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Friday, May 27, 2011

Sail Away Birthday Card

I saw a card similar to this on the Late Night Stampers (LNS) Demo's Only site.  I thought it was SO pretty.  It was made by a gal named Eileen.  Her sun was a bit smaller and her layout was from a recent sketch from somewhere else on the Internet.  I know of three places doing sketches, one of course is SplitCoastStampers and then there is the Mojo Monday sketch and this one.  Her post said that she made the card for this weeks sketch, so I am assuming it is from the LNS group but I could be wrong.  I do recall seeing that sketch but didn't make any mental notes of it and I wonder if I had would I remember it?  LOL

SO my card!  I really do like this sun in the background concept and I want to make another card using that theme.  I do know how to do a setting sun on the water and this card isn't even close!!  We have no plans for the Memorial Day holiday weekend other than having our son and his fiance over for grilling on Sunday.  A quite weekend.  I'm hoping to get the rest of my flowers in.  Hubby can plant his own tomatoes and peppers!!!  I don't like to get my hands dirty.  I don't really like outdoors in the summer either.  I will go outside in the spring for a while and in the fall but summer I can be found indoors with the air on!  Anyway, back to my card.  The stamp set is called "Sail Away" and it's just the one stamp in the set, which makes it a fairly reasonable stamp to buy if you want to make masculine cards.  Though I think you could make a nice sympathy card with this too!

I took a half sheet of Basic Black card stock and folded it in half.  I then cut a piece of Marina Mist to measure 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" and I ran it through the Lattice embossing folder.  Next I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to measure 3-1/8" x 4-1/2".  I stamped the ship on using black StazOn.  Then I stamped the ship again on another scrap piece of card stock so I could cut out the sails. 

The moon was done by punching a 2-3/4" (or whatever size circle you want) out of scrap card stock and using it as a template to sponge in the colors.  I sponged in Daffodil Delight, More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie.  I also sponged in a little Pumpkin Pie in the water.  And I sponged a little Marina Mist in the water too.  Then I sponged the edges and the second set of sails with Marina Mist since I had the ink out and the sponge was ready to go.  I cut out the second set of sails and set them in place on my card using Dimensionals.  I taped the layer on and then taped that piece onto my card.

The words are from some I had printed out on my computer. I sponged the edge of that in Marina Mist too.  I set it in place on top of a black scallop circle.  I set that in place using Deminsionals. 

This card was actually pretty quick to make  and it turned out just fine.  But like I said, I want to try one with a better setting sun!  And of course I will share it with you!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Susie said...

Beautiful card. I must try this.