Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fair winds and following seas

Greetings! Sorry I've been MIA this week. I was out of town for work and had planned to post a few things, but it turned into a really busy week and I was just too pooped at night to even think about it!

I made this card for my brother's 50th birthday, which was 10 days ago. He is having a party tonight to celebrate, so today seems as good a day as any to post the card since I couldn't post it on the actual day. The stamps are from Papertrey Ink's Out to Sea set, the polka dot paper is from Papertrey Ink's Bitty Dot Basics Paper set and the Compass Rose paper is from Graphic 45's Transatlantique collection.

The Compass Rose image was stamped and embossed twice using Versamark ink and American Craft's new ZING! Glitter embossing powder. The fist image was cut out using a Labels Three Nestabilities die and the background was airbrushed using two colors of Copic markers. The center portion of the second image was cut into four 3/4" squares and matted on black inchie squares, which were then placed on top of the first embossed image.

My father was a doodler and one of his favorite things to doodle was a Compass Rose. When I saw this Compass Rose stamp and the Compass Rose paper, it just seemed like the perfect combination for a card for this milestone birthday. There was only one problem - my brother didn't remember that our dad used to doodle Compass Roses....Oh well, I tried!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend! Thanks for stopping by!


Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and patterns, Robin!!! Love the sponge stenciling. Beautifully done!!!

Karen said...

bsolutely gorjus card Robin. Love the colours and the theme is fab.

Love Karen x

Silke Ledlow said...

Awesome masculine card - Robin!!! The black embossing really makes the compass stand out!!! I know he will love it!!! Hugs ~S~

Joan Ervin said...

What a wonderful guy card, Robin....I love the Compass Rose image and the great colors you used!!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

I really like this -- the airbrushing looks like water to me!