Happy Birthday Dad by Tracey Rohweder

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Hello once again crafters!   
Tracey R here with you again today, and I am very excited to be able to share my first project with the new & exciting 'Sea Breeze' Collection.  Full of nautical themes with a gorgeous green & blue colour palette, it's sure to become a firm favourite. I've been so looking forward to getting my hands on this collection - so many possibilities!  
My initial thought when I saw the patterned papers in this collection was "male cards!". 
There are so many beautiful paper collections that are perfect for feminine cards, but not so many for masculine cards. And with my Dad's birthday this month perfect opportunity to play with Sea Breeze.  This is what I've created - a lighthouse amongst the sandy cliffs, with a blue sky in the background.  
So let's get crafting!
Using a Kraft A6 card as my base, I've cut a piece of light blue cardstock just smaller than the card, and inked around the edges with a dark grey ink. 
The stunning lighthouse patterned paper is part of the Sea Breeze Collection Pack. 
It also the 12 doubled sided patterned papers & a sticker sheet as pictured below.
I've fussy cut around the lighthouse and added one of the largest crystal gemstones to look like the shinning light. 

Next I've used some offcuts of kraft card stock and layered them on the blue card stock, using a piece of double sided tape along the bottom of each layer. I've ripped each layer to look like cliffs and curled back the edges for dimension.  I've trimmed any kraft card stock that hung over the blue card stock.  

Before  I attach my the lighthouse I've stamped my sentiment in the top right hand corner. 
Along the bottom of the lighthouse I've added a small strip of doubled sided tape and small piece of gauze on top.  So it just pokes out the bottom. I've then placed 3D foam dots along the back of the lighthouse, so the cutout doesn't sit flat on the card stock, and placed on top of the card stock layers. Finally I've attached the blue card stock to the Kraft A6 card with some more doubled sided tape.

 Here's some close ups of the card for you. 

Thanks for visiting today. 
If you love this collection as much as me be sure to get in quick and ask  you local craft store for the Sea Breeze Collection. It's not going to last! 
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Maree Kerwin said...

I just love your card. Just perfect for a guy. It is so very clever how you put it together. I keep looking at my papers thinking "How am I ever going to cut them up!!!" They are so very beautiful.🙂

Bridget Larsen said...

Love the card, male cards are hard to make but you did it with this one. Love the gauze touch and the gemstone one the lighthouse

Adriana B said...

Great male card :)