Sail away – aye, aye sailor!

My friend asked me to make a birthday card for her sailor husband with a nautical theme …

I first stamped the Sail Away image – available as a single stamp from Stampin Up – using black stazon ink onto whisper white cardstock.  I stamped the same image onto a post-it note then cut it out to use as a mask over the stamped image.  I also punched out a 1/2” circle from a post it note and used that as a mask for a “sun”. 

Using my speedball brayer from Stampin Up – such a bargain at only £9.95 – I added colour to the sky and sea areas of the picture with bashful blue ink.

I mounted the picture onto a piece of early espresso cardstock and added sahara sand card which had been torn on one side to add interest.  I ran a strip of whisper white cardstock through the crimper for a paper ribbon, and added a sentiment from the Sincere Salutations stamp set, with some stamped circles from the Circle Circus set for faux brads.  Then I mounted the whole thing onto an A5 card base in bashful blue.

I stamped the pennant flags from the Pennant Parade set in bashful blue and crumb cake inks and punched them out using the new petite pennants builder punch.  I used my bigshot to cut out letters for his name in early espresso cardstock using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlit die, and mounted them on the card using stampin’ dimensionals over a piece of linen thread which had been knotted at both ends. 

I loved making this card – especially using my brayer – and my friend, Maureen, seemed very happy with it… just hope her hubby was too! 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for dropping by today


2 Comments to “Sail away – aye, aye sailor!”

  1. Such a lovely card, I just had to leave a comment to tell you so !!! Gorgeous colours and I love what you have done with this so underused stamp !
    Do pop across to my little blog if you get a chance at – !
    Jane x

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