Last week my youngest child turned 16 years old! Boy, that makes me feel old! Today's card is the card I made him for his birthday. I CASEd it from THIS CARD. As you can see, I did make a few changes.
This stamp set, The Open Sea, was in the Summer Mini. I have great news and bad news. This wonderful set is still available to order! The designer paper, sadly, is not. I sponged the blue DSP with Early Espresso ink after tearing it. I also crinkled up the compass and the journal layer. I sponged the compass with Early Espresso ink. After tearing the journal layer, I sponged it with Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, and Cherry Cobbler ink.
I inked the ship stamp with Cherry Cobber & Not Quite Navy Stampin' Write Markers. After stamping it, I brushed a Blender Pen (p. 203) over the stamped image to spread some of the ink over the open spaces in the image. This gave a red tint to the sails, and gave the water different shades of blue. I then sponged it with Early Espresso ink, and layered onto Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler card stock.
I also wanted a vintage look to the Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (p. 194), so I sponged it with Early Espresso ink after attaching it to the card. The greeting stamp comes from the hostess set, Happiest Birthday Wishes (p. 10). I stamped it on DSP with Early Espresso ink, and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch (p. 209). I then attached it to the bottom of the ship piece. The ship and compass pieces were attached with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 206).
Stamps: The Open Sea & Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, & Early Espresso Classic Ink Pads; Cherry Cobbler & Not Quite Navy Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, & Naturals White card stock; Nautical Expedition DSP (no longer available)
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine, 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Decorative Label Punch, Blender Pens, Vintage Trinkets, Stamping Sponges, & Stampin' Dimensionals