Thursday, July 18, 2013

smooth sailing

"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!!


1 comment:

  1. Christine that is a beautiful card, the color works so well together too. Love the inking while it's in the die need to remember that when I'm cutting them out


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