Thursday, May 13, 2021

Shine Your Light Birthday

Hello! I hope everyone is well and enjoying some good Spring weather! Today I have a birthday card to share for someone who has touched me lately with his support to others, so I tried to make his birthday card also a subtle tribute to his caring about others. 

The hand-stamped sentiment is an old Autumn Leaves stamp, but the hand-stamped lighthouse and the anchor and birds stencils are Stamplorations. I used a beautiful blue SU card stock for my card base and matting along with white Springhill Digital card stock. 

The sentiment and its mat were cut with Spellbinders Circle Nestie dies. I used Versafine Clair inks for the stamping. I stenciled the birds with Hickory Smoke Distress ink and the anchors with Seascape Palette Hybrid ink. I got a little artsy here with those anchors, using them abstractly for the sky and sea. 

I used this SplitCoastStampers sketch SC49 resized to 5x7" in PSE. It had a nice place for the lighthouse and is a good sketch for CAS, which is the style I was going for.

On the inside of my card, I've matted it with papers from Webster's Pages 6x6 Yacht Club designer paper pad. I've also hand-stamped some sentiments using Versafine Clair ink -- a Red Rubber Designs sentiment on the left and on the right sentiments by Hot Off The Press and Clear Dollar Stamps.

I took the two vertical strips I cut from the inside papers and pieced them together to mat the back of the card, adding my hand-stamped Lawn Fawn siggie.

And a final view. I appreciate you stopping by and hope your day goes your way! Don't forget to shine your light! XOX

3.   Stamplorations May Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge: Stamps + Wings -- #1/3 Used Lighthouse stamp and Some Birds stencil for wings
4.   Stamplorations May CAS Challenge: Anything CAS Goes Only -- #2/3 Option not played this time  
5.   Stamplorations May Stencil Challenge: Anything Goes with a Stencil -- #1/3 Used Some Birds and Anchors Away stencils
6.   Stamplorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge -- I used all Stamplorations products on card front except for the sentiment (Lighthouse stamp and Some Birds and Anchors Away stencils)
7.   Happy Little Stampers May Stencil Challenge: AG
12.  StarStampz Challenge #22: Choice of Monochrome, Pink/Brown or Black/White/Blue -- #1/3  I used Black/White/Blue and a Monchrome color scheme.
15.  PINspirational Challenge #277 May -- #1/5  I was inspired by the photo's clean structural  lines/shapes and I focussed on the black, white, blue, gray colors; also, my card's secondary message after birthday is shining a light and the luminating glow in the photo remind me of this.  
16.  Creatalicious Challenge #210: AG + Opt. Things with Wings -- #1/3 Option played - stenciled birds     


Sue said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

Alyson Mayo said...

What a great masculine card. The lighthouse with the birds is awesome! I hope your friend is pleasantly touched by this card!

brenda said...

A great nautical card and perfect for a man, thanks so much for joining in with this weeks theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

dj said...

Thanks for playing along with our "monochromatic" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz. I love the stenciled that you used different stencils!!

Linby said...

A wonderful scene, love all the white space. Thanks so much for taking part in my challenge theme at Allsorts challenge this week.
Lynn x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

A very nice masculine card. The colours are perfect. I love nautical cards and am working on something similar now. The blending of the anchors into the main image is wonderful. So talented. The inside is just as beautiful. Once again, you rocked my world.

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining Allsorts challenge with this entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Leslie said...

Nice masculine card! Love the round sentiment!

Daffodil Cards said...

What a thoughtful and very masculine and fabulous card Aimeslee.
Faith x

Jane said...

Love the stencilling and how it goes over and behind, really sets the scene. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work thanks for sharing!!!

Pip Lewer said...

Nice combination of elements on your card. Glad you joined us in celebrating our birthday this month at AAA Birthday.

Larelyn said...

Such a great card and wonderful stamping. Thanks for joining our Pearly Sparkles Challenge.

ahlers5 said...

This is such a wonderful card for a male birthday. I didn't realize the lighter blue stenciled images on the top of the card were anchors. I assumed they were birds. I guess I should have my glasses on to see fine detail. Th inside of the card is gorgeous.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty...great inspired card.
x Karen

Majda said...

A brilliant nautical themed card, I love everything about it.
Thanks for playing at The Male Room Challange.
Majda DT

crafty-stamper said...

Great masculine card loave all the stamps and especially the lighthouses
Carol x

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Cute male card. Thank you for joining Star Stampz challenge
Danka DT

Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Pink Unicorn said...

Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Chana Malkah said...

Awesome card, Aimeslee! I need a card for my hubby's birthday tomorrow and your project has given me the inspiration I was seeking!
Chana Malkah

Tanja said...

such a great maritime scene - thanks for joining this month's STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge

Monika Skinner said...

I so love how you combined the lighthouse with the stencils! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!

Chris Dring said...

Such a wonderful guy themed card! Great job! Thanks for joining the fun at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge!

Daffodil Cards said...

Hi Aimesle, I'm happy to return and repeat with my DT hat on "What a thoughtful and very masculine and fabulous card". Thank you so much for joining us in our Water/Beach challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome!!! Thanks so much for participating in my PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

MA-MI said...

You did a great masculine card! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at The Male Room. Sorry, I'm late with commenting
Maja DT