Thursday, July 14, 2011

Open Sea Thanks

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


Amanda Mertz said...

Great card. Love the hint of More Mustard with the blues! TFS!

Kym said...

Wow! I LOVE this card-the layout, the colors, everything. I will definitely CASE this ones TFS!

Paula said...

I usually like the girly cards, but this nautical set, and especially this card, make me smile. I bought this set and have big plans for it! Thanks for the ideas!