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!

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Hope your day is happy, happy!

12 comments:

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

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  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 : ).

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. luv the scene you have created...

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  10. Great card. Love everything about it

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

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