Saturday, June 7, 2014

~Father's Day Wishes~ C4C239

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I am starting off my weekend with my first post as the month long Guest Designer for Crazy 4 Challenges! What a talented group of crafters! Thanks for the invitation Peggy! 
The first challenge is "Man Made".
How many of us need more masculine cards in our stash? Have some men/boys that have a birthday coming up? A special sport event? Graduation? Father’s Day is just around the corner too! So let’s see some masculine cards/projects!
I am so behind with my Father's Day cards so that's the route I took. I decided to use the Stampin-Up "open sea" set and designer paper from the "nautical expedition" collection. I used this card from Pinterest as my inspiration. Made changes to make it my own.
My background panel is smoky slate and I stamped some of the images in early espresso ink. Layered not quite navy on this panel. Used the Mft "flag stax" dies to cut the pennants from the designer paper.
The image panel is also smoky slate and I stamped images in early espresso and the ship in not quite navy. I used some burlap underneath this panel. To finish off my card, I die cut an anchor and stamped my sentiment.
That's my card for this first challenge. Drop over to the Crazy For Challenges Blog to see what the rest of the talented design team has created.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Open Sea (Stampin-Up), Strong Anchor (Verve)
Ink: early espresso and not quite navy (Stampin-Up)
Paper: smoky slate, not quite navy, nautical expeditions dsp (Stampin-Up)
Accessories: MFT flag stax die, Verve strong anchor dies, David Tutera burlap ribbon


  1. Mary, this is so gorgeous! I love that stamp and you've inspired me to get it out and use it once again now. Great design!

  2. Gorgeous card! I love all your layers. Masculine cards are so challenging and I just remembered today that next weekend is Father's Day!

  3. a nautical card always catches my attention....great layout on this one

  4. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

  5. Wonderful nautical card! Perfect for Father's Day!!



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