Nautical Cards for Everyone!

Hi friends! A few weeks ago I needed a couple of birthday cards for my brother-in-laws and I made these:

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If I am making cards for women or nobody in particular I tend to reach for pinks and peaches and feminine motifs but for some crazy reason when I make cards for guys I try different stuff but you know, I would like to be on the receiving end of cards like this too so instead of calling them “masculine” cards I’ll call them cards for everyone!

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I used a couple of stamp sets by Stampin up I’ve had in my stash for a while but have never used (oh the shame and yet sadly the fate of too many of my stamp sets) and I went to town with stamps and inks and mists!

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Watch the video to see the full tutorials including the beautiful backgrounds I ended up covering.

Supplies:

Which one was your favorite? To be honest the shells were really annoying me, I had a hard time lining them up and I didn’t love the results. The lighthouse stamp set was a lot of fun and I will use it again many times. I love a set I made make a quick card with! I hope you enjoyed this and til next time happy crafting!

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Summer Fun Beachy Brusho Cards!

Hi friends! Today we are going to make these fun cards!

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The coloring is the same process for both but I show the “Beside the Seaside” one in the video because the larger design shows up better. I hope it give you some ideas for using your stash of colors!

Video!

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Supplies: (Affiliate links used)

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Directions:
1. Stamp images with Versafine Clair Acorn ink and let dry or heat set.
2. Color with Brusho. Try wetting the paper and sprinkling in the powder and using it like a watercolor.
3. Add mermaid marker for sparkle and watercolor crayon for depth.
4. Add detail with a fine tip paint pen.
5. Select paper and create your card!

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Finished card sizes: 5.5″x8.5″ and 5″x7″. I hope you enjoyed this longer card making video and til next time happy crafting!

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