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:

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

    Kathyk

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

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

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  4. 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 ☺

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

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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

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  9. What a wonderful masculine card design Barb and fun image.

    Hugs Diane

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

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  11. Fabulous masculine card. Love the design. xx

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

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  13. 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/

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

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

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

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

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

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  19. Fabulous male card Barb and super colouring!

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

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  21. 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

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

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  23. 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

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

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

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  26. 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

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  27. 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.

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

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  29. 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

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