Come Sail Away
It’s time for a new sketch this month!! I will be using the Come sail away suite with this months sketch for my Friday Nights Craft Facebook live.
Changing from having the sketch run for a whole month, I had quite a few more entries into my sketch challenge that I run on my Facebook Page, which was really exciting. I think this gives everyone more of a chance to enter as there are 4 weeks to create a card, rather than 7 days. The challenge is using the below sketch and at least 80% of Stampin’ Up! supplies make a card and then upload it to the comments of the pinned post. At the end of the month, I will randomly select a winner who will get a free gift.
This month we are still using this sketch
Nautical theme ft. Come Sail Away
As soon as I saw the Come Sail Away Suite in the catalogue it was a must have. If you have been following my blogs, you must think I say that about all the stamp sets, and it truly feels like that this catalogue. I don’t think I have found a stamp set that I don’t like yet and if funds permitted, I am sure I would own all of them already.
I have recently donated a lot of my cards (last count 1,100 of them) to a number of Aged Care/Retirement Villages in my area as I just make more than what I can use. After going through all of these cards and donating all the cards made with the retired product I have realised I have very few male cards left with the current product. This week instead of just the one card on my Facebook Live I have decided to make 3, which will, in fact, give me 6 cards which will boost my stock for a little while.
Sail Away – Colours of the Ocean
The DSP in this suite has three main colours and I focused on these when creating these cards, Night of Navy, Soft Suede and Balmy Blue and I added Very Vanilla as the accent colour. In this first card, you can see that used an aqua painter and Balmy Blue ink of some watercolour paper before stamping the sailboats in Night of Navy. I also used the masking technique here. Stamp the larger image and then cover this with paper or post-it note (not cardstock as it is too thick) and then stamp the smaller image, this way it will look like the smaller boat is behind the larger boat, without giving a messy image.
This is a closeup image to try and show the detail of the embossed banners. The photo does not show the detail as well as I had hoped.
In this card, hopefully, you can see the detail of the embossed Very Vanilla piece, which I have added some Balmy Blue ink to with a dauber.
This card I wanted to step it up a bit more and add some more of the die cut images from the bundle. I also used a brad from my stash to put the compass hands on to give a little more detail. The 1 ½ inch circle punch is perfect for this compass image.
Here is a close up image of the compass.
- Card bases in the above cards are Night of Navy, Soft Suede and Balmy Blue. The DSP layer is then cut 1/8 inch smaller
- The banner across the top is 1 inch wide and 4 ¼ in long in the same colour as the card base.
- The thin rope piece is a die in the bundle.
- The Very Vanilla pieces /and or Watercolour piece is 2 ½ inches x 3 ½ inches and is adhered with dimensionals
- The sentiments are cut from the label die in the bundle and adhered with dimensionals
- The banner pieces have been embossed with the High Seas Embossing Folder to give more texture but may not show in photos well. These pieces are also ¾ inch wide and various lengths to fit the card.
- The coral images are die cut from the bundle.
I also stamped the insides of the cards to finish them off but forgot to take photos of them.
This suite was so much fun to play with and I still have loads of it left, so look out for some more posts in the coming months.
Hope you enjoyed the card as much as I enjoyed making it and it inspires you to get creative with this set or another set you may own that is similar.
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