Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Everything!

Popping in today to share a card I made using the layout from Seize the Sketch Challenge #15:

and the inspiration photo from the most recent Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge:

I was inspired by the weathered beadboard, the touch of red, the texture of the twine, and the bits of silver in the photo. With all of that in's my creation:

The sentiment and sailboat die are both from Paper Smooches. So super fun! I heat embossed the sentiment in silver and I popped up the sails with foam tabs to give them some dimension. Here's a closer look:


We'll be giving this card to our neighbor friend, Jimbo, who turns 65 next week. He's an avid sailor and just one of those people who truly loves life and always has a smile on his face. Hope he likes it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Simply Said (Paper Smooches)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Sterling Silver (Stampendous!)
Cardstock: Rustic White and Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink), Black (DeNami Design)
Vellum: (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: On The Bright Side - One 6x6 Designer Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye), Swagger 6x6 Paper Pad (Fancy Pants)
Dies: Sailboat (Paper Smooches), Small Standard Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Brads: (Making Memories)
Fibers: Jute Rope (Canvas Corp) 


Lisa Elton said...

Sounds like it's perfect for him Lisa! It has a great rustic loving life look!!

Brenda in IN said...

Cute card and perfect for someone who likes to sail.

Lori said...

This is fabulous! Love the rustic details and the embossed silver sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Greta said...

Creative genius, Lisa! He will love it!

Karen M said...

Amazing card - I love everything about it - hugs xx

~amy~ said...

I love this...such a fan of anything nautical!

Stef Perry said...

Great card, the sailboat is fantastic! The wood background is a perfect compliment, and the embossed sentiment gives it a nice festive look.

Erin said...

What a perfect masculine card! I LOVE the sailboat and rustic feel to your card!
Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Smooches Sparks!