Monday, May 20, 2013

WHIMSY "Try It Tuesday" #15

OMG!!  Hang onto your sox people -- it is June NEW RELEASE DAY for WHIMSY....... and if you love water as much as I do, (even bottled) you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this months' releases.  I have a smattering of them in my hot little hands......and I am IN LOVE!!  Ideas are exploding from my well-earned silver haired head --  like a bag of popcorn in a microwave.
I have a quick and easy-peasie masculine card for you today, just in time for Father's Day.........  dressed up with a smattering of feminine touches to "pretty-it-up" add some interest. This ship is breathless........  I always think of my Dad when I see a sailing ship.  Dad came to Canada from England working on a vessel much like this one, running away from home at the age of 14, after my widowed Grandmother remarried. 
P1020627 copyOK,  I do get carried away with memories at times - so let's get on with the real reason for this post.  WHIMSY "TRY-IT TUESDAY #15!!! 
The base card uses a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock, scored in half at 5 1/2".  The secret to the edge of this card is finding a border punch that punches a full border, punching from one side. (this one is the fancy lace border from SU)  Leaving a center panel (1 3/4" in this case) to be decorated with a DP (or not).
Now for the image.  I stamped the ship once onto a piece of mottled blue DP (from stash) and twice onto white cardstock. Working from the background of the sails, pieces were cut from the stamped white images and glued over the DP image for a 3D look.  The paper pieced image was cut into a 3" circle and matted with a slightly larger die cut and sponged with TH Tea Dye Distress Ink. Two copic markers (BV13, BV17) were used to darken the areas of the inside area of the ship and the water. A Sukura White Pen was used to give the illusion of whitecaps on the water. Really easy-peasie would be to stamp the image onto the white cardstock and sponge a sky / water background. (I always do things the hard way).
P1020621 copy This Stamp Set, (3 images and 3 sentiments) is such a mystery, I don't even know it's name!!
Do check into the The Whimsy Stamps site to see all the goodies and  the Whimsy Blog to see all the delicious-ness the DT creates.
Materials used:  Mysterious New Whimsy  Release, Memento tuxedo black, TH Tea Dye Distress ink, 1/2 sheet of Card stock, 1/4 sheet of card stock, pieces of White Cardstock (copic) and DP, Copic markers:  BV13, BV 17, Ribbon and flat back pearls (from stash). Double border punch,
P1020629 The cutouts on the front of the card limited the sentiment size so it wouldn't peek through. A die cut similar to the front image was cut rom contrasting cardstock, then a sponged sentiment was 3D taped to the die.
A wide bow to the bottom of the card and flat back pearls to the punched border were added for a feminine touch interest.
Hope this has given you some inspiration to "stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it along to brighten someone's day".
Next week, I will attempt to show you a different card fold from one very large circle.  See you then!madge0902 (1)


CraftinGranny said...

I love it Madge! Thanks for your Tuesday tutorials and for sharing your wonderful talent. "Hugs" Carol

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is smashing Madge. Love the idea of the punching. Judy x

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

This is beautiful, Madge. Very lovely work. I enjoyed the story of your Dad too! Thanks for sharing. xx Kathy

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