Sadly I haven't been crafting much at all these past few weeks, my own blog has been very neglected. I was in need of a birthday card so I used that as my excuse to get away from all the other stuff taking up my time and dug into my Altered Pages Stash where I ventured into 'Unchartered Waters'. That's the name of the Paper Collection from Glitz which I used to whip me up a manly card.
The nautical based themes and colors of these papers are just perfect for a male card, nothing overly dark, not really any floral designs apart from one paper and they all coordinate beautifully together no matter which way you mix them up. I love the slightly distressed look of these papers too as it suits my usual messy style.
I decided to follow the nautical idea and used this Glitz Sailing Boat Stamp which is from their Happy Travels Set. I stamped and embossed then cut this out to align with the edge of my layered papers which includes a piece of the embossed Two Scoops Cardstock from Bazzill. I then colored this image with my Gelatos to blend in with the colors of the papers. Finishing off with a Leaky Shed chipboard Gear, a button and some twine to embellish and some added doodles with a white gel pen to highlight the waves.
If you have not ventured out and discovered Uncharted Waters yet yourself, I suggest you sail over to the Altered Pages store and order today.