Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Weigh Anchor

Hi guys,  I don't really have a Valentine's card to show today, but I was having a play with Sam Poole's new stamps again and wanted to show those.  I can't put these down as they are so much fun for inky techniques and grungey playing.  I wanted to make the ship look like it was bursting out of the card here.  Originally I was thinking of making it look like a treasure map using the background map stamp but I couldn't find any paper that I liked to work with it.  So I changed my plans a bit and added the map stamp randomly to the paper I did end up using just to give it a bit more interest.  I cut a square section out of the centre and then tore the edge a bit and rolled it backwards,  I used walnut stain distress ink to age it a bit too.  I stamped the ship using the walnut stain on some neutral cream card and mounted it behind my torn, inked centre section.  I used a bit of antique linen on the piece too before mounting it so it wouldn't be so stark and clean.  I used a tiny bit of white pencil to highlight the sails although it doesn't show up in the pic as well as I would have liked. I stamped the sentiment inside of the rope circle stamp and cut it out.  I overstamped the sentiment with the anchor stamp twice using a clear perfect medium ink to give it a watermark look.  I mounted it using foam in the corner.  I added a small wooden ship's wheel from my craft stash to the upper corner of the focal element.  You know how you pick up these little trinkets and then you find just the right time to use them, I was chuffed that it fit nicely on this card!  Using my scissors I distressed the edges of the plaid paper and inked over it with walnut stain.  I added a metal corner to it and then mounted it on cream and dark brown card that had also been distressed with my scissors (and a few small tears and rolled corners were added to age it also) to give the piece an overall aged and vintage look.  If you like these stamps, don't forget to tune in and watch Sam's shows on the 17th.  You will have to check the schedule on the day for her show times though.  I can't wait for the shows (not just because I get to babysit her daughter Leah either!!) as I know Sam will have some fab demos to show us!  All for now, Sue x

120 comments:

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue, great colour combo and love the effect of the torn paper and distress ink. Will definitely tune in for Sam's demos. Thanks for your inspiration.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Jan said...

Happy Valentines day Sue, lovely mans card and slightly distressed too. What more could you ask for. x

Hellma said...

Great card, love these stamps.

Missmizog said...

Fantastic male card. Love the way the ship is bursting out of the centre of the card.
Sue

Heather said...

I can't wait for the 17th because I absolutely love these stamps, another fabulous card Sue.
Heather x

Герцогиня said...

Good morning Sue
Great card! Absolutely love these stamps.

melanie said...

Stunning card Sue cant wait for the shows happy valatines .Its great news from Christine. Melanie

Carole Z said...

Love the card and the stamps...I'm feeling lucky that Sam's shows are on a day I don't have to work! Hapy St Valentine's Day, Carole Z X

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the torn paper framing the image. That rope circle stamp is fab
Claire xx

nattyboots said...

I like the card Sue and really fancy one Metal corner to the card what a good idea i would never have thought of that, keep the ideas coming, i need them many thanks. Elaine H x.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
I just love how you have done the edges of the ship image, it looks really old, very effective.
Have marked the 17th down looking forward to Sam`s demos.
I bet you will have a great time babysitting Sam`s beautiful daughter...........!!
Thank you once again or sharing.

Patricia

Felicie said...

A great card,absolutely wonderful.
Felicie

Lynnus said...

Fab card - and not a ribbon in sight! Love the way you have distressed the hole - this will make a great man's card. Must watch Sam as I will need these stamps! x

ang said...

lovely mans card thanks angxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the colours and the stamp
the ships wheel makes an interesting difference lovely Sue !
Love Marg

Maggie said...

Lovely card Sue I am a fan of Sams stamps and love to use them with lots of inky techniques...I'm never happier thanwhen I am inky!! will be watching the shows.

Maggie

inkypinkycraft said...

A fab card, just love this , hugs trace x

Linda said...

Morning Sue, Great card and not a spellbinder die in sight! I cant wait for Sam's show, and then yours on the 21st. How exciting!! Linda x

hazel said...

Morning Sue, love the plaid paper you have used on this card. So cant wait for the Sam Poole reveal on 17th. Loving the ship stamps xx hazel

Sandra F said...

Kovely card Sue
xx

Janet said...

Great man card Sue, a must for my file.

iReneM said...

Wonderful! The torn hole is so right for showing off the fab ship stamp.

x

Jean said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card great stamps

Jean x

sheila stokes said...

A great card love the colours, x

Victoria said...

How perfect is that anchor! Gorgeous card!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, what an amazing card! Love the vintagy feel of it, the torn edges and the map stamp in the background. And like always, thanks for the detailed description of how you made it.

Happy Valentine's day too!!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Valentines Day. Just love the card today its fab as always. I really like the paper you used. Last time you showcased Sams stamps I was encouraged to buy them, and I wasn't disappointed. Just made a fab mans card with them.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L

Vicki Sharkey said...

A great male card. Love the wheel. Have a look at dolls house items on ebay etc for mini things like this - perfect size and all sorts of items available that wouldn't be too heavy for cards.
Vicki

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, This is a great card, i like the colours you used as well. Particularly like the torn centre it really looks like a pirates map. Will be watching out for Sam's show too. Yvonne xx

Lorraine H said...

Lovely card and really looking forward to the shows. Lorraine x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Nice card Sue would suit most men. Looking forward to your shows and the new goodies.
XX

Clare said...

Lovely card, the stamps look great. Looking forward to Sam's shows.

Clare x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, lovely guys card. I would love to have a rummage in your card stash you seem to have some many wonderful goodies in there. All the best Suzie B x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, the ship certainly jumps out of the card and the watermark effect anchor is so effective. Love the colour combo and the distressed look. Will be tuning in for Sam's demos, I have to have these fab stamps. Happy Valentines Day..
Hugs, June x

lainey said...

FABULOUS Sue!! love the stamp behind the torn edges, looks like the map has been burnt to reveal the ship!! very effective, will remember that technique!! lainey x

Sue J said...

These last few cards are brilliant for the men in our lives. I think I will need to get the stamps. :)

Mrs O crafty blog said...

stunning card. as always.. love the distressed element of the square.. the stamps are superb..
P x

Marie-Louise said...

Marvelllous card. Love the ship stamp.

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE A NICE MANS CARD
VERY NICE

Rita said...

Hello Sue
Another great card for the men in our lives. Will definately try to make something similar.
Regards! Rita

Maryann said...

WPUW I just LOVE this image here and how you really managed to make it look like it´s comming right out of the card here, that´s awesome. A really fabulous card Sue, that´s for sure.

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card, the backing paper is really fab. Just adore the ships wheel. Hugs Ann

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue

What a great card and I love the plaid background paper.
Janet

Maggie J said...

Hi Sue
Great card again I love the vintage look with distress ink and torn paper.

Maggie J said...

Hi Sue I love the vintage look with torn paper and distress ink. Great inspiration as ever.

AnneRD said...

Love everything about this card, the colours, the distressing and, of course, the stamps. A lot of new ideas for us to experiment with! Anne x

dutchess said...

Morning Sue stunning card and these stamps are going to be a must!!! love what you have done with the tearing and distressing......take care Margaret

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the way the Ship bursts out of the page. I finally get the need for these stamps having read the sentiment. It makes it perfect for any recipient. I was thinking if I did the trick of double stamping and cutting out words to highlight I might get away with swapping friend for father. He would be so chuffed. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Clarissa said...

Wonderful card. Looking forward to the show. Enjoy your cuddles with Leah!

craftygardener said...

Ooh, a really good blokey card. Lovely Sue. Happy Valentine's Day. x

sue said...

Hi Sue, another beuatiful male card thank you for sharing.
Sue M

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
another great mans card. Must admit i have had my eye these stamps, but need the sentiments more at the moment. On my long list of things i like to get. I do like the embellishment you get to fit the theme (ships wheel), I will be pinching all the metal corners of old bags i have now i have seen how good they can look. The things you make me do lol.
Have a great valentines , hope your doing something special.
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Kate's Cards said...

Love the card Sue. Will be watching Sam's show as I LOVE her stamps!!!

Vie Carter said...

Great male card

hope you have no jet lag Sue

Vie
x

PaulineC said...

Really looking forward to Sam's shows. I really like your card. The stamps look great.

Ruthie said...

Hi Sue you big teaser, I will be watching Sam on Friday and am really looking forward to some new spellbinders next week. Can't wait.

May said...

Fantastic male card, love it x Hugs May x x

sheila said...

I just love the ancient look with the tearing and distressing, The inkd come into their element here, These stamps are so good for men's card. nice to get away from golfing, football and cars

Redanne said...

Sue, you have certainly achieved making the ship look as though it is bursting out - a really beautiful card. Loving the distressed look too.

Claveh said...

This is just lovely Sue, just perfect for a gentleman and so sophisticated!
Thanks.

loftylass said...

Hi Sue - I just love this card and all the little details - the cut out in the centre looks amazing (note to self - must try this!!). tfs
Have a happy valentines day.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue...:).Love this one as well! The colours go great together..love the stamps..xx

Lizzie said...

WOW What a supper card i love everything about it.
Looking forward to Sam's shows and then your own a week today
Thank You
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Clai01 said...

I like the idea of a treasure map background on a card. Looking forward to seeing the show, the stamps look great.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Really like this card- great colours.
Looking forward to the shows
Eileen x

Jenny, said...

another divine card, be great for fathers day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
loving this card. Must try it. How do you manage to come with so many wonderful ideas?
Geraldine

Anonymous said...

I am really liking these stamps Sue & absolutely love what you have done with this card. Thanks Ann W

YorkshireLass said...

Loving these nautical themed stamps - lovely distressing and colour combo

gwen70 said...

Really lovely card Sue, I think any man would love it.

gwen70 said...

Really lovely card Sue , I think any man would love.

jan said...

hi sue, great card, love the idea of the torn paper to make the aperture, happy valentines day to all.
love jan x

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Hello Sue,

Like a work of art. I wouldn't want to part wthe a card like this one.

Elaine J xx

CraftyJo said...

This could well be a suitable Valentine card - none of the men I know would appreciate hearts and flowers :) It's gorgeous.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, You've done it again!! Fantastic card and love the stamp. That wheel is brilliant! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Fiona said...

The background paper works well. Like it!

Hanneke said...

Great card! Love the little steering wheel on it, such a nice touch! I currently have a birthday blog candy on my blog btw! Hugs, Hanneke

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card, I love Sam's stamps and looking forward to the show on 17th. Lucky you getting to baby sit for her gorgeous little girl!

Lexie said...

I adore this paper! What a very different and gorgeous card. Perfect for blokies
xx

Victoria said...

Can't wait to see more cards with these lovely stamps. Thank you for your inspiration.

CathyinMN said...

I really like your card. Again, a great masculine card. I really like the wooden embellishment you used, too. It really adds to the card.

craftysals creative corner said...

hiya sue, what a great card, once again thank you for giving us such wonderful inspiration and sharing your talents with us

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue, you can almost smell the sea with this card its great, love the way the ship is bursting through the paper, will definitely be watching the shows. Brilliant.
Hugs
Jan

Sue Parish said...

Happy Valentines Day Sue. Great card - I love the bursting out effect, and the stamps and the lovely sentiment, and the plaid paper in my favourite shades of grape and green - all of it in fact. Am pretty sure I've got a packet of metal nautical embellishments that includes a ships wheel somewhere - not as nice as your cute wooden one, but using them up is still a good excuse for needing to buy Sam's new stamps! I'm looking forward to the shows and know you'll have a lovely time looking after Leah. What a little sweetheart she is, I've just been looking at her photo's on Sam's blog. Sue x

Lynn said...

Hi Sue love this card for men its got a really good aged look to it. Happy Valentines!! xx

Anonymous said...

Love the effects on this card sue, looking forward to Sams shows and demos. Have fun with beautiful little Leah. Edwina

joy said...

Hi Sue
This is a fantastic mens card.
Colours are great to .
will look out for sams demos.
joyce.e

Ria said...

Hi Sue
Another fantasic card I will have to take a look at these wonderful stamps of Sam's as I am loving them.
Ria

Anonymous said...

Great card Me Hearty!!! Thoughts of Johnny Depp... Lucky us! Thanks so much Sue. Mabex

baconbits said...

Wow - this card is super (as usual) a brilliant card for fathers day. I love the colours and also need these stamps. I think the torn paper and distress is very effective.
Look forward to ribbon and bows tomorrow!!!!
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

scrapper said...

My kind of card, thanks Sue

Toni said...

Lovely man's card Sue, you have such great ideas.
Toni xx

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
What a fab card and I love your idea of the ship almost bursting through the paper, it looks so effective. As I said recently, I believe, this is the Sue I love, not just 'Spellbinder Sue' but 'Technique Sue' too!!
Everyone is right, these stamps are fab for mens card but we must not forget these type of images are wonderful for girlie cards too. I have done a ship in the background of a vintage lady etc; and with the sentiment you have used Sue, it is perfect for a girlfriends card too.
When I buy these type of stamps I try always to 'think outside the box' to make them worth MORE than their money (so to speak). We mustn't think just men and Bon Voyage cards, how about life journey, the journey of a friendship or of a love etc, then it can be pinks etc and even frilly!! Or am I being just too girlie here Sue? LOL!!!
Thanks for all the variations you bring to us. It really keeps us on our toes and introduces us to new techniques or resurges our old techniques.
I hope you have a fab time with Leah, I have been watching her grow over on Sams blog and she is just a darling. Sam is so proud of her and, as you know, kindly gives us sneak peaks of her now and again- its lovely to see her change.
All the best Linda

Shelley said...

Lovely card Sue. x

gwendraeth said...

lovely male themed card
Gwenda

Dawn Louise said...

I'm just loving this card, all the little details really do make a difference x

Anonymous said...

What can I Say - Brill that's it!must remember 17th and tune in for more inspiration from Sam. Have fun with Leah Sue.
Val C

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card, the idea's you come up with are amazing, just love the variety you give us to try and the inspiration to carry on with our own projects. Love you to bits.
Happy2craft

SusanneJ said...

Hi Sue love this card will be watching Sam's shows cant wait !!

Barbara said...

Absolutely love this card and not a spellbinder in sight! Love all your stamping techniques, you have a great eye for colour. Cant wait to get those stamps and see all Sams demos. Hope you have fun babysitting!

Helen O said...

Love, love, love the stamps. Ive never seen one of Sams shows, so look forward to seeing her, Another excellent card Sue, thank you Helen O xxx

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, these cards are lovely and we do struggle with cards for men. I love to see different techniques and am looking forward to Sam's shows.
Chris

Anonymous said...

Inspirational yet again! What a lovely combination
Grimsby Chris

yorkshiresue said...

Lovely Gents Card
Sue
XXX

Teresa - Nottingham said...

Wow you've done it again Sue. I always think mens cards are so difficult to get inspiration for. I'm not very good with stamping - must start practicing and will watch the show on 17th.
xx

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
Fabulous card; an interesting story in the picture which is always great. Vee xx

Anonymous said...

Wow. A great mans card. I love the vintage look too. Thanks for motivating me to make some mens cards. DeniseH x

lilysmum said...

Good evening Sue, am liking the card, actually the sentiment is one I need to purchase as one of my dear friends is moving away soon and I think it will just perfect for a card for her.
Cant wait for the shows.
Kind regards, Theresa. x

CraftyCj said...

Another fab card x

Su said...

love this sentiment - could describe my best(est) friends! Love this card for its simplicity!

Su said...

Love the sentiment on this card - very appropriate for my best(est) friends - love the simplistic design!

Su said...
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Su said...

Love the sentiment on this card - very appropriate for my best(est) friends and love the simplistic design!

Ayelet said...

Lovely mail card!

CraftyLoops said...

I LOVE this card Sue. And I cant wait for Sam's show. Its on my birthday so I wont forget. Lee x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
I love that card, it's fabulous
Sue H. xx

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Every nautical card you do has something fantastic on it! Love the wooden wheel!

Jane said...

Like the colour combo good man card

Jane xx

miislucky said...

This is an awesome male card!!! love the colors used and the distressing. I love to distress, lol. Thanks for sharing!!!! Mimi