Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Open Sea - Simple Card

I am often asked for help making thank you cards for men. I love making rustic, vintage style cards but sometimes customers ask for quick, clean and simple cards because they want to make them in a hurry.

Here is a card that meets that brief:
Stamped on Whisper White with a Midnight Muse back board. I stamped the ship from The Open Sea in Staz On Jet Black ink to make the image more stark than the surrounding colours.  The compass and anchor are stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  The world map and bill of lading are stamped in Crumb Cake ink.

The square smudge image behind the ship is stamped using a clear acrylic block with Midnight Muse ink.  I wanted the image to seem like a bromide photo negative.

Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine makes for a good textural contrast.

Bon Voyage!
Shanni x


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