I'm back with my first card for Father's Day. I'm blessed to have a lot of awesome men in my life, especially my big brother, Jim. My design was inspired by one of his favorite quotes...
One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.
A sketch challenge provided the awesome layout, I just flipped it on it's side. I used a slew of LID dies and a Papertrey Ink stamp set that until today, never saw ink! This is my new favorite card of mine...
Fine Linen cardstock was diecut with the second largest Stitched Rectangle Mat. To make it look like the polaroid frame in the sketch, the smallest mat was run through the Cuttlebug twice...the second time it was just shifted down a smidge.
The waves were made using the side of the Christmas tree die. Everything else was easy enough, it just took a bit of time to get the layering and details right. The anchor was diecut from the same color of cardstock as the frame so it wouldn't detract from the scene itself. I want him to notice when he's taking in the whole scene.
I'm linking up to these challenges:
Lil' Inker Designs - sunny days
retrosketches - see below
Clear Stamps: (all from Men of Life set) Papertrey Ink
Dies: (Stitched Mats, tree, sun, clouds) Lil' Inker Designs (Anchor) My Favorite Things
Cardstock: (Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Fine Linen, Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink
Inks: (Navy, Red Royal, Cup O'Joe) Hero Arts
Trim: (burlap ribbon) Gina K Designs (jute twine) Paper Smooches