For The Boys At Without Words (Guest Designer)

Good morning friends. This is my FIRST post for today. For my SECOND post on this week challenge "ADD CIRCLES" over at the Outlawz Monday Greetings Group, please CLICK HERE.  

It's the first Monday of the month which means a brand new monthly challenge over at Without Words. I am so honored to be invited over as their guest designer for this month! If you love putting together clean and simple (CAS) cards like me, then you are going to love playing at Without Words.

This month challenge theme is For The Boys! - any card for any occasion suitable for the boys that you can think of. The closing date is Wednesday September 30th (UK time). For full detail about the challenge and rules info, please CLICK HERE

For my Guest Design card, I am using this handsome little pirate call Pirate Adventure, part of the A Random Fan rubber stamps collection. Not too happy with the lighting outcome of the shot I've sent earlier to Squirrel at Without Words, I decided to take my card outside for a photo retake the next day. I like this one better. So much brighter and the details came out great!

Isn't he adorable? I have him for quite sometime and never had the perfect opportunity to ink him up. But now that my son is in Kindergarten...(oh he's growing up fast!) and a busy school year ahead...I thought it would be a good idea to have a few boys' birthday cards stash away and this little fellow will sure to WOW any birthday boys!

I framed the image using Spellbinder Classic Rectangle die frame and sponged the edges with distressed ink (Vintage Photo) to give that "old world, pirate-vintage" feel. I carried through with this look by adding stripes of old world map designer paper from my stash to the base card and again, sponged up the edges of the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment tag.

Copic Color Combo:

HAT: N0, N4, N6, N8, RV25, R46, R89
HAIR: E31, E33, E35, Multi-liner pen 0.05
SKIN TONE: E0000, E000, E00, E01
TOP: RV25, R46, R89, B000, B32, B34
SWORD/BOAT: E30, E42, E44, E84
WATER: B000, B32, B34

A quick tip on how I colored the water. 

I first colored in the entire area with B000 (lightest), then working from the boat outward, I added strokes of the darkest shade (B34). Pull in B32 (mid-tone) at the ending tip of B34 and work outward. Finally, blend B32 into B000 by pulling from the ending tip of B32 outward with B000.

I hope you can come along and join us for this month challenge fun over at Without Words. While you're there, please don't forget to check out the gorgeous creations from the Word Birds DT themselves! 

Thank you friends for stopping by and sharing your day with me. 


Copic markers/multi-liner pen
Rubber stamp: A Random Fan's Pirate Adventure
Sentiment: Happy Birthday wooden block - from Stampin-Up!
Ink: Momento Black, distressed ink-vintage photo
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Rectangle and Classic Squares
Craft scissor
Copic X-press blending paper
Cardstock - cream
Old world map designer paper - from my stash


Sanja Grdinić said...

What a cute boy's card! Love it!
Have a great day...

Cindy Groh said...

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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