Monday, February 20, 2017

Celebration By The Sea

Good Monday Morning!
Back on the Dies R Us Blog again!  Today I will be sharing a Masculine Birthday card with you. 
The dies from the Dies R Us Store made it so easy to create this Nautical Masculine card.  A theme that's near and dear to my heart!  I created my background using that fabulous Distress Windham Collage die by Memory Box.  Lighthouse by Gina K Designs, By The Sea stamp set.  Image colored with Copic Markers.  

I die cut 3 of the Starfish from the Sand Dollar And Starfish set by Cheery Lynn.   Check out the texture on them, perfect!  I also sponged the edges a bit using Antique Linen ink.  I then placed them on top of the Distress Windham Collage opening, almost looks like they have been caught in fish net.  I layered the Curly Word Celebrate from Die Versions  3 times to create a chipboard like accent. 
This particular die is no longer available but check out this one out, same great die, affordable price!
Die Versions
Sweet Wordlets Celebrate
Here's what I used:
Memory Box
Distress Windham Collage
Cheery Lynn
Sand Dollar And Starfish
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  1. I am absolutely loving this one! Those starfish look happy to be caught up in your fun card. That
    lighthouse is amazingly as you have done a fantastic job coloring it. Makes me miss the light house back home.

  2. OMG ... I just can't say enough good things about this creation Donna! Your coloring of the lighthouse is just perfect (I think I have that stamp ... hmmmm) and your overall design is just AWESOME!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Just might have to CAS this beauty ... thanks for amazing inspiration!

  3. This card is fantastic!!! Those starfish really are awesome too! One of my favs of yours for sure!

  4. Right up your alley! Donna, your lighthouse creation reminds me of YOU - treasures on the shore, and a light of generosity to everyone you come into contact with! Beautifully designed - I don't know how you thought of the design but it's WONDERFUL, and I feel inspired on how to use that corner die now. I think I'm too restrictive, while you portray the beauty of a free spirit! THANK YOU! Happy Monday, Donna! xo

  5. Oh Donna that is just too cool, I love how you achieved such a realistic look to the starfish and a great border die to go with them, excellent coloring and addition with the lighthouse!

  6. I love this so much. Your coloring is just gorgeous and those starfish do, indeed, look like they have been caught in that "net". The star of the show is the corner die cut in my opinion. That and the nautical colors you chose. This card is just beautiful!!!!

  7. What a wonderful masculine card design. I think it is so cool with the elements you used for it. And, of course, great colors too!

  8. you make me want to pull out that stamp set and stamp away. I love, love, love what you did with this card. Though i will say it is not one that I would pick out of a gallery and say this is a DP. You continue to dazzle us with your talents.

  9. Fabulous male card Donna! Great colouring!