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Monday, May 28, 2012

Be Afraid... Be Very Afraid...

I wanted to combine two challenges today... to use a color challenge of shades of pinks and a baby blue with a "male birthday card".  Now THAT is a challenge!  I started with inspiration from the Penny Black "PB & J" video that Jill did using torn Post It notes and sponging on Distress Inks.  Once that was dry, I stamped the image "Nautica" on top.  The sentiment is a stamp by Rubberstamp Ave. that I had to have... that phrase is one that sailing buddies of ours use when ever the wind cranks up to a level that has us really heeling (tipping on our side to the lay person)!  It is said with a big grin and with pure enjoyment of the good racing conditions. But I digress...
I stitched the edges of the sentiment panel to mimic the PB image, sponged the edges with "Pumice Stone" to distress and added the "Kandi" as embellishment.

This card should be eligible for the following
Simon Says - Male Challenge
A Day For Daisies #44 - Pinwheel Photo Inspiration ERROR - needs to be an image from ADFD - sorry!
Catch the Bug Challenge - Color Challenge
Robyn's Fetish #109 - Birthday Card w/ Sentiment on the front

IMAGES:  The focal image is "Nautica" by Penny Black  ; the sentiment is by Rubberstamp Ave.
PAPER:  All CS is from my endless stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Three "Kandi" buttons used
INKS: Distress Inks: Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick & Pumice Stone were used to create the background; the focal image and sentiment were stamped with black Versafine.


  1. Wonderful card, brilliant use of distressed inks thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish Birthday sentiment challenge. Good Luck Cheers Sue N x

  2. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Birthday Challenge. Edwina

  3. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us in this weeks color challenge at Catch The Bug!

    =) Becky G


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