonymous said...

I just love it!!!

Marilyn said...

This turned out really amazing Marilyn - great job on the masking - your brother will love this card for sure!!

Emily said...

This looks awesome Marilyn! Very masculine! Love the scene behind the boat. He's gonna love it!

Kathy W said...

masculine cards can be tough, but love what you came up with!

Nicole said...

Wow! This is fantastic, Marilyn!!

Debbi said...

What a beautiful sky. Great colors!!

Ret said...

This came out awesome, your brother will love it. Love the moon scene. A super masculine card!


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