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Monday, 26 May 2014

Father's Day


Today's offering is one of the father's day cards that I made. I wanted to create the illusion of being on board a ship and then I thought about this metal ship stamp that I have, a circle frame and some acetate and I could then picture it in my head.


So I set to work. I stamped the ship in black archival onto white card and coloured it in with distress markers a paintbrush and some water. Once it was dry I added some white accents to water to give impression of splashing waves. Then i cut a frame out of black card to create the porthole window. I attached acetate to it and added silicone glue to edge before sticking it down onto ship. This helped give it some dimension and as it is clear is less visible. i set it away to dry and started working on background.

 

Trying to catch reflection of acetate..........


So I wanted to create the inside of a  cabin on a ship but since the ship visible from porthole was the HMS Victory, I thought i needed a more opulent look. So I delved into the kaiserkraft stash of papers and chose a couple that I felt would look most like wall paper. I added a strip of black for border. Then I mounted the porthole in the middle. At this point it looked quite bare so I needed to embellish it further.
I cut 2 small spellbinders shapes from black card and enriched them with renaissance gold gilding wax to give the idea of something aged. With the little rectangle one I decided to turn it into a frame and so I cut out the centre and drew a little picture for it.
With the other one I decided to cut it in 2 to double up as hinge and latch for porthole. I added some olympic gold cosmic shimmer glue dots mimicking screws and bolts and at this point felt that it was looking more realistic.


Then I stamped the sentiment, which is from Indigoblu, in versamark and embossed in black. I cut each letter separately for ease of positioning. I inked all around the edges in black archival. I stuck dad in the top left corner and the other 3 in lower right corner which left lower left corner quite bare. So then ai stamped and embossed a ship's wheel from graphic 45 and cut it out and attached it there so then the card looked more balanced.



I do hope you like my make, Theresa xx

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:

Fan-tastic tuesday - one for the guys
Paper crafting journey - for that special man
Rhedd and rosie challenge - no flowers/nothing floral

12 comments:

  1. A fabulous card Theresa, a great design and your stunning image is so beautifully coloured!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  2. Hi Theresea, this is a gorgeous card, love the colour pallet, very classy, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

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  3. Fabulous Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Male Challenge,your support is greatly appreciated... we would love you to come again next week for another fun challenge...
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday
    XX

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  4. perfect fathers day card, love the detail. Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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  5. Hi Theressa....Your masculine card is so pretty. I love your nautical theme and all of the beautiful little "rusted metal" embellishments that you've created. The black center reminds me of a porthole! LOVE it! I also wanted to thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. <3 Candy

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