Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built. This week the challenge is: The Birds and the Bees.
And here is the card I created:
As I was searching for a stamp to use for this challenge, this little pelican caught my eye, so I decided to create a nautical, masculine birthday card. I pulled out a never before used anchor stencil and inked it up with some blue ink. Then I used the postcard stamp and light gray ink to give it a subtle pattern. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and inked the edges with the same light gray ink. For the striped panel, I used a diagonal line stencil and colored in the stripes with a red and a blue marker. Then I inked up the edges with the light gray ink. I created a "porthole" with a circle die and a stitched circle die layered together to create a frame. I used a third stencil to create the waves in the background of the shaker element.
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Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle and "Blueprints 14" stitched circle; Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"
Stencils: MFT "Diagonal Stripes" and "Ocean Motion"; STAMPlorations "Anchor"
Crafty Creations #421--anything goes
Crafty Friends #152--sketch (I turned it on end, and then had to flip it a bit again to fix my oops. Hopefully it is not too much of a stretch.)
STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge--anything goes using a stencil
Use Your Stuff #422--stencils
Creative Moments #214--anything goes
Creative Fingers #208--anything goes
Sweet Stampin'--things with wings
Sweet Stampers #56--animals, critters, or birds
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #158--anything goes
Cardz 4 Guyz #271--create your own background