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By The Sea Male Card

By The Sea Male Card Image
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  • Copic Markers
    • B93, B97 and 0 for water
    • E51 and E53 for sails
    • E57 and E59 for ship
    • R29 for flag/windsock
    • Y08 for belt
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • ship stamp from Artful Legacy (rubber on cling foam)
  • By The Sea Tag from My Sentiments Exactly!
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink
    • tea dye for tag
    • walnut stain for edging
  • edge distresser
  • 1/4 inch hole punch
  • bundling twine
  • Bazzill Basics A7 Cards and Envelopes for precut and prescored brown base
  • Bazzill Basics 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" pale yellow cardstock for mat
  • 4" x 5" white cardstock for image


  1. Stamp image on white cardstock using ink that will not bleed or run when colored with your markers. For Copic markers, I use Memento black.
  2. Color image. For the water, I used the colorless blender to wet the area first so I had a longer time to blend.
  3. Distress edges of image.
  4. Ink edges with walnut stain distress ink. Use caution that you don't get ink on the image itself.
  5. Let dry.
  6. Stamp "By The Sea" tag on scrap white paper.
  7. Ink tag with tea dye distress ink. Try not to get it perfectly covered.
  8. Ink edges of tag with walnut distress ink. Going in a little too far in a few places will add more character.
  9. Cut out tag to within 1/8". A paper trimmer worked best for me.
  10. Punch hole in tag.
  11. Mount dried ship image to pale yellow cardstock.
  12. Mount cardstock to bottom front of card.
  13. Cut length of twine. Loop through the tag and tie in a loose knot. The objective of the knot is to try to get it lay as flat as possible without creating a big hump on the card from the knot that will prevent it from being mailed in a normal envelope.
  14. Glue knot from back to prevent it from coming loose and then glue or glue dot it down to card.
  15. Mount tag to card front with dimensional tape.
  16. You may want to glue some of the twine in other places so it behaves and lays the way you want.
  17. Instead of using "By The Sea" you may want to use specific words like "Happy Father's Day" or "Happy Birthday". I intentionally decided to leave it generic for any male on any occasion.

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