Sailing in the Direction of your Dreams
Welcome to a new week, my friends! I had a marvelous weekend, and I hope you did too. I’ve been prepping for my card buffet as well as this month’s classes, so Saturday morning I put the finishing touches on the classes. Then I ran out to my Mom’s for a quick visit with her and my older brother. He lives in Pittsburgh, and I haven’t seen him since October, I think, so it was lovely to visit for a bit.
Sunday was dedicated to the card buffet. So far I have about 15 selections for everyone to choose from. I’m hoping to have 20, but we’ll see. Every time I create a sample, I see three more stamp sets I want to use. I’m trying to use some “older” sets that I haven’t used in a while. Here’s a sample from the Sailing Home Stamp Set that will be a buffet option.
After our Bingo event, Christy gave me all the samples she had made for the sets she was using for the event. I was gobsmacked, to be honest with you. It was a lot of cards and I know it took a lot of work. I am so grateful to Christy for giving me these. I’ll be posting them here and on my Stamping with Buffy Facebook page. This design was a CASE of one of her cards.
Christy used the Ice Cream Corner Suite for her card, but I chose the Sailing Home Stamp Set and the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies with the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper (DSP) for my card.
First, I cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock to 4-1/4″ x 7-1/2″. I scored at 2″, so I had a 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card with a 2″ “overflap.” I cut 2″ from the remaining 4-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ card stock, leaving one last 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of the Misty Moonlight.
I cut two 1-3/4″ x 4″ pieces of the Sand & Sea DSP and covered the top flap of the card and the extra 2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Misty Moonlight with them. On a separate piece of Basic White Cardstock, I stamped the lighthouse image using Basic Gray Classic Ink. I die-cut with the Smooth Sailing Dies, then added a bit of color with Daffodil Delight and Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends.
I added the lighthouse to the 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then attached the top of that piece to the “overflap” of the card. Then I adhered the bottom of the lighthouse piece to the extra 2″ x 4-1/4″ Misty Moonlight layer with the Sand & Sea DSP. This creates a fun card with a missing center so you can get a peek at the inside.
For the inside, I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock. I placed it inside the card without adhering so I could get the proper placement for the sentiment. I try not to adhere anything until the stamping is finished. That way, if I get a smudge or other mistake, I can always flip the paper over.
I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight Classic Ink, then stamped the compass using Basic Gray Classic Ink. After I was sure the sentiment would be seen and the compass hidden when the card was closed, I adhered the Basic White layer to the inside of the card.
This is such a fun and simple design – and it’s a perfect card for one of the men in your life – or for a graduate, newly married couple, or someone starting a new job.
I’ll post Christy’s super cute ice cream card tomorrow afternoon on my Facebook page.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!