Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
Wow … those weekends sure go fast! I hope you had a chance to check out my Simply Sunday post that featured “A Good Man” stamp set. Truth is, this is the same stamp set I will be using today! I’m stepping it up from the simplicity of yesterdays card and adding some more dimension and interest to the card. This card is inspired by my brothers upcoming birthday.
I wanted to layer some of the handsome designer paper from the catalog … the Come Sail Away is very masculine and compliments this stamp set nicely (I used it yesterday too). To me, there is nothing more relaxing that sitting on a beach or cliff side over looking the water so I added a nautical touch to my card. I went with a monochromatic style as well …
I knew I wanted to use the sail boats and the striped paper, so I wanted the striped paper to look like it fit the entire front (but I didn’t want to waste the paper you couldn’t see, so I used two 4″ wide x 1″ pieces and centered them at the top and the bottom on the front / base of my card. The designer paper with the sail boats was cut into the 4-1/4″ x 4″ wide and then I added a touch of Night of Navy to the top and bottom for an added touch of color and to pull the Night of Navy throughout the card.
I then stamped my image “of the guy relaxing” in Night of Navy onto Whisper White … then I used the Aqua Painter to pull in a little color into his shorts and hat. This helps draw the eye to the focal point of the card.
I was using the “It’s Your Day!” for my greeting but wanted more … so I used two of the rectangles from the Stitched Rectangle dies together to create an interesting visual effect to the card. With that, I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies to cut out my greeting … this kept the texture of stitching throughout the card. To bring another “circle” shape and balance out my card, I used the ships wheel also known as the helm.
So … if you have that guy in your life that loves the beach, sailing or boating of any kind, the combination of “A Good Man” and the “Come Sail Away” Designer paper is a must have. I will be sharing some of my creations using the Come Sail Away Suite later this week, so I hope you keep back so you don’t miss a thing.
I would love to hear what you would like to see from the new catalog, till then, I’ll keep sharing what I already have stocked up.
Thanks for spending a part of you Monday with me!!
Have a good day and I’ll see you tomorrow.
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