With all of the excitement of the new catalog, don't forget that we have great Summer Mini Catalog too. :-) This is a card I've made with all of my stampers clubs, and it features The Open Sea stamp set. I really like this stamp set as it works perfectly for masculine projects as well as travel-related projects.
This idea came from one of the Stampin' Success (for demonstrators) magazine. Although I generally like to create my own projects, I'll admit it is nice to have fantastic ideas provided by Stampin' Up so that if I am short on ideas or time I still have great projects.
This card actually uses every single stamp that is part of The Open Sea stamp set--kind of fun. :-) Minus the ship that is on the card base, they are all stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I sponged around the edges and lightly everywhere with Crumb Cake ink. That piece is layered on a piece of Designer Series Paper from the coordinating Nautical Expedition DSP pack.
The finishing touches are a Mini Library Clip with a bit of the new Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine tied around.
Stamps: The Open Sea, Thank You Kindly (sentiment)
Ink: More Mustard, Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake
Paper: Nautical Expedition DSP, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Mini Library Clip, Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine, dimensionals