Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy 50th

This card is a special birthday card for my brother Steven, who will turn 50 on New Year's Eve. I am using one of my favorite Doodle Pantry sets and two different techniques. He is Commander of the U.S.S Sampson and the globe represents the world he helps to keep safe and the anchor represents his service in the United States Navy.


I used Vintage Globe for this card. Although this set was previously released in outline form, Laurie has re-released it in color. Wait until you see this set. I did a faux leather technique and a faux embossed technique on this card. I got this idea from a video of a card that was done in feathers from Split Coast Stampers. First, I printed the sepia colored version of the globe onto baked brown sugar card stock. I then used a small stylus and traced around the outside of the globe and then around the continents inside the globe. This gives it a faux embossed look. I distressed the entire card using creamy caramel, more mustard, pumpkin pie and chocolate chip (in that order) to give it a faux leather look. Once the distressing was done, I turned it over and using a large stylus, I puffed out the globe's stand and the continents to make the embossing stand out a bit better. I filled the indentations in the back with glue and let it dry and harden. This way, the puffed portion will not flatten out when mailed. I printed the designer paper from the same set onto white card stock and cut a small strip and attached it to the faux leather piece. I mounted the focal image onto navy card stock and then onto a white card stock base. The sentiment was cut using my Silhouette Cameo and came from their online store. I added a resin anchor from EK Success and blue crystal stars to finish the card. Here is what you get with this set:


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21 comments:

  1. Fabulous card Susan thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination this week
    Dianne x DT

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  2. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Email me link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com. I will send you an email when the post goes live. Thank you.
    Cindy at Cre8ive Cindy Blog

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  3. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Enjoy your time with family~

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  4. The card is so earthy and he will love it. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us in this two week challenge, at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings to you and yours, Carole Merry Christmas!

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  5. Just love all the techniques you have used on the Lovely card. I am sure your brother will be very happy with it. Thanks for sharing. Ursula xxx

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  6. How amazing when I read all the detailed work you put into this incredible card for your special brother, Susan. It does look like embossed leather - fabulous job!

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  7. Wonderful masculine project!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian

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  8. Great card! The faux leather look is cool. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  9. FANTASTIC!!! your brother will love it.

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  10. It is "Fantastic":-) I am sure your brother will love it especially since it looks like embossed leather. Love all the details and what it all represents.

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  11. You're so talented, Susan. I thank you for sharing your art with us.
    God bless you,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  12. Stunning, love the faux leather effect it is so effective for this card, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

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  13. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
    Mags
    x

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  14. Saw you on Outlawz and just HAD to come see your gorgeous techniques. Fabulous! Can't wait to try. Your brother will be thrilled with this. My hubby's b-day is New Year's Eve too! xxD

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  15. Awesome Technique and card! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with Through the Craftroom Door this week!

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  16. Awesome birthday card! Thanks for joining us at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

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  17. This card for your brother is amazing! I thank him for his service!! Thank you for playing in our challenge at www.7kidscollegefund.com! Hugs, Rosie

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  18. WOW Susan...this is stunning. I hope your brother enjoys his 50th Birthday (today)...great detail in your post on how you achieved that wonderful look...thanks for inspiring me. Thanks for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination.

    Lynn, ID DT

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  19. Fabulous card Susan! This is just perfect for a Commander, I'm sure your brother will love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  20. How beautiful to use the brown on brown. My brother is Steve too. Happy birthday to him!

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