Wednesday, June 1, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Guy's Night Out

Hello and welcome to Inspire, Create, & Share's June Blog Hop!  This month's theme is all about the Guys!  If you have landed here by way of Terri Takashige's awesome blog, then thank you for continuing on!  If you started with my blog, make sure you click the next button at the bottom of my post so you can continue on for some more guy card inspiration!

If you have followed my blog at all, you should know that I make a lot of Nautical themed cards so guy card's aren't hard for me at all.  Well today I went nautical with my first card and nuts with my second! lol

I was so happy that the awesome stamp set From Land to Sea was being carried over to the new catalog! Today's card uses a sponged background of a shore, sea, and sunset along with the stamped lighthouse from the awesome stamp set.  You may also notice a little bit of marsh stamped on the left side.  That is from the Wetlands Stamp Set.  Instead of using the window framelit I made a picture window by using the new Nesting Square Framelits.  I am really going to love those new framelits!  I also put a small 1/4" strip of the white between the black cardstock on the bottom of the card and the black from the Neutrals Collection DSP stack on the top of the card.  I used a piece of window sheet inside the window frame so that it really does look like a window.  It's a little difficult to tell in the picture that the window sheet is there.  The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and coordinating Duet Banner Punch.  In case the scene looks familiar, I made a card on an earlier post that was the same sponged and stamped scene.  Lately I have been doing a lot of duplicate scenes when sponging but using them on different cards or in a different way.  If you want to see my original card using this scene click here.

For my second card.. yep, you'll see I really did go nuts and quite messy! 

I started with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Sahara Sand Cardbase that was scored at 4 1/4".  I punched out some acorns in Sahara Sand Cardstock with my Acorn Builder Punch and then sponged them with Sahara Sand Ink around the edges.  I adhered them with Tombow Multipurpose glue to the front of my cardbase.  I used some Gold Thread to run around my card front three times and knotted it in the middle front.  In the middle I added a Gold Foil Doily and then a 2" circle of Sahara Sand that was also sponged around the edges.  I stamped my Nuts About You Acorn image with Versamark onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  I then made some loops with my gold thread onto the front of the circle and kept in place with dimensionals.  I punched out my embossed acorn and placed in the center over the thread and dimensionals.  I thinned out some Tombow Multipurpose Glue with some water and used my aqua painter to splatter some of the thinned out glue onto my card and then sprinkled some Gold Glitter over the glue.  I used a dry brush to brush off the excess.  As you can see quite a bit of it stuck. :)  I added a strand of Gold Sequin Trim in the upper left corner to finish this one off.  So this was a little nutty and a little mess but still super cute I think! 

Next up on the hop is my friend, Megan Thompson, just click the next button to continue on to her blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


  1. Nice cards Tina. Thanks for hopping with us. Hope your Mom is doing better.

  2. Great cards! Love the coloring on the first one!

  3. I so need the land sea set!!! Love both cards!

  4. Love the watercoloring on your first card! Great job on both!