Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Ship in the Night ~ An Impressionistic Approach

Father's Day is quickly approaching. I know, you're thinking... no, it's next month. Well, I said that too, then I looked at the calendar and my busy schedule and decided I'd better get started or I'd never get them done I need THREE! One for my dad, one for my father-in-law, and one for the most wonderful Daddy of hubby.

Masculine cards are one of my favorite things to make. Mostly because there isn't a lot of options out there to work with. I love pushing myself (a little).

This card was so much fun to create. It was actually pretty simple and quick to put together. Really, it was! Obviously I wanted to do a nautical theme. I'm addicted to them. I'm not really a fan of DSP, only because everyone has access to it. I wanted something very unique that you can't find anywhere. So, I decided to go with a Van Gogh theme. I think it worked out perfectly.

Sponges and markers were used to color the background.

I added a three dimensional look by cutting out the sails (from a second stamped image) and lifting them with dimensionals.

I've recently started matching the envelopes to my cards. It's a simple way to add that unique, one-of-a-kind touch. I love it!

What I Used:
Cardstock ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink ~ So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Black StazOn
Stamp Sets ~ The Open Sea, Hardwood, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tools ~ Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SU Markers, Sponges, Blender Pen, Water, Word Window Punch, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Liquid Glue, Anywhere Glue Stick, Paper Piercing Tool
Embellishments ~ Vintage, Hemp Twine (not SU)


  1. This card is off the charts amazing Melissa! You never seem to lack creativity!

  2. I would love to know what technique you used to create this card. It is off the charts! Simply amazing.


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