May 13 2011

Stamping 411 – The Open Seas

Yes, another very cool sketch from Stamping 411 for you to try this week!  I'm sure it will be very popular! 



I knew immediately when I saw the sketch this week what I was going to do.  I used Stampin' Up's awesome masculine set, The Open Seas, available in the Summer Mini  This is a technique I used in my Technique Class this month…I called it Faux Parchment.



The base of the card is Soft Suede.  I distressed the edges of the Crumb Cake layer and added the map print from Newsprint Designer Paper, sponging around all the edges with Soft Suede Classic Ink…and on the map DSP itself.  I wrapped around the Basic Black 1 1/4 Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon, then tied on the Jewelry Tag with Linen Thread.  It is stamped with 4 You from Tiny Tags Stamp Set in Soft Suede.  I added two of the brads from Vintage Trinkets in the upper left corner and the safety pin above the Jewelry Tag.


I cut the larger Scallop Square from the Square Duo Die in Soft Suede and crumbled it up, then used Soft Suede ink around the edges.  I added the Faux Parchment Technique square, embossed with The Open Seas ship over top.  The ledger is stamped in the background, too.  I love how real the "parchment" looks!  Again, the edges were distressed with the Distressing Tool and sponged with Soft Suede!  My Technique Class really loved this card!


I love the masculine look and feel to this card!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Design Operators did this week!  I'm sure you will be amazed!

13 People have left comments on this post

May 13, 2011 - 06:05:26
Shelly said:

Very nice card!  I love the vintage look, awesome job!

May 13, 2011 - 07:05:56
Jeanette said:

Beautiful ship.

May 13, 2011 - 10:05:28

Oh Connie, this is gorgeous!  Love all of the distressing and the faux parchment technique!  I will have to show my Hostess Club this technique- thanks again for the inspiration:-)

May 13, 2011 - 10:05:58
Louise said:

Gorgeous card, love the distressed vintage look.   Distressing is one of my favorite to do on a card.   Thanks for sharing.

May 14, 2011 - 09:05:54

Love the faux parchment and the white embossing, Connie! Just fabulous! Blessings, Gretchen

May 14, 2011 - 03:05:03
Gale Smith said:

Fantastic! And thanks for reminding me to look at all my DSP, not just the new patterns that came with the stamp set.

May 14, 2011 - 04:05:24

ooooo………this is gorgeous!!  i woudl love to know how to do the faux parchment technique…..please do share the deets 🙂

May 14, 2011 - 09:05:29
Kerin said:

Love the parchment technique! I'm going to have to try that! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

May 14, 2011 - 09:05:30
Kathy T said:

Connie, Your card is just a classic beauty.  I'm sure an old sea captain had this parchment paper in his hands 🙂   Question I am a new demonstrator and excited to learn all these great techniques -My question is in your upcoming stamp camp will you be providing a tutorial for this and will you be giving measurements for each layer like Stamping 411 ?  Thank you your creativity is admirable.

May 15, 2011 - 07:05:11

Awesome technique!  Such a great card!  See you Friday!

May 15, 2011 - 08:05:05
Monika Davis said:

Love this card!!

May 15, 2011 - 09:05:42
Lee said:

I hope you will tell me how you did this next week. I'd love to know. It's fantabulous!

May 17, 2011 - 04:05:57
Patti Chesky said:

What a fun technique!!!  It works perfectly with this amazing stamp set.