Stampin' Up! The Open Sea
Monday night was my monthly Card Club and I so wanted to come up with a project that was more neutral in color palette and - well - more masculine. Today's post is the card we created. Although one of my gals suggested it was boring in color palette, she still liked the design and will probably duplicate it in her own favorite colors. Sponge Daubers and a pair of Paper Snips help to add that distressed look. Although this card is designed as birthday card it would also make a beautiful Father's Day card for June 17th!
Stamp Sets -
- The Open Sea Clear Mount (123032)
- Soft Suede Classic (115657)
- Crumb Cake Classic (126975)
- VersaMark® (102283)
- Crumb Cake Card Stock (120953)
- Basic Gray Card Stock (121044)
- Chocolate Chip Card Stock (102128)
- River Rock Card Stock (108640)
- Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129)
- Heat Tool (100005)
- Paper Snips (103579)
- Sponge Daubers (102892)
- Embossing Buddy (103083)
Putting It Together Tips:
- I love the Paper Snips. They make short work out of intricut cutting. But did you know they can also be used to distress? Simply open the blades so the tips are about 1/2'' apart and drag the edge of the paper through where the blads meet. Several passes = more distressed. This is the technique that I used to rag up the edge of the ship's log done in River Rock.
- I love to emboss, but that darn powder gets everywhere and especially where you don't want it - or see it - on the project. That's where the Embossing Buddy comes to the rescue. A few passes with this great little life saver before you apply the VersaMark ink eliminates static electricity and hand oil to help prevent the stray dust from sticking where you DO NOT want it!
- Sponge Daubers are a great tool to add to the aged look of an item. In this case both the ship's log and the picture of the ship have a shaded edge compliments of the Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake Classic Ink. Here's a tip. Always start with a lighter color than you think you'll need and build the intensity through multiple applications. You can always add to make it darker, but if you start out too dark, well....you know the rest!
Starting May 1st purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for only $99.
You'll receive product and business supplies valued at $190.
Contact me for the details