It is the 3rd Monday of the month and that means another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! We will be featuring the stamp set, The Open Sea. Yes, it has been available for quite a while but it is still a must have because it can be used in so many ways. If you came from Dawn Tidd's blog, you are in the right place.
The Hop officially begins Monday, March 17th. If you arrived here before that, be aware that all of the links may not work until we iron out the kinks. Be sure to come back if that is the case!
Birthday, Father's Day, and in my case a So Sorry, are just some of the uses for this nautical stamp set. Both of my cards are paired with the World Map background stamp .
I love to make a card look old and vintage which is what I did with this birthday card.
First I stamped the compass on plain Naturals Ivory card stock. Then I masked it and stamped the World Map background right over it. Next I crumpled and creased and distressed and sponged.
The world atlas image is stamped with Baked Brown Sugar, die cut with a Circle Framelit, and heavily sponged with Midnight Muse ink. I allowed some of the ink to cover the atlas and even took my watercolor brush and outlined the continents with watered down ink.
The other images are stamped with Black Stazon and sponged as well. It is hard to see in the photo but the anchor is hung from the linen thread with a Vintage Trinket pin.
Stamps: The Open Sea, World Map Background, Itty Bitty Banners
Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Black Stazon, Midnight Muse
Other: Linen Thread, Vintage Trinket Pin, Mini Silver Brads, Antique Brad, Sponge, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Circle Framelit, Bitty Banners Framelit
I was going to stop with the Birthday card because it was a creatively intense card but I was in need of a So Sorry card so I made one - for my dear husband. You see we both love Raspberry Jelly candy and he brought some home this week and I thought he said they were all for me. So I ate them. Every. Single. Piece. He came home after a meeting and said "where are my raspberry jellies?" Oops. Half were his apparently, and I felt terrible! So the next day I made him his favorite dessert: chocolate chip cookies. And I made him this pop up card.
The front is pretty basic with stamping, matting, a little texture, and some brads.
Here is the inside.
I used some more Venetian Romance designer paper for the waves. And again, I used the World Map for my backdrop. Looks like rough seas but when my husband saw the cookies it was smooth sailing :)
Stamps: The Open Sea, World Map Background, So Sorry
Paper: Venetian Romance
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo
Ink: Black Stazon, Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo
Other: Mini Brads, Big Shot, Stripes embossing folder, Circles Framelit, Large Scallop Edgelit
I know I will be getting emails for directions to make the pop up card, so I hope to have a free tutorial sometime this week.
That's it for me. Kerry Willard Bray's blog is next. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!
Thanks for stopping!