Sail Away

I saw this background idea on Susan Horr’s blog yesterday, and I had to try it.

Stampin' Up!, The Open Sea

It’s so simple!  Just take a stamp pad (the new firm foam pads work well for this) and slide the side of the ink pad across your card stock.  Done.  I used Soft Sky and Pool Party, then sponged a little crumb cake along the bottom.

I pulled out my “Open Sea” stamp set for this one.  It works really well with the World Map background stamp.  I inked it with an Early Espresso marker, because I didn’t want the water part of the stamp included with the image.  I’m really happy with the way it turned out.  I was afraid it would be too low in the water and look like a sinking ship.  (And, yes, I know the stamp-a-ma-jig helps one achieve perfect placement, but I was in a hurry.)  I used a blender pen with more Crumb Cake ink to color the sails.

I realized this morning that I’ve been neglecting my embellishments and ribbon. Did I mention I was in a hurry when I was making this card?  It would look great with some burlap or other ribbon, so I’ll have to fix that later!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  Have a wonderful day!


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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4 Responses to Sail Away

  1. Mom says:

    Ooooh! Very nice – my kind of stampin’! (Quick, simple, lovely) – thanks to you AND Susan for great ideas.


  2. Emilie Boyd says:



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