WWC162 – Charlotte’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

It’s my turn to host at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge, and this week we are looking for masculine creations. I pulled out an old card kit for all the elements of this sailing-themed birthday card.

I first cut down some of the patterned paper from the kit to be just smaller than my card base. I then stamped a sentiment (which translates to “happy birthday”) onto some vellum with the intentention of layering it over the top of the patterned paper.

I quickly discovered that the pattern was too busy to read the sentiment if it was on the vellum. After realising this I decided to change my plan. I cut out a segment of the patterned paper so that I could instead layer the vellum behind it. I then used some silver peel offs to edge the cut away area to give a more finished look to it.

The last element for the card was a die-cut anchor created with silver mirror card, which I adhered to slightly overlap the sentiment channel.

I’m very happy with this card. It works well for a masculine card, and I’m glad I managed to get some more use from an older kit. I was concerned that the delicate anchor might get a bit lost against the busy patterned paper, but having it cross over the ‘channel’ helps it to stand out a bit more.


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper

HLS Anything Goes With Dies – Use Dies

Paru’s Card Making Challenges – Colour

Seize The Birthday – Anything Birthday

Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Masculine Goes


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)








12 thoughts on “WWC162 – Charlotte’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

  1. Such a great masculine card Charlotte. It made me think of the saying “you float my boat”. Great idea to cut the DSP and use the vellum sentiment piece as an insert instead of putting it over the boat images. It really stands out nicely especially with the silver embellishment stickers and anchor. Awesome and a great lead in to this week’s Watercooler Wednesday challenge. Thanks for hosting.

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  2. Great save with the blue background for your vellum sentiment, Charlotte. I can see how the busy background of the boats would have “swallowed it whole” and made it difficult to read otherwise. Good idea having the pretty silver borders, above and below. But for me the real “star” of this card is that amazing die-cut anchor. What a beauty! It really adds a lot to the sailing theme. I can imagine it on a CAS card, too.

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    1. Thanks Heidi! I haven’t really played with those dies that much – for some reason I find them a bit intimidating. I think it’s because of all the pieces that come out. It’s quite fiddly! But I will definitely have to try it on a CAS card.


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