Wednesday, 18 March 2015


Today's theme at The Male Room really had me stumped. Underwater..... um, what could I do with that? My first thought went to the stamps that feature shells, fish, lobsters... But I don't own any of those , then I thought of swimming, coming from a household of competitive swimmers, although it may not be your first thought! Nope, nothing there either. Boats...yes, boats I thought, I have boat stamps, but they are not really under the water, more on top, you would hope. Back to square one, fish. I then had a brainwave. I remembered a piece of DP featuring fish, I'd never used it before because the fish were quite large, may be I could make a card where the paper became the feature. So here it is...

I cut out the paper carefully to ensure the part of the image that I wanted was in the right place. I then 
stamped the sentiment, from Sassy Salutations in Versamark and heat embossed with silver 
embossing powder

Something was needed, so I decided to 'Drop anchor' and I stamped this one. I fussy cut it out, sponged the edge carefully with blue ink so that it blended more smoothly into the paper. Final touch was to cut out a slit and 'hang' the anchor off the sentiment.

After all that I am quite happy with my attempt at an underwater card. Sometimes it feels like cheating to just use a DP on your card but then some papers are amazing, so much so you hoard them and never want to cut them up. If you use them like this I don't think you will be disappointed.


  1. A fabulous card and I love how the anchor hangs off the sentiment.
    Kath x

  2. I don't think this is cheating at all - I think it's a stunning card. The paper is the perfect background to the anchor. This is clean, simple and just perfect for a guy's birthday. I love it!

  3. Great use of your paper Louise - it made a wonderful masculine card.

  4. Brilliant idea! Love your card!

  5. Funtastic MANLY card
    I love your paper with fish I dont have so great paper like you have
    and great Anchor idea too
    in one word AWESOME MANLY CARD Louise
    I hope you like my Under Water card too and will be so happy if I get feed back from you :)
    see you soon maybe on my Manly card post..
    hugs, Monika


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