Lighthouse CAS Card

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hello again! I've got another masculine birthday card to share with you. This one is for my DH, from me.

I used another Viva la Verve sketch (May 2012, Week 5) for this one, and it's supposed to be a CAS card, definitely NOT my forte, but I gave it my best shot! :)
Rather than use any layers, I used my scoreboard to score all the lines in the sketch, and masked the sections so I could stamp different designs in each one. The main image is colored with Distress Ink, using sponge daubers. I didn't try too hard to stay in the lines. Sometimes I like images to look a little messy. I added Stickles to the water and to the glass portion of the lighthouse. I also used white Enamel Accents over the embossed lines to give them more emphasis, and a slightly rougher look.

On the inside, I masked off a section for a sentiment and personal message, and used the same stamps that I used in the center strip on the front of the card to stamp a frame. I sponged blue, red, and brown Distress Ink along the edges of the panel, and lightly over the stamped frame to mimic the strips of color on the front of the card. The faux stitching was made with a Sharpie marker.

Well, that's it for my posts for this week. I'll be in Texas for a few days, visiting a friend. See you when I get back! Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve May 2012 Week 5 sketch challenge
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Father's Day/Special Male Challenge
Lexi's Creations Challenge 66: For the Man/Boy in Our Lives
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge: Anything Goes

Stamps: A Guiding Light, Botanical Bookplates (Flourishes); Lg. Plaid Pattern (Hero Arts); Grape Floral, Fancy Floral, Burlap (Stamp Camp)
Ink: Distress Ink; Memento Ink; Sharpie marker, Copic Marker
Accessories: Scoreboard (Martha Stewart); rhinestones; Stickles; Enamel Accents
Size: A2 (5.5" x 4.25")
Thanks for visiting my blog!
To have Ink Up delivered to your inbox,
subscribe in the box at the top right of the page.


Carla S. said...

Great masculibne card, Cheryl! Love the colors and stamped background!

Bernie said...

WOW Cheryl this is fabulous! LOVE your stamped background, fantastic choice of stamps and colors. Great card inside and out.

Glenda Atkins said...

Great masculine card, love how you daubed the colour of the scenery in, looks fabulous! Wonderful design and the scored stamped background really works! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our "Man/Boy in your life challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that you scored and masked to make this masculine card! Cheryl, this is definitely a FAB card!

Marie said...

Great masculine card, Cheryl. Have a great trip!

Patrice said...

Lovely card - I just love lighthouses!

Melissa Craig said...

Simply stunning Cheryl! I love how you sectioned each design off and the colors are so warm.

Unknown said...

Love the way you sectioned the areas off. Great effect.

Audrey Pettit said...

This is gorgeous, Cheryl! Love, love your take on that sketch. The score lines are genius, and I truly adore the stamped panels. I thought they were patterned paper. Fabulous image and coloring, too. I always like the watercolored look. I'm not so good at staying in the lines. :)

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, this is such a gorgeous masculine design, are sooo creative!!! What a great idea to mask off the sections...the look of layers without layers!!!!

Shelby said...

Fantastic creativity! Love how you've made a CAS card so interesting with the different colors and patterns. Beautiful work


NanaConnie said...

Wonderfully done, Cheryl! I'm very impressed with the way you made the card. Thanks for playing in the Masculine challenge at Lexi's Creations this week and I hope we see your creative work again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Maria said...

Wow! Fabulous card, Cheryl! Great stamped panels with score lines! Love the lighthouse and how you colored it. It makes for a wonderful bday card for your husband. Happy bday to him! Enjoy your trip! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, i love what you came up with for the sketch, neat stamping and like the watercolor feel to your coloring!

Theresa said...

Love this card. I really like how you did the embossing. I can't seem to get mine deep enough - perhaps it's the fear of ripping the paper. Fabulous card!!

TRACEY MO said...

This is lovely great lighthouse i do like that background.

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creation

Tracey dt