Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SUO125 Sending Wishes- A Fun Banner Edge and Nautical Theme

Hi Stampers!   

It’s time for the new SUO125 “Cutting Edge” Challenge (make a card edge that is not straight) so I decided to create a banner edge to a nautical themed card.   

FYI- The images on the focal panel are created using masking with ink and markers (so the main panel is all one layer) and of course, the banners are more than one layer and are the "cutting edge" to this card :-)

I also incorporated the Create with Connie and Mary CCMC360 Color Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers’ Free For All F4A277 “JUNE Recipe” (J=Jewels, U=Uneven Edge, N= Nautical and E= Embossing)-see details here and gallery here.

I hope you will find the time to check out all the rest of our Design Team ideas at SUO Challenges as well as those at the other two challenge sites- great inspiration from all!

To create this card:
The angle of my camera lens makes  this card  look a  bit crooked, but trust me, it is not :-)
Ink the lighthouse image from the new set, From Land to Sea with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp another image onto a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask.
Mask the lighthouse image and ink the map image from The Open Sea using Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and stamp onto the panel (also stamping another map onto a piece of scrap paper to create a mask).
Keep the mask in place for the lighthouse image and mask the map image. 
Use Smoky Slate Classic Ink to ink the script stamp from By The Tide, stamp off once before stamping onto the panel, re-ink the stamp, stamp off and repeat the steps to cover the background. 
Using Island Indigo Classic Ink to stamp the seahorse and compass images from By The Tide (re-inking and stamping the seahorse twice).
Using Smoky Slate Classic Ink, stamp the coral image from By The Tide onto the panel.
Remove the masks, use an AquaPainter™ with Island Indigo Classic Ink to  color  the lighthouse and add shadows with the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker.
Add color to the compass with the Island Indigo, Chocolate  Chip and Sahara Sand  Stampin’ Write markers.
Re-mask the lighthouse and map, ink the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using Island Indigo, stamp off onto scrap paper a few  times, huff onto the stamp and add a  bit of  splatter to the background.
Stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Basics using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, trim the background panel and mount onto a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of  Chocolate Chip cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Island Indigo cardstock.
Create the banners using embossed Whisper White cardstock (embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder), mounted onto Smoky Slate cardstock and again onto Chocolate Chip cardstock (I used the Hexagon Punch to create the banner points since they were of varying widths and shorter lengths).
For the small banners, use the Banner Punch to punch out banners from Smoky Slate, Island Indigo and Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Layer the banners in a rectangle shape onto a scrap piece of paper and stamp with the ledger stamp from The Open Sea using Island Indigo Classic Ink.
Mount the layered focal image panel onto a 5 ½” x  5 ¼” Square card base from Whisper White cardstock.
Add the banners on the edge starting with the larger embossed banners first, next layer the smaller stamped banners on top.
Finish off the edge with a strip of Island Indigo cardstock layered onto a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.
Create the photo corners from a scrap piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock- Use the  1” Square Punch to punch out a “notch” from the scrap piece of cardstock, then re-position the punch from the notch to punch out the “photo corner,”, create the angle on the edges with your scissors and there you have it, a photo corner  
Use the same steps as above to create another photo corner from the remaining cardstock for the opposite corner.
Add the photo corners to the card front and add the Rhinestones to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets:  By The Tide, From Land to Sea, The Open Sea, Gorgeous Grunge, Butterfly Basics
Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate; Stampin’ Write Markers- Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Punches:  Hexagon, Banner, 1” Square, Rhinestones, scrap paper (for masking)

Thanks again for stopping by – I hope to see your Stampin’ Up! Only project in our “Cutting Edge” Challenge  gallery!


Chris Slogar said...

Wow! What a beautifully detailed card! These are great colors for your nautical card - I especially love the banner edge! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

TLady said...

This is GREAT JULIE!! I am SO INTO Nautical these days with decorating our master bath! LOL BEAUTIFUL JOB!!!! (I need to get that nautical stamp set from SU!) ;) Thanks for coming over to visit!!!! (((HUGS!)))

Margaret Raburn said...

What a beautiful card using the CCMC color challenge! They work so well with your nautical theme and the images you used! Terrific details too! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous take on all the challenges! Love the collage of "sea" items and the banner side! Great job with the SUO challenge and thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Young said...

Wowza! Your card is a wonderful combination of images and elements! Love the creative way you edged it. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Bridgette J said...

Wow, what great stamping an the banners add great dimension. Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James said...

I am in awe of your fabulous stamping and masking Julie on that central panel; the images have real dimension for a one layer collage, truly stunning. Love the fun banner edging too - a neat fit with the nautical theme too. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

Lisa Martz said...

Julie, each card you make is always a work of art! This card is no exception! Fantastic masculine card...great combination of stamps, masking and these banners on the edge...WOW! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

Alison Barclay said...

Unbelievable card! The collage effect is beautiful and I love how the banners reference a nautical journal or something similar. So cool! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. :)

Jenny Engelke said...

Wow! Layers and layers of nautical goodness!!!! I always look forward to see what you come up with, Julie! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

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