Saturday, May 9, 2015

At the beach

I made this card for my husband's brother who has recently been moved to a Home for Veterans. He is in his 80's and his health is failing. He is half way across the country from us, so we don't get to see him often. Hope this card cheers him up a bit when he receives it.

The image is Impression Obsession Boat & Lighthouse. This is my favorite of all the lighthouse image stamps I own. I return to it over and over again for masculine cards. It's stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black on Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock, and colored with Copic Markers.
I simply cut it out and rounded the corners with a corner punch. The background mat is a piece of 12x12 from my scraps-but no idea what brand. It's double sided with white core. I embossed the piece with Darice Beach Waves embossing folder and distressed with a sanding block to bring out the waves. The sentiment is cut with Impression Obsession Greetings dies and the anchor is a Memory Box die. I popped the image up with foam dimensionals.

Will enter this in the following challenges:
Cards In Envy - When Nature Calls! -cards featuring things found in "nature" either living or inanimate objects.
Crafty Cardmakers and more- Make your own background-no designer papers
Papertake Weekly challenge Anything Goes-optional is No designer papers
Creative Knockouts-#88 Distressing
Just Us Girls Trend Week #292-Embossing


  1. Jackie,

    What a wonderful card for your brother-in-law! (Love that embossing folder.) I'm sure your card will bring a smile to his face. Next time you talk with your husband's brother, please pass along my thanks for his service.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy!

  2. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. Hey Jackie - what a great thing to do. I'm sure he's feeling lonely and will be thrilled to receive a thinking of you card. That you for sharing this with us at Cards in Envy this challenge. Take care.

  4. What a beautiful scene you created. I am sure your bil will cherish this card. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls.

  5. Lovely masculine card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More this week. Mary

  6. I wish I could escape to the beautiful scene you have created! Thanks for joining us for our embossing week over at Just Us Girls!

  7. Love this beautiful beach scene with the anchor and light house! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

    Sandy’s Crafty Creations Blog

  8. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts.

  9. what a beautiful scene-- thanks for joining in at JUGS!