Set Sail for a Happy Birthday
As much as I love the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog and creating cards for the fall/winter holidays, I also love so many products in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I find that I tend to neglect them when the new seasonal catalogs come out, so I’m determined to play with them often!
For today’s card, I used a few stamp sets from the Annual Catalog – A Good Man (the sentiment), Waterfront (the water, sun), High Tide (birds), Sailing Home Bundle (sailboats, wheel), and the Birch Background Stamp (also the water).
First, I stamped the water from the Waterfront Stamp Set in Seaside Spray and Pacific Point Classic Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then I stamped the Birch Background in Whisper White Craft Ink and heat embossed with Shimmer White Embossing Powder. In real life, this looks just like when the sun glistens on the water.
To create the sky, I first stamped the sun from the Waterfront Stamp Set in Mango Melody Classic Ink, then sponged Balmy Blue over the top of the card, leaving a little bit of space around the sun. I finished it off by lightly sponging Daffodil Delight Classic Ink around the sun.
After I added the birds from the High Tide Stamp Set using Shimmery Silvery Delicata Ink, I realized I hadn’t left room to stamp…anything. No problem! I stamped the large and small sailboats from the Sailing Home Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White card stock scrap, then die-cut with the Smooth Sailing Dies. You can bundle the Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Dies through June 2, 2020 and save 10%.
I colored the sailboats with Ivory, Dark Crumb Cake, and Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, then added them to the water with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Instead of using an ordinary label or tag, I decided to add the sentiment to the wheel die-cut from the Smoth Sailing Dies. I stamped the sentiment (from A Good Man) in Pacific Point Classic Ink on a Whisper White card stock scrap, then punched with a retired punch. But have no fear! You can use the Layering Circles Dies and get the same result. I was pinched for time and the punch was handier than the dies.
The wheel from the Smooth Sailing Dies is diecut from the woodgrain design from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I added the sentiment to the center and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I layered the stamped layer to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Pacific Point Cardstock, then to a Seaside Spray card base.
Although this looks very involved, it was really simple to stamp and came together quite quickly.
Be sure to check back Friday for a BS&J challenge. This week, it’s a sketch. It will come as no surprise to Jackie and Susan when I say that I’m still scratching my head over this one. I haven’t even started it. I can’t wait to see what I come up with. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!