Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Happy Birthday By the Tide CCMC318

I've been playing around with a couple of my masculine card sets lately, because it is Father's Day in Australia this Sunday.So while I had The Great Outdoors and By The Tide still on my work table, I decided to have a go at making my husband's birthday card.

He loves fishing, it is probably his favourite leisure pursuit, but he doesn't often find time for it. I do like this soothing trio of colours at Create With Connie and Mary, and it has been quite a while since I played along with any of their challenges.

It's hard to resist adding a bright sun, stamped in Hello Honey with this well-used stamp from Kinda Eclectic.

The sentiments are actually three stamps from a retired set, For My Family. It was a particularly good one, so I have hung on to it. Only problem is, three stamps can be a bit tricky to line up and it was quite lucky that two out of three were reasonably straight. I added the 'to my' on a piece of Pool Party card and punched it with the Modern Label Punch.
It adds a nice point of interest to this rather simple design. There is just a layer of Hello Honey between the Whisper White and Pool Party, all very easy.

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  1. Love the creative combination of stamp sets. You created a nice relaxing setting - perfect for any fisherman. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  2. What a fun way to combine these sets into a really cool 'man' card! Perfect for the fisherman in your life! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  3. Love how you combined all the stamps together! What a wonderful masculine card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Love how you designed a card specifically for a special person, choosing from several sets and combined them in a very clean, simple and pleasing manner! Your husband is sure to love it and will probably want to go fishing soon! Great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Great manly card. It looks like fishing with sticks...the old fashioned way! It looks very relaxing! Hope your husband can find some time to be leisurely soon! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

  6. Very fun masculine card for an avid fisherman! Didn't realize that Australia had a different Father's Day holiday than the US! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!


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