Thursday, January 3, 2008

Shore Am Grateful - Masculine Card

I don't seem to make enough masculine cards, so that was my purpose tonight. I am so proud of ribbon on this one!

The background for this card is a stamp from JudiKins called Wood Grain Background . I stamped it using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink on tan colored cardstock, then sponged the edges with the same ink to give it a bit more of a distressed look.

The pelican and sentiment stamps are from the Let's Keep Swimming stamp set. You will recall that I used the fishes from this set on a card a couple of days ago.

I stamped the pelican on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

Next, I cut and embossed the stamped design with my circle Nestabilities. I will address "how" I did that in just a minute, since I had several questions about it yesterday.

The stamped image was colored with Tombow markers. I used my Versafine Vintage Sepia ink again to sponge around the stamped image, as well as the yellow layers on the card.

I think the rest of the card is self explanatory, but as always, if I left out anything please feel free to email me.

Since I had several questions about cutting and embossing with Nestabilities after the image was stamped, I decided to address it here.

The image to the left was stamped and embossed on watercolor paper.

After stamping I chose the Nestabilitie die that I wanted to use, then centered it over the image and taped it using removable tape. Please note that the cutting side is down, against the paper.

Next, I ran it through my Big Shot once to cut, then again to emboss.

The last photo is a picture of the cut and embossed stamped image before I took it out of the die.

If this was not clear to you, PLEASE don't hesitate to ask. I will be happy to clarify anything that may need more explanation.

So...that's it for me tonight. I'm off to find something for dinner.

My personal thanks to each of you for your continued support, your comments, and for stopping by each day.

Big Hug


Kerry J. said...

Love that background stamp! Thanks for sharing your nestabilities process with us - I don't have them yet, but am planning to soon! Awesome card - and very masculine!

Flossie's Follies said...

That peligan is adorable,I do have one question, I recently got some nesabilities but not sure if I am using them correctly you run the same image through twice without chaning anything and it cuts the firt time you run it through and then embosses

Alexandra said...

I love this card Michelle - perfect for the guy in your life! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

'Bella and Gabe said...

Thanks so much for the detailed and visual explanation. I always understand things so much better with a visual image and this was perfect.

Cute card, as always. Perfect for the men in your life! :)

~ Jennifer

Carol said...

thanks for the detailed information. I've not tried to cut/emboss a stamped image yet - for me it's just mats I've been playing with, so this gives a much better visual of how to do the whole process. TFS! Love this card, what a cute pelican and amusing sentiment:) BTW, were you aware that Desperate Housewives has a new episode this coming weekend?!?! :)

chelemom said...

Tape?!!! That is all I needed to do? DUH! Everytime I would go to emboss the image would move just a tiny bit.....and then I would have to start over! You just gave me a "lightbulb" moment!

Mindy said...

That's a fabulous guy card! Works for anybody, really!


Carolyn King said...

Doesnt get much cuter than this...and love the bg you used. Perfect!

dd2njoy said...

Great card!!! That bg is wonderful!