Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #6

Hello and Welcome,

I don't seem to make a lot of cards for males but here's one I made today.

I used a stamp that I bought two weeks ago and an embossing folder I've probably had for two years.

Neither have been used before so will be just right to join in with  Darnell's  NBUS  #6 challenge.

Darnell came up with the idea of NBUS (Never Before Used Shtuff) and I think you'll agree we all have lots of that !!!

I used the Couture Creations embossing folder "Drink Me" on blue core card then rubbed it back with a sanding block.


The stamp is by Woodware and called "Ship and Compass".  I stamped with Nautical blue Memento ink then watercoloured with the same ink and a few distrss inks.   I put some Sakura pen on the sea for a bit of sparkle which doesn't show in the picture and added one small brad.

The sentiment circle looked a bit plane so I stamped off with a small swirly corner stamp that is always out on my desk for these odd little finishing jobs.  Thank you for your visit.


30 comments:

Kathyk said...

What a smashing card, now that you have used this NBUS perhaps you'll be using it again ... soon!

Kathyk

rachel said...

this is super barb - love it to pieces - great make xx

Cara said...

Love the blue and brown combo and that stamp is fabulous, I'm glad you inked it up. Cara x

PJ said...

This is a lovely card Barb, you put so much work into each of your designs, and it truly shows what an accomplished artist you are ☺

KandA said...

Fabulous male card Barb. Love the colour combo and great design xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A brilliant card for a male Barb, lovely colours and a fab stamp, so glad you inked this one up.
Lorraine

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous, Barb! I'm another one who doesn't make many male cards and I need all the inspiration I can get! This is a great stamp and perfect for a manly card! Great embossing folder too! Well done on using your NBUS!

Di said...

Hi Barb!

This is just fabulous! Another wonderful creation from you, I might ask you to make my male cards in future :) Hope all is well.

Hugs

Di xxx

Diane said...

What a wonderful masculine card design Barb and fun image.

Hugs Diane

Cat Craig said...

What a great 'guy' card. The blues are wonderful and the sailing/sea theme is perfect. You rocked it!

Liz said...

Fabulous masculine card. Love the design. xx

Jean said...

A great stamp for a man's card. I like the colours you used and the swirly embossing.
Jean x

Karen Hasheck said...

I saw ​your card linked at the ​NBUS​ challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/

Carol L said...

This is really a great masculine card Barb! I love the nautical theme with all of those great elements and embossing!

Kath said...

A great NBUS card and a perfect male card.
Kath x

Jane Willis said...

A really fab card, and I love the idea of keeping a go-to stamp handy for finishing touches
Jane

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, this is very elegant and beautiful! A perfect masculine card and love very much your watercolouring!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Barb...What a brilliant male card....love the stamped image.....and the background fits in so well...Joolsx

Carole said...

Fabulous male card Barb and super colouring!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great 'man' card Barb! x

Dana & Glen said...

Fabulous masculine card Barb! Great touch of the swirl images on the sentiment.

Erika said...

I probably have more NBNU'ed stash than I have played with stash, scary but true.
A super man card Barb, love the scene and the background embossed. Good for you getting some of that not yet used stash out. I keep promising myself but there is always something more pressing to do.

Hugs Erika. x

Linby said...

What a great card this is and well done on using NBUS. Thanks for your good wishes, I feel so much better today x

cuilliesocks said...

Now Barb I just love this, it's a fabulous card for a male and I love the sailing ship and compass images.
What a brilliant shade of blue you've used and that embossed background is super, Late x

meg said...

Love the colour combination and that wonderful stamp Barb great guy card

Janice Rohde said...

A perfect male card Barb, I love your new stamp!
Janice x

Lisa Andersson said...

I love the stamp with the ship and the compass, and it all looks so great in the blue and brown combo. Fab card, Barb!
Hugs Lisa

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love this card! Perfect for the dudes in your life. This is a great stamp. Hold onto that keeper. Good masculine stamps are hard to come by.

Greta said...

Wonderful masculine card, Barb--love this! The sentiment circle with the swirly stamp is great!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is truly a manly card, Barb! It should be on the cover of a cardmaking magazine featuring male cards!! Thank you so much for your friendship and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6!! (Can you believe I have a small sanding block from SU that I've had for at least three years and never took the wrapping off?! Slap!) Hugs, Darnell