How to make a masculine birthday card using ink blending

Hello and welcome to week 4 of my Stampin’ Up! Misty Moonlight Colour Challenge. This week we are combining it with Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow. These are really natural tones so I was torn between Rooted in Nature and Sailing Home. In the end I decided on this Sailing Home masculine card using ink blending – I hope you like it!

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It… Sailing Home Masculine Card

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Misty Moonlight cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Emboss the Whisper White layer using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. I have further distressed the edges using a distressing tool. If you don’t have a distressing tool, you can achieve a similar effect using the blade of a paper of scissors (please be careful if using this method). Add extra interest to the Whisper White layer by splattering ink onto it using the Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers. To do this, remove the cap from the brush tip end, place the brush tip just inside the cap and flick against the inside edge of the cap.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Trim a piece of Shimmery White cardstock to 6.4 x 9.8 cm. Use a Sponge Brayer to blend from Misty Moonlight to Crumb Cake to Mossy Meadow. Spritz water onto the surface using a Stampin’ Spritzer and dab with a piece of tissue to lift some of the ink. Cut a length of Misty Moonlight ribbon and adhere to the back of this Shimmery White layer using Tear & Tape. Stamp the sentiment (I used ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Framed For You Stamp Set) in Misty Moonlight ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies and adhere to the back of the Shimmery White layer.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the lighthouse in Misty Moonlight ink, the compass in Crumb Cake ink and the anchor in Mossy Meadow ink and cut out using the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies (the compass requires a circle punch or die – I used the Stitched Shapes Dies). Adhere these elements as shown.

What do you think to my Sailing Home masculine card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Sailing Home masculine card. This is a great colour combination for nature-type images and scenes. I’m definitely going to make a version of this card using the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set too!

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? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

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Happy crafting, h x

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Coastal Cabana Monochrome Card

Hello and welcome to a brand new month of Colour Challenges! First up we have my Coastal Cabana Monochrome Card. I immediately thought of the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Stamp Set for this card and here is what I created…

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Coastal Cabana Monochrome Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Coastal Cabana cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm, which forms the main card front.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Coastal Cabana Monochrome Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Onto the card front I stamped the ‘You Are My True North’ sentiment multiple times – using first, second and third generation stamping – in Coastal Cabana ink. In the gaps between the sentiments I stamped the birds image and the compass image, also in Coastal Cabana ink.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Coastal Cabana Monochrome Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

I used the coordinating Smooth Sailing dies to cut out the ships wheel from Coastal Cabana cardstock. This was adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Into the centre I placed one of the Playing With Patterns Resin Dots to provided the finishing touch.

What do you think to my Coastal Cabana Monochrome Card?

I hope you like my Coastal Cabana Monochrome Card! I think this is probably the simplest card I have created using the Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Dies! My original idea was more complex but I stopped at this stage because I really liked the simplicity of 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? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, you can request one here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find out my current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here

Happy crafting, h x

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Set Sail In The Direction Of Your Dreams!

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created as part of the Stampin’ Up! #keepstamping challenge. This challenge involved using the colour combination Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peacock, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.

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

I immediately thought that the combination of Coastal Cabana and Pretty Peacock would suit some sort of sea scape so I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Stamp Set and coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Early Espresso cardstock and this is followed by a 10 x 14.4 cm layer of Shimmery White cardstock.

To the Shimmery White cardstock layer, I added Coastal Cabana and Pretty Peacock inks using a Sponge Brayer. I then spritzed water onto this using a Stampin’ Spritzer. The excess water was dabbed off using my trusty crafting tea towel!

Once the card front was dry, I stamped the birds in Early Espresso ink. The sentiment is also stamped in Early Espresso ink, this time onto Crumb Cake cardstock. This is cut out using the label die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. I have distressed the edges of the die cut using a distressing tool. If you don’t have a distressing tool, you could use the blade of a pair of scissor (but please be careful!).

The ship’s wheel is cut out of Early Espresso cardstock and adhered to the back of the sentiment piece. The whole piece is then adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

This is a really simple card to create but I think the background gives it a lovely dramatic effect.

What do you think?

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? You can purchase any of the supplies (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below.

Happy crafting, h x

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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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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!®