Sailing Home – Birthday

Another fun evening…Christine Bertram’s Mystery Stamp Night for January.

I had a conflict with her Tuesday Night event as it coincided with one of mine.  However, I caught up on the replay…

Watching the replay gives you chance to do a little bit of a cheat because you find out what is coming and then you can choose to make some decisions as to whether you will make some adjustments…

For my adjustments, I added a few layers but essentially followed the instructions set out in Clue #1.

I allow myself a little freedom when I create for Mystery Night.  This means I might use retired Stampin’ Up! patterned paper and/or retired colors of ink and cardstock that is still in my stash.

Here is the result…

What I used:

  • Cardstock Panel (3” x 4”) times two.  Card Front:  Marina Mist and Card Inset for Inside:  Very Vanilla
  • Scrap to stamp on approximately (2½” x 3½”):  Very Vanilla
  • Coordinating Cardstock (5½” x 6½”).  Card Base:  Marina Mist scored @ 4¼” and Panel Mat (3¼” x 4¼”):  Night of Navy
  • Coordinating Patterned Paper (2” x 5¼”):  Parker’s Patterns

I added a Very Vanilla back panel (4” x 5¼”) for the inside and an additional Marina Mist panel (3¼” x 4¼”) to mat the Very Vanilla Inset.   

Focal Image – can be anything.  Christine was suggesting a step-up and the intention was to use a focal image that could be fussy cut and/or die cut.

I chose to go with a Nautical theme and picked the stamp set Sailing Home.  On the Very Vanilla scrap, I stamped the Lighthouse and the Sailboat in Night of Navy and used a Blender Pen to lightly draw out the ink to give the images a blue tint.  I stamped the Compass in Marina Mist. All of these images were die-cut using the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies.  The Night of Navy Pointer was cut from the Night of Navy Panel Mat and hidden under the Marina Mist Panel.  The Compass was lightly sponged with Night of Navy.  In lieu of Ribbon or Twine, I die-cut two pieces of Rope.  For dimension, I tinted the rope with Night of Navy using the Blender Pen.

Additionally, on the inset sentiment panel, I stamped the Sailboat and Birds in Marina Mist using the Stamp-Off Technique.  I added the sentiment, Happy Birthday, from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set in Night of Navy.

For interest and texture the Marina Mist front panel and the inset Very Vanilla panel were dry embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Following the subsequent clues, I really like the final result.  A birthday card that is great for any fellow or avid sailing fan.

This is also a great replicable layout and I am looking forward to creating other cards using this sketch.

Cheers, Jolanda! Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.

Have any questions? Want to know about the products I used? Drop me a note. i would love to hear from you!

Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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