"How happy is the sailor's life..." Isaac Bickerstaffe Over at the Card A Day Blog we are inspiring/challenging you with the theme of "NEW," new home, new job, new school, new anything you can think of. For my inspiration, I have created a card that might apply to many things 'new' as there are often "rough seas" in any new endeavor. There may not be too many of us looking forward to a new sailboat, but that is the image I used for my creation. I liked the idea of clear skies and smooth seas, so that is how I created my sentiment. Here is your first look at my card:
As you can see, this is my sentiment. I created it in a document, choosing the font style and color, and printed it on white cardstock. I cut it with a Spellbinder's die, did a little inking while still in the die, added some matching rhinestones and mounted it with foam tape. You can see the layering in the next pic.
The sailboat I used is from Stampin' Up. I stamped directly on the card layer; I wanted my card to be very CAS. Here is the finished card:
This was a very fast card to create, and, happily, I had the perfect scrap pieces at hand. So, all I needed to do was locate my stamp and create the sentiment! Not too many details for you, but here they are:
Stamp: Stampin' Up 'Sail Away' single stamp
Inks: Tim Holtz by Ranger Distress Ink 'Chipped Saphire' and VersaMagic Chalk Ink 'Sea Breeze'
Die: Spellbinder's 'Labels 4"
Bling: The Paper Studio birthstone gems
I'm really starting to love this CAS style, but, while I love the color blue, I think it's time to bring in some other colors for my next few posts. What d'you think?
Sea you again soon!!