Monday, August 22, 2016

Nautical Happy Birthday

Hello, everyone! Today I am sharing a masculine birthday card with a nautical theme!  I was inspired by this month's Taking it Nautical challenge over at Gecko Galz!  I used a ship image from Gecko Galz Let's Get Nautical Collage Sheet as the focal point. I sponged Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink around the image and mounted it on an angle on a distressed scrap.


Here are the other products used:
  • Clear stamp:  Antique Map (Flourishes) 
  • Dies: Anchor, ship's wheel (My Favorite Things), lobster, stitched rectangle (Gina Marie Designs), Happy Birthday (All Occasion Dies - won in a candy from Brenda last fall - thank you, Brenda!)
  • Other:  Yarn (second-hand store), gems (stash)

I would also like to support these challenges (listed alphabetically): 613 Avenue Create AG 8/8; Aud Sentiments For the Men Plus Sentiment 1/5; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG 1/2; Card Mania Let's Party (birthday) 2/3; Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3; Crafty Catz AG with a Twist of Birthdays 1/3; Creative Corner 3-Layer Card 1/3; Crop Stop Linky #19 (Distress Ink sold at Crop Stop here) 4/5; DL.ART August Linky AG 1/day; Double D Neutrals 1/3; Fab n Funky AG UE; Gecko Galz Facebook Group Ships at Sea; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Lunagirl Moonbeans AG 3/3; Mod Squad The Die's the Thing 2/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; One Stitch at a Time For Men UE; Pile it On Die-cut Embellishments UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets All cardstock and die-cuts from snippets) 1E; Simon Says Stamp Monday Go Fish 1/5; Sparkles Monthly Lots of Layers 2/3; Tuesday Throwdown AG 3/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk1

I would also like to support these two challenges (back-linking permitted):
Just Keep On Creating AG UE
Love to Scrap No Rulz 2 Challenge and Blog Hop UE




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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

61 comments:

Sall said...

This is incredible, such imagination and I love the inking. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us at OSAAT this fortnight, I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Love 'n' hugs Sall OSAAT DT.

Karen Lunagirl said...

Beautiful! I like nautical and especially antique maps. Thank you for joining my August challenge at Lunagirl! ~ Karen

Kuni said...

Beautiful card Kitty.
Hugs
Kuni

brenda said...

It's a perfect masculine card Kitty, the colours, image and embellishing.

B x

Bunny said...

Love the colors here. It really is a great masculine card. The lobster die is great.

Lisa said...

This is so fabulous!! I love the ship image!! You've showcased it beautifully!! The lobster and wheel and anchor are awesome touches!! Love this my friend!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That's fab I love nautical cards

cotnob said...

A super card Kitty, such a fabulous masculine design.
Pauline
x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautifully themed card, thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Lorraine DT

Bad Kitty said...

wow! this is so cool card!
loveit!
hugs
Fiki

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow!!! Love very much this masculine card! Pinned immediately! :D
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524484297034/
They are always so difficult to do, but you have created a masterpiece!! Amazing paper and that ship on the distressed paper scrap looks wonderful!! Anu diecut adds a lot of interest to the whole card! And love the string and the blings!! Your card is very cool, my friend!! Great work!

Valerija said...

Wow, this is just amazing. Love your nautical card. Great job!
Valerija xx

Lori said...

Hi, Kitty! What a gorgeous, masculine card. You did a masterful job combining all these elements!

carol said...

Hello...Beautiful creation,
thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ
Carol C DT
x

Darlene said...

Awesome! Love the old world designer paper you used with the nautical image and embellishments! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Neutrals’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Angela Jones said...

Thanks for joining our Fun-Day Friday Challenge @ Jo’s Scrap Shack.

Donna said...

What a fabulous nautical card Kitty, I like your subtle background and your darling die cuts!

Judy Woodland said...

This is the perfect masculine card, very well thought out and put together. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!
Judy - Mod Squad Challenge Host

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Wow, looks amazing, great coloure choice and maby instead of a bow try a knot, you have on youtube all kinds, I low making knots....
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is such a beauty...love the color scheme
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Catherine said...

This card is fabulous! Your masculine card is perfect in so many ways. I love all the different elements you put on your card as well as the entire design. Great job! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

vinita jain said...

Wow Kitty! This is absolutely beautiful Masculine one, so different! Love the color choice and beautiful embellishment too!

Billie A said...

Great nautical and masculine card. I love this look and color choice. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.
Billie A
Inspiration Destination
Catch the bug
Creative with Stamps
Aud Sentiments

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh I love this cards and all those great elements you've put on this card. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

terrie said...

What a great looking card....you did a great job adding all of your embellishments....love the color and the design background paper.
Well done on such a great masculine card.....hugs

Tracey said...

Fabulous Masculine card ....love the vintage look! Great creating :)

Hetty said...

Wow. love cards with a nautical theme (we have a boat!) and this one is fantastic. Love your vintage style.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Awesome male creation Kitty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Kathy Krug said...

Great masculine card. Love the ship image on the map paper and the dies you chose are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Double D Challenge Blog. Hope to see more of your creations in future challenges.
Kathy
DD DT

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful masculine card and I love the old world charm. Great color choices.

Pia S said...

You've managed to give this nautical card a really aged look, the background reminds me of an old map. Love that lobster die, new to me!

Di said...

Fabulous card Kitty - as Pia says, it immediately reminded me of an old parchment map too! Love the dies you used as well.

Hugs

Di xx

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Kitty this is a beautiful nautical card! This is a great card for a masculine birthday too... such gorgeous neutral color tones! Love it! Thanks for joining our Funday Friday challenge this week! Have a great day!
Hugs,
Jo-owner
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

SARN said...

I agree with everyone else . . . this is a super card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Michelle said...

Hi Kitty - what a wonderfull stylish card - perfect for a bloke - Michelle x

Patti said...

And you've said you are not good with masculine cards!! wow! friend!! this is so wonderful. I am applauding!! : )

Patti

Elle Kay said...

Beautiful card! Nautical theme is so cool, and I love the distressed look you gave it. So creative, thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments - Elle Kay

Leslie Miller said...

That's a fabulous background stamp from Flourishes. I've always loved it. Along with your dies and torn paper it makes a perfect setting for the beautiful ship image. Glad to see your card in our Neutrals challenge at Double D!

Diane said...

Wow love the masculine birthday card with the nautical theme.

Hugs Diane

Karen K said...

Terrific card!! I love the masculine theme, I have such a hard time with that personally. Great layout and dies! Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a fabulous nautical design! Thanks so much for adding your gorgeous card into the Fab 'n' Funky 'Anything Goes' challenge. I hope you're enjoying your Summer. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

marion said...

gorgeous nautical card, love the background and the ship, a perfet touch. Wishing you a lovely day, lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your loely furbabys, xxx, Marion

Evie said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Good luck!

Evie - DT member

Granmargaret said...

Great male card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Fun Day Friday, Gecko Galz and Not Just Cards.

Barbara Godden said...

Not sure how I missed this one, it's fabulous. masculine cards are not the easiest to do. Fab. ship. great design.

Barb said...

I'm catching up again. Kitty this is a fantastic card. A great vintage male card. Reminded me of pirates! Barbxx

Karen Letchworth said...

What a super cool masculine card, and I must also say....EXCELLENT photography of your card. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Word Art Wednesday, and I wish you the best of luck in the random draw. Have an awesome week, and please join us again soon.
Blessings,
Karen

P.S. I would love to have you stop by my blog any time you can, just to say hello. I hope to have you visit soon.
Karen
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

CraftYourPassion said...

Super project.Love the colours and design.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Suze said...

Great colour scheme for that image Kitty. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Veronica Regazzi said...

wow!!! love all the detail!
Beautiful card,
thank you for sharing at Craft your Passion!
DT Veronica

KraftyKoolKat said...

Awesome creation Kitty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxx

Lisa said...

What an awesome manly card this is! Love the design and the brown hues...so handsomely pretty!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous masculine card,love the map stamp and vintage image
Carol x

Carole Wright said...

wow fabulous card, love it x

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful masculine card, KT, with warm, vintage colors. XXOO

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Perfect masculine card...Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge.

suzARTe said...

Your cards are all so different, its great to be able to create a variety of cards. I love the background and all the different elements you have put together.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Wonderful and beautiful card! Great vintage nautical. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog Hop
Tina dt

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is a fabulous card. I love the gorgeous image and beautiful nautical elements. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

Helen said...

A lovely masculine card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Paddington fan said...

A fab masculine card - thank you for sharing it with us at Sparkles Monthly, love Jacky x