Thursday, 14 June 2012

The Open Sea - three minute male card

Good morning! It's Thursday already and time for a quick card here. I've come up with a quick fathers day card (just in case anyone might have forgotten that it's this Sunday!) but the design would be suitable for lots of other occasions too. Come and see:


It's a sort of stained glass window look! I made a mask by punching a 1 3/4" circle out of a post it note, placing it over Whisper White card stock and daubing Marina Mist and Lucky Limeade ink inside. This is supposed to be pretty random but the green should be vaguely over land and the blue over sea. When the mask was removed, the globe image from The Open Sea was inked up in Basic Black and stamped over the top of the sponging using a stamp-a-majig for accurate positioning.


I added this sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, which I love for its simplicity, and attached the panel to a card base using dimensionals.
Here's what you'll need to make today's card:

Stamps: The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Basic Black
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: 1 3/4" circle punch, sponge daubersstamp-a-majig
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My daughter's revision continues... "Did you know," she said to me yesterday, looking up from her chemistry book, "that acids can be strong or weak depending on whether they ionise or not?" I shook my head. "No, but that reminds me, " I said. "I need to ionise some shirts!" We shrieked with laughter over this but I don't think I'd better give up the day job just yet!

I've been using my Simply Scored diagonal plate today and I'll have the results here tomorrow if you'd like to see.

Hugs,

24 comments:

  1. From my blog roll, I didn't believe this was a 3 minute card, came to get a better look. You need to be on a stamping up who's who, because you make their stuff look magnificent. Do they know about your talent???

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  2. What a perfect card for fathers day! Beautifully done!

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  3. i adore this, Vicky. So crisp and clean and the perfect masculine card. :) Ann Y.

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  4. Fab card Vicki! Perfect for Fathers day!
    Hugs, Victoria ~X~

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  5. Wow, what a wonderful technique, and a fab cas design, for those unfussy males in our lives!

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  6. WHat a lovely Fathers Day card VIcky and perfect with that touch of colour

    Anne

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  7. What a super card Vicky, at first I thought it was DP. Great stamping and inking! xx

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  8. Hi Vicky, this is great - I've just taken delivery of this stamp set and haven't used it yet ! I love the "old map' feel you have achieved with such a simple technique ! Jane x

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  9. PERFECT!

    Can you come and ionise my pile too please???

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  10. Think Sandra's summed it up: perfect!

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  11. fabulous card Vicky - and yes I too am in need of someone to ionise my pile too - to do the ironing or to stamp? always to stamp lol Karen x

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  12. Love the stamp you used and such a fabulous way of colouring your image, Vicky. The perfect fathers day card xx

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  13. A lovely CAS design & ideal for Fathers Day. I love the random colour & simple sentiment. I enjoyed your little story about the "extra fries", sounds like we have a similar sense of humour.
    Sally x

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  14. Love this card Vicky the colouring just brings the image to life. I've got a stamp a jiggy thingy and have yet to use it! I must go online for a demo I think:) Thanks for your comment on my little house I loved making it thanks to you!
    Val x

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  15. Beautiful, though how you did this in three minutes is beyond me. Hugs, Buttons x

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  16. Ooh really lovely design. Love that globe stamp! M x

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  17. 3 minutes? don't know how you do it.

    Love the globe, to me it seems the Dad is the world, love it.

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  18. wow, that is superb - and I can't believe it was a quick make!

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  19. oooh really like this card! Its fab! xxx

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  20. A beautifully CAS card Vicky - Jacqueline xx

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  21. I agree with Faith how can you do it in three minutes I demand a timed you tube video and the Guiness book of Records in attendance ! It takes me 10 minutes just to clear my desk ! Fabulous card beautifully masked and stamped.

    Marie

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  22. A beautiful and simple card. Great coloring.
    Eva

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  23. Super simple card but still hold so much interest! Love the globe perfect for Dad's. x

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  24. Your inking is perfectly placed for the globe, love this for a quick guys card :0)
    Hannah is taking her final A level this Friday and then life will get busy with all the shopping trips she has planned!!!!
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x