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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

SUO# 105 - Embellishments, Card in a Box with the Open Sea

I love the card in a box style and have been wanting to try this technique with the Open Sea sailing ship for my Dad's birthday. He was in the RAN and has enjoyed a trip on a sailing ship (the eldest crew member on the Young Endeavour) so I think he will like this. Masculine cards can be a bit of a challenge! I am also entering this in the SUO challenge- to use an embellishment (page 208-209 of the Annual Catalogue). there are such a lot to choose from

I have made this style before (see posts here(Jan 9) and here for directions and measurements). I am also in awe of a french paper crafter Lezards de Cilou and she inspired me to try and get more detail in the elements. So after heat embossing with Early Espresso powder and cutting out the ship I have used the blender pen and some More Mustard ink to colour the sails, then manually embossing with the stylus. I am quite happy with the effect.
Ink colours include Island Indigo, Pool Party and Coastal Cabana for the sea, and Marina Mist for the sky.  the sea is 4 layers of torn cardstock sponged with all the sea colours., I have also used the aqua painter in the sea to blend the colours together a little.
 The anchor is embossed with a mixture of Early Espresso and Pewter for an aged patina.

The Antique Brad seemed to fit perfectly with the mariner theme, and I added a few candy dots from the brights collection near the globe. I have also used an old SU embellishment - the Soda Pop top which has been flattened in the Big Shot and filled with Crystal Effects.

9 comments:

  1. Wow!!! I absolutely love this work of art that you have created for your Dad!! I am sure that he will be so honored to receive this and will be so proud of you!! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

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  2. This is so creative!! Love this masculine card in a box. Thanks for playing along at SUO.

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    1. Thanks Bronwyn, I am so thrilled to be chosen as a top pick. And I am sad to see you leaving the design team, I have admired your work for a long time. I hope the Case-ing the Catty blog goes well, I don't seem to get as much opportunity to participate there as yet.(thought the intention is always there! Cheers, Liz

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  3. GORGEOUS! I love the scene you've created with your card in the box. Love all the details and perfect for your dad...he'll love it, too! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this week!

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  4. A card that overflows with creativity and loving details -- truly a work of art! I'm sure your father will cherish it forever. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at SUO this week.

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  5. HOLY SHNIKES this is THE BOMB!!!!!!! What an AWESOME creation!!!!!!

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  6. Thank you all for your lovely comments, yes he did like it!

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  7. Wonderful job on this project! The waves and the sky are especially well done! Congrats on being one of the SUO Challenge picks!

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    1. Thanks so much Stef, I was really happy with the colouring on this project, and I am thrilled to be chosen as a Top Pick! it's such a nice feeling when other paper crafters appreciate your work. i am really grateful.E

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz