A great stamp set for the males is By The Tide. But it is going to be by the way soon as it is retiring. I have made some great male cards with this set. So if you don't have it then you had better grab it before it has gone away forever. And especially if you have some fisherman in the family.
Here is what I did with it today.
Is is a simple design but is eye catching with the pop of colour I have used.
First up I took a piece of A4 basic black card stock that measured 5 ¾" x 4 ¼ ". Score at 4 ⅛" and fold. This formed the basic card.
Then I took a piece of Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper and but a piece to measure 5 ¾" x 4". I then sponged all over it, first in Night of Navy ink and then Bermuda Bay ink. To add a bit of texture I then crumpled the paper up into a ball. When I unfolded I flattened it just a little, then stamped the coral stamp in one corner using Basic Black Archival Ink. I stamped the coral a few times so that it covered the bottom left third of the paper.
On a piece of Night of Navy card stock I stamped the fish using Basic Black Archival Ink. I also stamped the shell in Bermuda Bay card stock using the same black ink.They were both then cut out. And it is very hard to capture in a photo, but I then went over both the fish and shell with clear Wink of Stella. They both have a lovely glimmer and sparkle.
The last stamping I did was of the coral on vellum using the Basic Black Archival Ink. This ink will take forever to dry, but you can speed up the process by carefully drying with the Heat Tool. Once dry. I cut around the coral.
The coral is attached to the paper by a dimensional in the bottom corner. As this is covered with the shell ,no one will see it. The fish and shell are adhered using liquid glue. I only put a small amount of glue on the back of the shell towards the bottom so that I could tread the bakers twine behind it.
The last thing I did was tie some Basic Black Bakers Twine around the paper and tie it to one side.
Then I adhered the card front to the card and the card was complete.
Like I said before, this stamp set is retiring, so make sure you grab it before it is gone for good.
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