Thank you for stopping by the Ink & Share Blog Hop! If you have popped over from Jo Blackman's blog, Welcome! If you are starting at my blog, Stamping the Cape, I'm thrilled to have you here.
This month's theme was masculine and I, as I'm sure many of you, sometimes have difficulty coming up with masculine projects if there isn't a specific stamp set directed at men. When that happens where else do we go - Pinterest! While perusing through Pinterest I came upon this picture from the blog of Sand and Sisal and suddenly I was inspired.
So I pulled out my package of Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP) and this is what I came up with.
I drew a rough fish outline on a piece of 3-3/4" x 5" whitewashed DSP and started cutting "sticks" in varying woodgrains, lengths, widths, and shapes. I placed the pieces over the outline shortening as needed. Once I was happy with the layout, I attached them with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and is stamped on a piece of the DSP and punched with the Classic Label Punch.
The fish is layered onto a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Crumb Cake cardstock and the cardbase is a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Gray Granite cardstock. For a little more interest I ran the front of the Granite Gray card base through the Big Shot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.
There aren't many tools needed to make this card, as you could eliminate the embossing, but I think overall it's perfect for someone who enjoys the ocean on any coast.
Now swim on over to Rhonda Waechter's blog for more masculine ideas.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.