Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Mashup! Birthday Pastels!

Hello Stamping Friends! It's the first Friday of the year, and we are ready to roll (and stamp!) at the Friday Mashup!!

  1. Make a Birthday project

  2. Make a project using Pastels

  3. Or Mash it Up and make a Birthday project using pastels

Many times we think of pastels for women...soft tones, even pastel shades. But I needed a card for another brother-in-law (I have 8 of them!) whose birthday is next week. Like his brother (my hubby), George spent many years in the Navy. So, using "The Open Sea" and the retired Nautical Expedition dsp was the perfect choice. I started with a basic gray card base, and added various pieces of the Nautical Expedition dsp. I stamped the 2 images in versamark on whisper white card stock. The ship was colored by using a sponge dauber and not quite navy Stampin' Pastels, "thumping" the color into the image. I used ruby red for the compass (it's a retired set of pastels!). I used pastels also on the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. My punches came in handy...the word window, modern label and circle punch. Dimensionals and baker's twine are the final details.

So, feminine or masculine looks, I hope you can join us this week at the Friday Mashup! Check out the challenge blog and see some great inspiration!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Fabulous card Kim, I love this set and it was finally in our last mini so I got my hands on it and the paper!

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. Beautiful male card Kim...I love the colors combo you chose on this one.
    I am sure your brotherinlaw is gonna love it too! Great job!
    Happy New Year to YOU!!♥♥♥


  3. Sounds like you need to keep a stock of masculine cards on hand! That's a lot of brother-in-laws! :) The Open Sea is one of the best stamp sets ever because it makes such great cards like this one!

  4. Your colors came out so much better than mine! Great card!

  5. I love the soft look you were able to get using the pastels and they go great with that DSP. This is a set that will always be a classic.

  6. This is fabulous Kim! Love the clean lines and the masculine card!

  7. Yeah for Navy!! (lol, sorry, the squid in me had to get that out!).

    This is one of my very favorite stamp sets and you created a great masculine birthday card with it, I love it!

    8 brothers-in-law? Holy moly!

  8. Fabulous card. Love the nautical images.

  9. Great set to use this pastel technique on! I'm sure you card will be thoroughly enjoyed by your brother in law! It's wonderful!

  10. Love your card Kim! The colors are lovely & the layout is great...very nice work as always!

    Thanks so much for my Christmas card too! Totally made my day. Send me an email whenever you get a chance so I can give you my new address.
    Hugs & Love,

  11. Ooooh - what a fabulous masculine card! I love these colors/papers and the bakers twine accent.

  12. I love your colors on this card and that ship always makes me think of my dad! Enjoy your Fresh Vintage set.