I am the one who posts all the cards over at gotinkgirlz and I had fallen behind so I have been asked to post 2 challenges over there this week. Click on the the link above and check out all the other fun cards and projects the others have made. They are some really talented ladies.
Here is the sketch we worked with for this weeks challenge
Here is my card for this challenge
The card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and I used Cherry Cobbler( #119685 $6.95 for 24 sheets of CS) as the CS. I stamped the navy log from the stamp set The Open Sea(Item #123032 Clear $18.95)found in the new summer mini (LOVE THIS SET) in Cherry Cobbler ink( #119669 $5.95) to give it the tone on tone look. I punched a circle using our 1 3/4 circle punch(Item #119850 $15.95)I ran a strip of Crumb Cake cs (#120953 $6.95 for 24 sheets)5 1/2 x 3/4, I distressed the edges with my scissors and brown ink, each piecs of patterned paper was cut at a different size in length but the width is 1 11/16, the patterned paper (DSP-Designer series paper) was called Nautical Expedition (#122343 $10.95 for 12 double sided papers)this is also found in the new summer mini catalog and is for a limited time. I water colored the ship using aqua painters (#103954 $16.95 for 2) and black Staz on ink (#101406 $7.95)I used Marina mist (#119668 $5.95) for the sky, Not Quite Navy for the ocean(#103008 $5.95, Night of Navy(#102977 $5.95) for the ships shadow, and soft suede ink(#115657 $5.95) for the ship and sails and the tiny flag I used a touch of cherry cobbler. I finished it off with a bit of Baker's twine(#123125 $2.95) found in the new mini for a limited time. I used a navy blue button from our old retired buttons collection so any button will work.
The white CS I watercolored the ship on was a scrap that I glued to the inside of the card the size is 2 7/8 x 2 1/8.
I didn't add a sentiment but it would work as a great masculine birthday card, or thank you card or a Father's day card. Guy cards are sometimes so hard to come up with, this new set is wonderful for a manly card. There are alot of guy oriented stamps in this new summer mini, I hope you check them out.
I will have a new challenge posted at gotinkgirlz on Monday so check back with us
P.S. I have had no time to proof read as I have a child breathing down my neck waiting to get on the computer...lol...so sorry in advance for any type-o's ;-)