Saturday, July 2, 2011

Surf's Up!

Masculine cards have to be my most challenging - especially since I admire all the floral cards out there!  Needing a masculine graduation card, and finding this super challenge at CASual Fridays, I thought going with Kraft and beach-y blues might be just the way to go. 

I started by masking the sun or moon (whichever mood you are in) on a piece of Kraft CS, and sponged the blue sky around.  Then I added some drifts of Kraft sand (sponged of course).

Here, I tucked in a few embossed surf boards so that they had a glossy/wet look (ya' know after surfing all day, they had to dry off...)

I added 3 tags to the upper left, using just the Happy part of the Happy Graduation stamp for the smaller tags.  The 3 tags and the 3 sea shells I thought fell right into sketch challenge that inspired this layout.  You can see the sketch here from iheart2stamp.  

I hope it's a happy, happy day for the graduate!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope your day is happy, happy!


  1. Great job with this kraft challenge! I love the
    "sand" look! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. What a fun graduation card : ). Your amount of large and small details and accessories are just right. It's a great card, well done : ).

  3. Oh my Luci, this is fabulous! The details are so wonderful - love the masked sun/moon, the tiny tags, the shells on the larger tag with the one corner rounded - it is a master piece. I LOVE it!

  4. Brilliant card, love the sanded background for the surf boards :)
    Jenny x

  5. Love it all! Pieced surfboards, masked sun/moon, and tiny tags, wow!

  6. What a great job of inking here. I love the added textures! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  7. Awesome work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Love the scene you set. Surf boards...AWESOME! Fabulous job!

  9. luv the scene you have created...

    Don't forget to add this to our linking party this week.

  10. Gr8t card!

  11. Great card. Love everything about it

  12. Very cool! Perfect male card; I don't believe you struggle with them!


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