Wednesday, 3 July 2013

"A smooth sea...

... never made a skilled mariner". That's the sentiment I'm using on my latest card project.

Hello, crafty friends. Today I made a masculine birthday card for a sea-faring friend of ours. He's retired and together with his wife of 39 years they spend many happy hours on their boat enjoying the sun, sea and wind. When we grow up, we want to be just like them!

The papers are from a 6x6 pad called "For Men" by Wild Rose Studio. Since this is CAS my way, very few embellishments in action - just a few blue bling and twine.

The image is from Chocolate Baroque's Seashell Collage set. I embossed it in black EP and inked  the sea and sky with TH's Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans. Then I cut and layered the image with Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles dies and adhered it to the card with some foam tape. The sentiment is also from the same set by CB, stamped with Memento Bermuda Blue.

 On the inside I stamped a greeting from CB's Birthday Words set, again stamped with Memento Bermuda Blue. 

The sketch for this card is from Tuesday Morning Sketches #205 (I turned it on its side); Bearlymine Challenges #93 "Anything Goes"Cards Und More #85 "Travel / Adventure"Crafty Sentiments "Red, White and Blue"Word Art Wednesday #87 "Anything Goes with Inspirational Sentiment"Color Throwdown #249 " Brilliant Blue, Poppy Parade, White and Bermuda Bay"; Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge "Red, White and Blue" and Come and Get It "Masculine Challenge".

And with that I want to wish all my American friends, followers and readers and a very happy Independence Day. Freedom and liberty - so precious and we are truly blessed to have both. For solidarity's sake, here in Portugal I'll bake an apple pie...or maybe an apple cake... maybe I'll just eat and apple... and wash it down with some Calvados ... or apple cider ... hic! Happy 4th y'all!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. LOL you make me chuckle Asha. Fab male card huggles hun Sue xxx and thanks for your comments on my blog:)

  2. beautiful, Asha! thanks for joining us over at CTD this week:)

  3. Beautiful card, Asha! Great colors and theme for a masculine card!

  4. The clean design and your choice of papers and image make this card perfect for a man! I love nautical themed cards, and you do male cards so well!

  5. *hiccup* there you go, I'll have a beverage in solidarity too :) Love it! What a fabulous (and true!) sentiment - and I love the card. I'm featuring it on the TMS Facebook page today!

  6. Wonderful card - I love the yacht and and great sentiment! TFS

  7. This is a fabulous card, great take on the sketch.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

  8. Lovely card Asha both inside and out and what lovely words..Hugs Lozzy xx

  9. Fabulous male card Asha, great sentiment too. Carol x

  10. Wonderful card, Asha. The image is stunning. Great use of our sketch. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  11. A beautiful masculine birthday card! Love the boat image with perfect sentiment inside and out! Great use of twine, too! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Beautiful card this image is fab and beautiful papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly -Mine-Challenge.
    Hugs Julie x

  13. Oh wow! I love the colors with the gingham pattern and twine!! Stunning sentiment too!! ;)

  14. This is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing in our challenge this week, and have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  15. fab card, love the design
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  16. Great Masculine card Asha, wonderful image and design!

    Glad that you shared with us at Come And Get It!

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  17. fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments and good luck x

  18. What a great male card!! I love how you inked around the silhouette image!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  19. Love this masculine card Asha! The colours are perfect. Thank you for dropping into my blog today for a visit, always so happy to see you!

  20. This is a perfect masculine card and I'm sure your friend will appreciate it!

  21. What a beautiful masculine design...the ship image is wonderful and perfect for a sea-faring guy!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!


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