May 20 2011

Stamping 411 – The Open Seas

This week on Stamping 411, we have another fun sketch for you to try!  Make sure to upload your creation over on Stamping 411…we love to see what you make!



 My card uses Stampin' Up!'s The Open Sea stamp set again this week.  This one came together pretty quickly and I love the clean lines of it.



I started with a base of Early Espresso cardstock.  I layered on Crumb Cake cardstock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  At the bottom, I placed a strip of Nautical Expedition Designer Paper, covering the seam with some Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon that is wrapped around to the back and adhered.


I stamped the globe image from The Open Seas stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White, then layered it on Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  That is placed on top of the anchor print from Nautical Expedition.  I stamped the compass from with Early Espresso on Crumb Cake, then punched with the 1 1/4 Circle Punch and layered on the 1 3/8" circle of Cherry Cobbler.  I placed an Antique Brad in the center.  I stamped Happy Father's Day from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake and punched with the Decorative Label punch, cut it in half, and placed it under the Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon.


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Design Operators did this week!  They are all fabulous, I'm sure!


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3 People have left comments on this post

May 22, 2011 - 08:05:55
Mitzi Luttrull said:

What a great masculine card, Connie. I sure like seeing the many ways this stamp set can be used.  It is a "must have."

May 25, 2011 - 09:05:05
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, you've taken a whimsical sketch and made it into an elegant masculine masterpiece.  It's wonderful!

May 26, 2011 - 06:05:09
Kerin said:

Great Father's Day card! Love the rich  colors & texture 🙂