Hello Stampin’ Friends!
Happy Thursday to everyone. I hope your week is ending nicely and your weekend outlook is bright and cheery! My weekend plans involve plenty of relaxing and working on some cards and card fronts for our Stampin’ Up! Convention swaps in a few weeks!
Before we get to the weekend though, I wanted to do a little Stampin’ tonight! I mentioned in my blog post yesterday that I had some ideas churning for a card that combined my Top 3 for this week. I was able to take those ideas and turn them into a card. Now, I like to go on cruises and one of the best views on a cruise ship is the sunset each evening. Royal Caribbean ships have a public area on the top deck called the Viking Crown Lounge. From there, you can enjoy a drink as the sun sets behind the ship. It’s absolutely beautiful! That’s where the inspiration for this card came from.
I present to you “Sailing into the Sunset”
- Water – two strips cut out from Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper (Item #133693), scalloped at the top to create waves
- Ship – Traveler Stamp Set (Item #134510 – Wood or #134513 – Clear) stamped in Cherry Cobbler (Item #126966)
- Greeting – Geometrical Stamp Set (Item #133158 – Wood or #133161 – Clear) stamped in Pacific Point (Item #126951)
- Paper – the card base is Pacific Point (Item #111350) and the front is So Saffron (Item #105118)
- Sunset Effect – Blushing Bride (Item #133754) and Calypso Coral (Item #133752) Stampin’ Emboss Powder stamped with VersaMark Ink (Item #102283) and the Work of Art Stamp Set (Item #134111 – Wood or #134114 – Clear)
- Other Tools – Heat Tool (Item #129053), Paper Snips (Item #103579), and Q-tips and Classic Stampin’ Pads in So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, and Blushing Bride
And here’s how to put it all together:
First, start with your So Saffron card front (5-1/4″ x 4″). Take a sheet of the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper with the water/wavy pattern and cut into 4″ strips about 2″ high. Scallop the edges using the Stampin’ Trimmer (Item #126889) with Rotary Addition (Item #129407) and Small Scallop Blade (Item #129410) or use your paper snips, be creative and do it by hand!
Using adhesive, glue one strip of the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper to the card front. Apply four Stampin’ Dimensionals (for some 3-D effect) to the top of the second strip and use adhesive across the bottom. Line up the bottom of the second strip with the bottom of your card front and adhere. Using a Q-tip or Sponge Daubers, create a semi-circle above the waves that will serve as your setting sun (see picture below).
On a separate sheet of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the ship image using Cherry Cobbler ink. Use your paper snips and cut out the ship.
Using the brush stroke stamps from the Work of Art Stamp Set and VersaMark ink, stamp, apply Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and heat set to create a sunset-effect in the background. Note: I used Blushing Bride Stampin’ Emboss Powder first, then Calypso Coral Stampin’ Emboss Powder!
Adhere the ship you cut out to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using a Q-tip and So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, and Crushed Curry ink, color the background to “blend” the sunset effect. Using a Q-tip and So Saffron ink, also color the white background portions of your ship image (if necessary).
Finally, stamp the “Hooray for Today” greeting from the Geometrical Stamp Set using Pacific Point ink onto the waves. Adhere your card front to your card base and ta-da – a beautiful card!
Congratulations on your beautiful new card! I hope this card has you sailing into the sunset of a beautiful day gone by! While I would’ve loved to be on a cruise ship watching the sunset, I enjoyed very much creating this card in my Stampin’ Room!
I hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend! If you have any questions or feedback about the card above, or any Stampin’ Up! product, please let me know! I’m happy to assist with ideas, inspiration or with any project you may have, and I’m happy to host a party for you and your friends where we can create this card or something similar. Feel free to call or email.
Have a great evening!
Let’s stamp the day (and night) away!