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Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Open Sea


                                                              The Open Sea
                                                              Nautical Theme

                                                                Stampin' Up

Here is another card card using the same basic design as the "Wetlands" card I described previously.  Different colors, shapes and stamps, but very much the same card. 

Using the different stamps from the Open Sea stamp set, I decorated the 4" x 5.25" piece of Whisper White card stock.   Just use you creativity!  

 I did us a few different Stampin' Up! Tools on this card.  

For the sentiment I used the Modern Label Punch .  I punched one label out of the Whisper White card stock and another out of the Early Espresso card stock.  After stamping my sentiment onto the Whisper White I used my adhesive to attach one label to the other.  Notice that I off-set the labels to give the sentiment another layer of interest!  

I also stamped the ship on Whisper White before running the stamped image through my Big Shot along with a circle Framelit to cut the circle for the ship.  It is often a better idea to stamp your image first then cut, rather than cutting the card stock and stamping after it is cut.  When you stamp first, you can center the image more easily.  To give the ship stamp a layer of dimension I ran some Early Espresso card stock through my Big Shot along with a scalloped circle.  Once again I used my adhesive to attach the two circles.  

Keep in mind that a small image stamped inside the card adds a lot of interest!

Tools used:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine Item Number 113439, Circles Collection Framelits Item Number 130911, Modern Label Punch Item Number 119849

Stamps: The Open Sea Item Number Clear 123032, Wood 128454, Teeny Tiny Wishes Item Number Clear 127802, Wood 128748

Card Stock:  Whisper White Item Number 100730, Early Espresso Item Number 119686, Marina Mist Item Number 119682

Ink:  Marina Mist Item Number 119682, Early Espresso Item Number 119686

Adhesive:  Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue Item Number 110755