Most of us find masculine cards to be the hardest to make.  Since buying the Ahoy, Matey and Pirates stamp sets from Inspired by Stamping, I’ve found it much easier!

The card above was made for Inspired by Stamping’s July Blog Hop challenge.

I had a lot of fun making this card, and it was very easy.

I started by stamping randomly on computer paper with stamps from Ahoy, Matey. I used black and brown inks, then sponged all over with both Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick distress inks. (Yeah, I know – Worn Lipstick doesn’t fit male cards, but it worked for this!)

I then cut the background paper I’d made, so it fitted the sketch layout, and sponged again, on the areas that needed it.

The ship is from Pirates, also by Inspired by Stamping.  After stamping, I literally tore around the cardstock.  I stamped it with Stone Grey Stazon, then again sponged with Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstip distress inks.

The ship is up on dimensional foam pads.

The twine was used to finish it off – according to the sketch details, and lastly, I stamped two images from Summer Cards Add On set, also from Inspired by Stamping.  These were distressed using the same colors as the rest of the card, then added behind the twine.

That’s it – all done!

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