Sail Away – with me

Today I am showcasing a card I created using the Simon Says Stamp Sailing stamp set.  I have been working on creating clean and simple cards that really highlight the focal point.  To create the card below, I masked off the top and bottom portions of an A2 card panel.  Using a wave stencil from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit, I ink blended Broken China, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans through the stencil; after each color I moved the stencil to a new area.  When done, I took advantage of the water effect by spritzing the colors with water.  To used my heat tool to make sure the area was completely dry so that I could emboss my sentiment.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  I first stamped with black ink, then embossed with WOW holographic embossing powder.  This was definitely a WOW.  I love the shimmer this gives the sentiment over the water.  On separate cardstock, I stamped a few of the boat images from the stamp set and experimented with different color combinations.  I attached the boat using foam tape to highlight the focal point and make it pop. Lastly, I trimmed the card panel slightly and foam mounted it on a top folding card.  I love how this looks completed.  Clean and simple cards are their own technique for sure. I hope you like my card.

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

CASology Week#299 – Marine

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Ombre

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – For the Boys

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6 replies

  1. Such a pretty cool CAS card! Love how you made interesting ocean waves by using stencil and various colors of inks. The position of sentiment is also perfect . Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
    Marge xx

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  2. This card is gorgeous! I love the background with the ocean waves and the little boat is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  3. I loved how you used the stencil to create that gorgeous ocean and the colorful sails are perfect! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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