We're still basking in the sunshine here on the West Coast, and while it's been a tad hotter than is comfortable, no one, and I mean no one, is complaining. It finally feels like summer has arrived.
Today I want to share a masculine birthday card that began as an"idea forming", while I was making my Nautical Get Well card earlier in the week.
How does one get an "idea forming"? Well, to begin with, I was really inspired by the Maritime Designer Series Paper I was working with and wanted to make something else with it. The designs are beautiful.
About the same time, I saw a card post featuring the Paper Pals Arts Colour Challenge PPA211 and I really liked the bold statement it made. Although it was too late to participate in the challenge, I never let that hold me back, after all it's the idea that counts.
Finally, an idea started to come together in my mind, around combining the colour challenge, the Maritime DSP and a "wow easel card" design I'd made some time ago. Once I could visualize how it would all come together I thought this will make a great card. And guess what? It did!
The bold combination of Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White really got my wheels turning.
Since the piece of Maritime Designer Series paper I was working with was a mixture of Night of Navy and Whisper White, I was already two thirds of the way towards making my card. All I had to do was add the Daffodil Delight into the mix and that was definitely a no-brainer.
Here's My Card:
|If this isn't Nautical, then I don't know what is! Here's the front view of my card. It's a little difficult to see the side panels and folds of the easel, but you will in the next picture.|
I think this is such a manly card but imagine making it for a guy who loves the ocean or sailing. Even better! For me, I love the colour match-up and the simple lines of the card. In this side view you get a better idea of how the side folds work. Here are a few more pictures showing some of the detail.
|Here's a view of the inside of the card. Again plain and simple. And what a bonus, there's lots of room to write on.|