Sailing Home Anniversary Card

Hello and welcome! I recently needed an Anniversary Card with a fresh, masculine feel. I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Stamp Set and combine it with a bit of ‘random’ watercolouring! Here’s how it turned out…

If you would prefer to watch me make the card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock and this is followed by a slightly smaller layer of Pacific Point cardstock. I have then cut a layer of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper which will become the main card front.

A number of the images from the Sailing Home Stamp Set are stamped across the watercolour paper using Versamark ink. I have then heat embossed using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I did the same with the sentiment which is from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Stamp Set.

I next applied water to the areas I wanted to colour using an Aqua Painter. I used three small Clear Acrylic Blocks as palettes for Night of Navy, Pacific Point and Balmy Blue ink. The ink was applied to the wet paper using an Aqua Painter. I also flicked the Aqua Painter to give a few splatters in the white space of the card front.

What do you think? I hope you like it!

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card yourself? You can purchase any of the items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. The links will take you straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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SU Sailing Home Card

Hello and welcome to part 5 of my Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite Showcase. This week I want to share with you a card I created for the Global Design Project Challenge #233. This is a colour challenge using the combination Pool Party, So Saffron and Petal Pink. If you would like to find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or join in you can find their website here.

This might not be an obvious colour combination for the Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite but this week I’ve been trying to ‘think outside the box’! This is my entry…

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have then cut a layer of Whisper White cardstock to 8 x 12.9cm. One of the images from the Stampin’ Up! Bokeh Dots Stamp Set has been stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in all three of the challenge colours – Pool Party, So Saffron and Petal Pink. These images were then trimmed.

I adhered the Petal Pink piece to the top of the Whisper White cardstock strip using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I then ripped along the top edge of the Pool Party piece and adhered this such that it overlapped slightly with the Petal Pink piece. I repeated this with the So Saffron piece to create the main card front.

Images and one of the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Stamp Set were stamped in Petal Pink ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies. Note: the compass is actually cut out using the 1.5″ Circle Punch.

A length of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon has been coloured using the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends and then looped through the anchor and tied in place with a length of Silver Metallic Thread.

The die-cut images are adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the sentiment is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card at home? You can purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. The links will take you straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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Come Sail Away Notecard

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop full of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up! business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or you may have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

Here is the project that I have made for our hop today…

Let’s make it…

I decided to use up one of my remaining Stampin’ Up! Thin Notecards but a piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock would do the job just the same! The dimensions are 12.7 x 11.4cm, scored at 6.3cm on the long edge.

The main card front is created from a sheet of the Come Sail Away DSP which I trimmed to 5 x 9cm and used the 0.5″ Circle punch to make notches in each end. These notches help to hold in place a length of Night of Navy / Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine. The card front was then adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the anchor image from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating die. A small length of the Baker’s Twine was also tied through the hole in the anchor. This was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out with the label die from the Stampin’ Up! Smooth Sailing dies. One of the Sail Away Trinkets was adhered to the back of the sentiment piece using a Mini Glue Dot and the whole thing adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To create the envelope I used the Thin Notecard Envelope as a template and increased the dimensions slightly to account for the Dimensionals used on the card.

I stamped the compass image in Night of Navy ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out using the 1.5″ Circle punch. This was adhered to the envelope using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and embellished using one of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots. I also adhered the rope die cut to the left hand side of the envelope.

The sentiment (from Power of Hope) is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the banner die. I tied a length of the Baker’s Twine through another one of the Trinkets and adhered it to the back of the sentiment piece using a Mini Glue Dot. The whole thing was then adhered to the envelope using a double height of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next… send it!

I think this would make a great card for someone who is embarking on a new challenge or journey. It wishes them luck whilst encouraging them to follow their dreams.

What now?

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post. If you would like to purchase any of the items used to make this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click one of the links at the end of this post and you’ll head straight to my online shop. If you have any questions or comments you can leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Please click on the next person on the list (the one after me, Helen Chapman) to continue hopping! Enjoy!

Happy crafting, h x

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Nautical Father’s Day Card

Hello and welcome to part 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite Showcase. If you have missed the first two parts you can find them here (part 1 – Come Sail Away Card, part 2 – Come Sail Away Decoration).

This week I wanted to share another card with you which is perfect for Father’s Day, male Birthdays or any occasion for those who love the sea or boats.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have then cut a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock. To this I adhered strips of cardstock in the current Stampin’ Up! blues and blue/greens. These were: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray.

The sentiment was created using the Well Said Stamp Set and coordinating Well Written dies. ‘Father’s Day’ was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and cut out using the banner die from the Smooth Sailing dies. This was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. ‘Happy’ was die cut multiple times from Whisper White cardstock and layered together to create one thick sentiment. This was adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The nautical images (lighthouse, boat, compass and anchor) were stamp in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating dies (1.5″ Circle Punch for the compass). The boat, compass and anchor were adhered directly to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue whilst the lighthouse was adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Paper strips are a really simple but effective way to create a background. You can experiment with different widths and different colour combinations to suit your project.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite Showcase. Join me next time for more inspiration.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

If you would like to purchase any of the item used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click here or on the individual links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®