Friday, April 9, 2010

Down by the Seaside

I had quite a few people asking me to teach a class with cards for men.. I just had to challenge myself once again to design some masculine cards..

The card below is one of the cards for my upcoming "Cards for Men" card class at Cranberry Hill Mercantile in Sunnyvale, CA. We will make three cards in this class. These cards will feature different techniques and designs. This class is scheduled for:

Thursday, April 22nd, 12 pm to 3 pm
Saturday, May 1st, 11 am to 2 pm

Please bring your Cuttlebug, your favorite dry adhesive, Versamark ink pad, Scor-tape and foam tape to the class. All other supplies will be provided.

$30, 10 participants max

Class Kits are available until May 1st, $35 each.

Please call Cranberry Hill Mercantile at 408-736-9151 to sign up for the class and/or to purchase your kit/s.

This card measures 6" x 6".

Bazzill Cardstock and Creative Imaginations designer paper. Lighthouse scenery image is from the clear stamp set by Inkadinkado called Down by the Seaside. Shells that are stamped on the background layer are from the clear stamp set from Crafty Secrets called Seaside. I used Distressed Inks to stamp the images and to sponge the edges.

I am not sure if you can see it on the photos (please click on the the pictures for enlarge), but the center image layer has been embossed with UTEE and looks glossy in real life.. very pretty!! if I can say pretty about masculine card ;-) Then I colored with Copics on the top of embossing. Just a hint of color, not too much..

All the supplies used to design this card are available for purchase at Cranberry Hill Mercantile. If you do not live in the area, you can call the store at 408-736-9151 to place your order over the phone.



Karen W said...

This is really a wonderful masculine card, we all need lots of inspiration for those!

Pam S. said...

Gorgeous Irina! Love it!
Pam Going Postal

Becky said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!

Sandra said...

This is a great card for men. I really like it!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful masculine card!!

Kimmi said...

Oh Irina

I absolutely adore this! Gorgeous! Love the colours and the image scene is beautiful!

Hope you are well. Sorry I've not been to visit you in an age!



Sally said...

Love, love, love this card. Great use of UTEE

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful card Irina - LOVE that lighthouse stamp!!

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

Love this!

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Valerie H. Wilson said...

I like everything about this card! It's always a challenge to do men's cards - what a great idea :)
Thanks for sharing!