Monday, November 30, 2015

Nautical Thank Yous

It's Masculine Monday over at SSINK. I chose to use a nautical theme and make thank you cards. Here is all five together. Don't worry, if you keep scrolling you can see a closer view of each individual card. 

Due to the amount of time I spent on the details of the coloring and fussy cutting each image, I thought the layout needed to be very basic and allow the image to be the focal point.

The lighthouse is stamped in Early Espresso but colored in with Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand. 

Next is my husband's favorite of these cards, the sea turtle. He is stamped in Early Espresso and colored in with Sahara Sand and Early Espresso. 

Here is the cooked lobster! (in New England we say "lobstah") He is stamped and colored in Cherry Cobbler. Those legs and antennae were tough but I didn't chop them off! Phew!

Next is the Blue Marlin. Not gonna lie I had to Google the coloring so I could be sure it was appropriate for whomever I send this to. I didn't want to color it purple if that isn't the color they are. LOL. He is stamped in Night of Navy and colored in with Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate. 

Final one is the ships wheel. This one is stamped and colored with Early Espresso. My snips really didn't like the in between the spokes but I managed. I added the antique brad in the center of the wheel just as something more to enhance the card.

I used the layout from Create with Connie & Mary (#CCMC383).

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  1. Wow!! My kind of cards!!! Ty for the inspirations!

    1. You asked for more masculine cards, Mom! There you go! :P

  2. Leanne these cards are fabulous! Beautifully CAS yet the colouring and fussy cutting is exquisite! I love the DSP you used for the background too - it adds just the right amount of detail without being overpowering. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

  3. are the queen of fussy cutting! These are just beautiful!

  4. Whooot Whooo! What a wonderful array of masculine nautical cards! I love the theme and your coloring is fabulous! I'm so glad you were inspired and shared them with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. STUNNING!!! So simple in layout but so detailed in the finer designs of your cards. LOVE THEM ALL! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. :)

  6. Great use of this sketch to highlight those detailed colored images! Your CAS design really puts the focus in the right place! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. These are beautiful! Or should I say handsome? Ha! Perfect masculine cards! Your cutting is absolutely remarkable and your coloring is fabulous! Great job on the sketch! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. LOVELY! Such a great set of cards for the guys in your life! Your cutting skills are remarkable...even the ships wheel with such intricate details. Great watercoloring...perfection. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

  9. What a perfect sketch for your set of masculine cards! LOVE the addition of the candy dots to take it 'up a notch'! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  10. SUPER set of cards! I agree...the candy dots pushes it over the top! I just got that set and haven't used it...thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!


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