Monday, February 6, 2012


OK, two challenges in one night and a weeknight at that!  Craziness!

The second VCMP challenge is to make a nautical themed masculine card.  Do you sense the cruise theme with these challenges?  I feel like there's going to be one at the end of the week requiring a buffet, lounge chair, or bath towel origami animal!  Seriously, though, my predictions are 1) the sketches they're using on the cruise, 2) water, 3) sea life, 4) map, 5) summer, 6) the cruise digi, and 7) some additional color or sentiment themes. 

I used a stamp from SU Wonderful Woodcuts (a fabulous set for masculine cards) and some Bazzil that I embossed with two CB folders.  I tried to cut waves to make a ruffle card and it was a major disaster, so I nixed that idea early on.  I think the problem was that the Bazzil wanted to tear since it had been embossed and had been weakened. 

I colored the image with my watercolor pencils.  Frankly, I get much better results with them than the few Copics I have and the whole set cost about as much as 1 Copic.  One day, I will learn enough about Copics to make them worthwhile. 

The anchor was part of some random embellishments in a grab bag of sorts I bought at Big Lots about two years ago.  The pack didn't have a manufacturer, but it might be Colorbok because most items in the bag were from that brand. 

Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: none thus far, but my box is filling up nicely!
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695


  1. Great card Kathryn... thanks for sharing. Pam

  2. Oh!! That embossing folder is perfect for this card! It looks like waves! How fun!

  3. Very nice card Kathryn. I'n like you and the colored pencils do so much better than the markers.

  4. I like the soft blues on your card and the different embossing folders. I never would've thought that one could look like waves, but it does on this card!

  5. Nice job with the Masculine Nautical challenge. I like the softer effect that colored pencils give and the embossing folders you picked are perfect too.

  6. I like all the texture in your card and the anchor adds the perfect tough.

    Barb Housner

  7. I love your masculine card. Beautiful embossing and coloring!

  8. Great picks on the embossing folders for this card. Pretty!

  9. Love that image and your charm is a nice little touch


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