One more masculine card with Open Sea

The Open Sea” is one of the first stamp set that I bought! It’s been around for quite a while!!! But it’s such a nice and classic set, if you don’t own it, you’ll want it for sure! Over the years, I made many masculine cards with this set. Here’s one that we made at my last class. I like this old parchment look! Simply use Very Vanilla cards stock, tear some bits around the edges and ink with Crumb cake.

I used Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla for the colors.

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 Stamp set: The Open Sea, Voeux Mignons(Teeny Tiny Wishes)

CS and paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake,

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler and White Baker’s Twine

Artisan Award 2013 Entry #1: By The Tide Card

Back in April and May, I did 10 projects that I submitted for the Artisan Award Contest. This contest is opened to all Stampin’up Demonstrators. You need to create 10 projects that includes 5 cards, 3 Scrapbook pages and 2, 3D items.  You must ship the whole thing to the Utha and hope that you will be picked!!! The winners were announced in July and I wasn’t selected. 😦  Since I spent a lot of time on these projects, I will share them with you, one per day for the next 10 days… I hope you will enjoy seeing the projects I made for this year!

My project for today is one of my favorite card! I used the stamp set “By the Tides” and “Open Sea” (which are still available!)  Let me know if you want to order any!!!

It’s probably hard to imagine, but I started with a White glossy paper and made my own background for this card, using my sanding block, Pool Party and More Mustard ink and my sponge! (This technique is called “Faux Linen”. Check this post if you want to learn more about it!)  I stamped images from The Open Sea set and distressed them by sanding the paper.  The edges were also distressed and torn using the scissor edges.  I wanted to give an old parchemin look and was quite happy with the result!  The fish and seahorses were colored with markers and cut with the paper snips. I used the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink to make them really shiny. I also used the White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen to add some white spots for the light reflection.

The corals were heat embossed with Tango Tangerine powder. The greeting is from Word Play (now retired) and was stamped with StazOn Black ink.

By the tides

Here details of the fish and seahorses:

By the tide fish

I finished the inside of my card nicely, so here’s what it looked like:

By the tide inside


By the Tides, Open Sea, Word Play stamp sets;

Pool Party, Early Espresso, Natural Ivory Card Stock, Glossy White Card Stock;

Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pool Party, More Mustard, Midnight Muse, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin’ Pads; River Rock, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers; White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen; StazOn Black ink; Versamark pad, Tango Tangerine Stampin’ Emboss Powder;

Heat Tool; Stampin’ Sanding Block; 1-1/4” Circle Punch, Paper-Piercing Tool and Pierce Mat; 3/16” Neutrals brad, Linen Thread; Sponge daubers; Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail adhesive.

2-layer card: The Open Sea

This month’s SoShelli Creative Challenge is to create a simple 2-layer card.  You think that’s easy?  Not as much as it seems!!!  Anyway, that’s the card I came up with.  I used The Open Sea stamp set to create this masculine card.  I  first stamped the sailboat in Soft Suede on Natural White paper and the others image with Crumb Cake ink. I then embossed the Oval frame around the sailboat using the Designer Frame folder.   Then I distressed and ripped the edges to make it look “old” and I sponged the borders and the oval frame with Crumb cake ink.  I also used the Color Spritzer tool with the Crumb cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ markers to create the spattered look.  This tool is so much fun!  I love it!!! It actually blows air on the tip of the markers and makes small dots of ink… Kind of using the old trick with the toothbrush but A LOT less messy!!!  For only $16.95, it’s really worth it!!! (Just email me of you are interested!!!)

I added a little bashful blue ink (with a sponge) in the sky between the boat and in the earth (in WORLD).  The greeting is from Word Play and is stamped in Early Espresso.  I finished the card with some Baker’s twine wrapped around.

Stamp set: The Open Sea, Word Play

CS and paper: Midnight Muse, Natural White

Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Stampin’ markers

Tools: Big Shot and Designer Frames embossing folder, Color Spritzer Tool.

Accessories: Baker’s Twine Espresso/Whisper white

Open Sea for Father’s Day-Part 2

This is a card that the children made at the Children and Parents class last weekend.  They used the “Open Sea” stamp set and the Nautical Expedition Designer Series paper (now retired unfortunatly…)  This card is simple enough that the kids were able to make it easily but I think it’s still really nice.

Stamp set: Open Sea, Voeux Mignons,

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Nautical Expedition DSP

Ink: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy

Tools and punches: 2-1/2″ Circle punch (#120906), 1-1/4 in Circle punch (#119861), Decorative Label (#120907) Perfect Polka Dots embossing Folder, Big Shot, Piecing Tool

Accessory: Bright Brad

Open Sea for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, I thought I would share a few cards that I made with my favourite “masculine” stamp set: Open Sea.  Stay tune for more cards this week…

The first one I made is one of my favourite because it’s one of those card that took some time and effort to make…  Probably the picture doesn’t make it justice, but trust me, it looks really nice in real life!  I wanted to do a “ship in a bottle” and I wanted to make the bottle look real. So I started by stamping the ship in Early Espresso and used the blender pen to color it.  After cutting the shape of the bottle, I used the brayer to add some “Wild Wasabi” green ink to imitate the glass.  I used a sponge to do the “bottom” of the bottle in a “round shape”.  After, I stamped the whole bottle with versamark ink and put clear embossing powder everywhere on top. Heat set it and it now looks shiny like a real glass bottle.  I made a “real” cork by cuting it in the cork sheet. I used the gold embossing powder for the anchor and attached it with baker’s twine.  For the background, I tore a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped it in Crumb Cake with the other stamps of the set. I “aged” the paper by sponging it with Crumb Cake ink.  A strip of Real Red Patterns Designer Series paper stack finishes the card.

Stamp set: Open Sea

CS and paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Patterns Designer Series paper stack (Real red).

Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake , Wild Wasabi, Versamark, Real Red, Pacific Point, Gold and Clear embossing powder

Tools: Heat tool, brayer, sponge

Accessories: Baker’s Twine, Cork sheet