Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Beach Treasures

     There is a new challenge at The Male Room beginning today, we would like to see any masculine project that features holiday's or the on the beach.
     I decided to make a card and matching gift bag with some fabulous new digi stamps that launch today by MHK Designs.
     Using the shells I made a background paper in my word processor program by importing the images and re-sizing them. When I printed the thick paper I turned off the red and yellow inks so it came out blue with a bit of black. You can get a very good backing paper if you print on draft, it comes out pale.
     With this paper I made the gift bag, using some aqua ribbon for the handles. The poem is printed on card and die cut with a Spellbinder die, Labels Seventeen, then before removing the die I used Distress Ink Broken China to colour the shape. It's mounted on foam pads on to the bag.
     The card is made using the anchor printed on to card and again cut and inked, the backing card is made in the same way as the bag paper, then die cut and inked. Both layers have an aqua mirri card mat behind them, the anchor layer is on pads but the backing layer is flush to the card, after it was coloured through a Memory Box stencil with the same ink.  Inside the card is another of the sayings from the set die cut and coloured.
     This set is called Serene Seaside, it is available from MHK Designs Etsy shop.
     There will be new releases of digi stamps and papers every month so please take a look when you get time, this is only one example of the gorgeous digi sets available.

Please come and join us at The Male Room with your masculine seaside or holiday creations, we would love to see what you make.

I would like to enter this set in the following challenges:
Crafty Boots - Life's A Beach
Ooh-La-La Creations - Nautical
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes



  1. Gorgeous card and gift bag combination, I love the colours and cute shell and anchor stamps. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. Such a gorgeous idea with the card and gift bag, looks lovely with the draft print design. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT xx

  3. Great set, love those stamps. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  4. I think this is a gorgeous gift set. Love the images and the gift bag is super. Great take on the challenge xxx

  5. Lovely card and gift bag. Thank you for entering our Nautical Challenge at Ooh La La Creations Alli x

  6. Hello, my dearest friend! THANK YOU so much for all your hard work and support! These cards are absolutely AMAZING and I am so grateful to have you on my team! HUGS and can't wait to see more from you! :) Mynn xx

  7. Very nice card.....I love the background! I think that anchor would be great for a card for a guy too....and I'm always looking for something to use on a guys card :) Hugs...Janie

  8. I could have swore I left a comment on this yesterday....but I will leave one again. I love your card.....the colorrs and the background are gorgeious! I can see using the anchor on a masculine card.....and always need ideas for masculine cards because they are difficult for me. Thanks for sharing :) Hugs...Janie


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