Saturday, January 16, 2016

Open Sea Birthday

Hi there and welcome back!  I had need of a masculine birthday card, and used the challenges at Friday Mashup and Freshly Made Sketches to provide the inspiration.

I pulled out a virtual plethora of retired Stampin' Up! products to make this card.  Part of the color challenge at Friday Mashup is to use 3 of the colors, which I did - Not Quite Navy, Smoky Slate and the bottom color which I took to be Whisper White.  I found some retired designer series paper and matched it up with an embossed panel of Smoky Slate on a piece of card stock slightly smaller than the Not Quite Navy card base.  It was then wrapped with a piece of Not Quite Navy Taffeta ribbon and some Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine, which I think looks remarkably like rope.

I saw a card made by Amy Koenders here (      using the frame idea and decided to incorporate it into my card.  I first stamped the ship and world images on Whisper White card stock.  I then inked the Hardwood stamp in Smoky Slate, then stamped it on a panel of Smoky Slate card stock, using my paper cutter to trim each piece of "wood" for the frame.  After putting that together I used a small piece of tape to put the "rope" on the corner, then topped it with the compass.

Thanks for taking a look!  Be sure to use the links above to check out all the great inspiration at Friday Mashup and Freshly Made Sketches.



Product details:
Stamps:  The Open Sea, Hardwood, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Smoky Slate, Nautical Expedition dsp
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Not Quite Navy
Other:  3/4" and 1 1/4" Circle punches, Word Window punch, Neutrals Candy Dots, Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine, Not Quite Navy Taffeta ribbon, Square Lattice Textured Impression Embossing Folder


Cindy Hall said...

Everything about your card is amazing, Stef! Love the 'wood frame', the ribbon and twine, the embossing and choice of DSP print and colors... well, EVERYTHING! Beautifully designed. Thanks for playing along with my sketch at FMS this week!

Amy O said...

I love how you've created your own frame for this image. And I love the mix of products you've used. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko said...

What a wonderful card this is! So many amazing details....perfectly put together! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Lisa said...

Fantastic masculine card!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!