Saturday, December 4, 2021

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home ~ Sketch Saturday


Today's card was inspired by Sketch #689 from Sketch Saturday.  The triangles in the corner of the sketch made me think of these sailboats from Sailing Home and the trees from Perfectly Plaid.  I decided to go with Sailing Home because I have been wanting to try an alcohol ink background with Basic Gray and Night of Navy.  (I realized I don't have the Basic Gray Stampin' Blends, so used the Light Basic Black Stampin' Blend)

Card Base ~ Basic Black Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 51/2"
Layer 1 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4" 
Layer 2 ~ Misty Moonlight Cardstock ~ 4" x 4-1/2"
Layer 3 ~ Basic Gray Cardstock ~ 3/4" x 4"
Layer 4 ~ Vellum Cardstock ~ 3" x 2-1/4"
Scraps of Basic White Cardstock

Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"

  • Create an alcohol ink background on Layer 4 with Stampin' Blends, rubbing alcohol, paintbrush & an air blower (watch my video here if you have never seen this technique)
  • Glue Layers 2 & 3 to Layer 1.  Then, use a Sponge Dauber & Liquid Glue to adhere Layer 4 to Layer 2.
  • Once adhered together, place Layers 1-4 in the embossing folder and run through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. 
  • Stamp one of each sailboat on the Basic White CS scraps with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Color the water a bit with a Stampin' Blend. 
  • Use the coordinating dies to cut out the sailboats. 
  • Tie a piece of Black Twine around the 'seam' between Layers 2 & 3, as shown. 
  • Attach the layers to the Card Base with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the sailboats to Layer 4. 
  • Place a few Black Matte Dots around the sailboats, as shown. 

For the inside, use a Blending Brush to add a touch of Night of Navy ink to the bottom corner of the inside layer.  Then, stamp the large sailboat with Night of Navy, as shown.  Stamp the sentiment above the sailboat.  Finish by adhering this layer to the inside of your card. 

Happy Stamping!

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  1. Fab colour palette and design, so clever of you to envision sails from the triangles!