Sailing Home Make & Take
Every month at our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Gathering, demonstrators take turns bringing a Make & Take. This month was Nadine’s turn, and her card was beautiful! We all had fun creating it.
To be honest, this isn’t a fair representation of the Make & Take. I tend to spend more time talking than crafting, so my card isn’t exactly like Nadine’s original. I think there should be another sailboat and more birds. I stamped two sailboats, but the die slipped on the other one and it cut a little wonky. Probably, if I didn’t point it out, only the most discerning would notice, but it was such a pretty card, I couldn’t put a weirdly cut boat on it.
This card uses the lovely Sailing Home Stamp Set. It’s very versatile, but it’s especially perfect for cards for men, especially seafaring men. It has a coordinating set of dies – Smooth Sailing – and you can find both the stamps and the dies in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.
We stamped the birds in Night of Navy Ink on the 3-3/4″ x 5″ Basic White layer, then added the strip of Balmy Blue Cardstock that we embossed with the Timber Embossing Folder from the July-December Mini Catalog.. It such a perfect way to add waves!
Next, we stamped the sailboat and sentiment on Basic White Cardstock scraps. The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy, and the sailboat in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. We colored the boat and sails with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends, then die-cut it with the Smooth Sailing Dies. The sentiment was cut with Paper Snips and added toward the bottom of the card with the Sahara Sand die-cut wheel. I love this little wheel die, because it cuts and embosses at the same time.
Finally, we wrapped a little Night of Navy and White Baker’s Twine around the card stock layer, then added it to a Night of Navy layer and then to the Sahara Sand card base. It’s hard to see in the photo, but we also added some Clear Wink of Stella to the “waves.”
I brought my card home to put together, so I didn’t use the Rhinestones Nadine had brought. I added a few Iridescent Rhinestones (these will be available in the January-June Mini Catalog) to mine because my basic rhinestones were packed for a class.
Thanks, Nadine, for such a lovely Make & Take. She always goes above and beyond with her cards. My jaw drops every time I see one.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
Something about water and boats is so calming! This is a beautiful card that could be used for any occasion.
Thanks, Deborah! Yes, it is calming, and Nadine did a fabulous job with the design.
Very pretty. Makes me long for summer!
Me too, Susan. Me too! I just realized today that winter isn’t even here yet and I’m thinking about spring. Ugh!