Friday, May 13, 2011

Sailing on the Open Sea- Two Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers! 
I love colors in this week’s Paper Player’s PP46 Challenge (http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com) and decided to create a card using these colors along with the great SSC202 sketch at Stamping 411 (see http://www.stamping411.blogspot.com). Again, the Design Team projects at both sites are fabulous- check them out!

First stamp the ship image in Early Espresso onto Whisper White.  Create a mask of the ship with a Post-It note and also punch a circle from a Post-It Note for the sun/moon (remember to allow some of the sticky part of the note to be part of your mask :-)). 

Use Sponge Daubers to apply Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy (NQN) ink to the sky and sea areas.  Punch image out using the 2 1/2" XL Circle Punch and layer with NQN cardstock punched with the same punch (cut the NQN in half to allow the edges to "peek out".  Layer the entire image onto a 3" circle of Early Espresso (I used the 3" Originals Circle Die with the Big Shot).

Use the Big Shot with the Square Lattice EF on a piece of the new Nautical Expedition DSP (love this paper!) and lightly sand with the Sanding Block to expose a bit of the white core (in real life, this looks like a worn bandana material!):-)

Use the brayer to apply NQN ink to Whisper White.  Use Early Espresso ink and stamp the ledger stamp from The Open sea iand the sentiment from Sincere Salutation.  Trim the ledger and mount into the embossed panel.  Use some of the other stamps in the set to randomly stamp around the sentiment and use the XL Decorative Label Punch with a layer of Early Espresso from the same punch.  

Add the Bakers Twine and Antique Brad for the finishing touches!  

Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea, Sincere Sentiments
 Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and  Not Quite Navy (NQN)
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, NQN, Whisper White, Nautical Expedition DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, 3” Original Die, 2 ½” Circle Punch, Decorative Label XL Punch, Brayer, Antique Brad, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine

I apologize if this becomes a duplicate post for some of you- blogger seems to have had some issues this week.  I had originally posted this on Wednesday eve but when I was able to check on blog on Friday, it had disappeared!  Not sure why, but it was not even in the draft state.  
Thanks for all of your encouragement- have a great weekend!

15 comments:

Connie Babbert said...

Another GORGEOUS card, Julie! You are rockin' this set!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow Julie! This card is fabulous and would also qualify at the Friday Mashup!!! www.fridaymashup.com
Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week!
Smiles,
Lesley

Patti said...

Beautiful card. These colors are so elegant looking. You did a great job making them work. I, too, posted on the 12th and my post is missing. I'm hoping it will eventually show up.

Heidi said...

This looks like a lot of love was put into this card and the recipient will be lucky to receive it! This is my first time playing with The Paper Players and it was fun to get out some colors I haven't been "playing" with much lately.

Kris McIntosh said...

Such a fantastic card. Love the way you have used the elements of the stampset. Congratulations also on being selected in the Stamper's Showcase at Stamping 411 this week.

Jen said...

Every time I see a gorgeous card like this I kick myself that I didn't get that stamp set! Congratulaltions on the Stamping 411 showcase pick!

Dale Morin said...

Great, great card. Love the colors and layout.

gbarron56 said...

Julie -- this card is truly amazing. You took this sketch and ran with it! Great job! Thanks for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Selene Kempton said...

So absolutely beautiful! I'm sorry about the blogger issues, hopefully those are all done. (((hugs Julie))) and thanks so much for playing.

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous,Julie! Blogger ate my first comment, but I had to tell you that I absolutely LOVE your card!

LeAnne said...

Julie, this is lovely! What a great collage style card. Your creations are always wonderfully done! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Christy Q said...

This is a fabulous card - I love the distressing you did. The details are phenomenal. The recipient will surely love this card.

Anne Marie said...

Julie, I just love your work and this is no exception! Your details are absolutely stunning on this one! Such a wonderful use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players! Hugs! :)

Rita said...

Absolutely stunning! I love all the details and texture! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous masculine card, Julie! I love the texture. I am sure that I commented on this card earlier...I think Blogger lost it! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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