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