Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Stampin' Up Sailing Home Anchor Card


Today's card features Stampin' Up Sailing Home Stamp Set along with an alternate use of Stampin' Up Bark Embossing Folder.  I used this weeks Card Concept and Paper Players Challenge for inspiration.

I start with  Crumb Cake card stock as my card base.  I adhered a piece of Stampin' Up Tiding of Christmas DSP to a panel of Night of Navy and adhered it to the card front.  

I stamped an anchor in Night of Navy and the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler... both from Stampin' Up Sailing Home Stamp Set.  I die cut each with Stampin' Up Smooth Sailing Die Set.  

The next step is where the real fun began.  I wanted a water sort of image, however I did not have an embossing folder that worked until I noticed Stampin' Up Bark 3D Embossing Folder.  As we can tell by the name, it definitely looks like tree bark, however if you turn it on the side it has the appearance of  water ripples.  I took my Misty Moonlight ink pad and stamped ink all over one side of the embossing folder.  I carefully placed a panel of Basic White card stock on the folder and ran it through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  Once I removed the card stock, I took a Stampin' Up Blending Brush and blended the ink all around leaving some white and some dark blue areas.  

I die cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock with Stampin' Up Sea Life Die Set.  

I adhered the die cuts to the front of the card.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment along with an anchor and birds on a Basic White panel with Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler ink.  I layered the Basic White with a panel of Night of Navy ink and adhered it to the inside of the card.

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  1. Just beautiful Tara! The inked embossed panel is perfect with the nautical theme! :)

  2. Very cool! Great card and an awesome technique to create the water! Well done, indeed! :)

  3. I couldn’t think what embossing folder you used! Very creative to turn it sideways and ink it up like that! Winner winner! Great card! TFS

  4. What a cool way to create the water....very clever I love it when you can get double use from a product! Your scene is awesome, and I am so happy you played with my Tic Tac Toe grid as well as the inspiration photo from the Card Concept too!

  5. What an awesome nautical card. Love the waves. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  6. What a fabulous nautical card! Love the way that you created the water with the embossing folder- so creative! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept and we hope you can join us again soon!

  7. Wow! Love how you did the water! It looks incredible! Such a pretty card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at the Card Concept!