Saturday, January 16, 2021

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Card

When I started this card, I had no idea really where I was going with it.  I had the basic layout of the card in mind, because it was for a card challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  
I've also been having a lot of fun with blending brushes and wanted to use them again.  So, that's where I decided to start.  I used a blending brush to add a bit of Balmy Blue to a piece of Whisper White Cardstock as the sky, and a little Night of Navy as the ocean.  Unfortunately, you can't really see the gorgeousness of these colors in my pictures.  It really is lovely in real life, how the blending brushes add color to our white cardstock.  

As I was blending and thinking about what I wanted to do next, I started thinking about how the Old World Paper Embossing Folder might look a bit like waves if I embossed it on a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock, then added a bit of Night of Navy to the high spots with my blending brush.  Didn't it turn out great!? 

The boat was stamped on a scrap of vellum with Early Espresso ink.  I then covered the image in Clear Embossing Powder and after tapping off the excess, set it with my heat tool.  Once it was set, I colored it in with my Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.  Dark for the base of the boat, and light for the sails.  

The embossed background, anchor and strip of DSP were attached with Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue.  The boat was attached with a small amount of Fine-Tip Glue Pen glue, and the small background piece was attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Of course, I had to add a little stamping to the inside of the card, too.  

Did you enjoy today's card?  If you have time, take a look through my blog and see if something inspires you to get creative today.  Happy Stamping!

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  1. I love this nautical scene! Your textured background is perefect! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. This is such a lovely card! I do love this stamp set so much! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thank you! It is a great set! The lighthouse is actually my favorite stamp from this one. ;)

  3. I love everything nautical! Great design - I'm so glad you played along with us at FMS!