Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a cute and easy card featuring the Let’s Set Sail Bundle and the Gentle Waves Background Stamp! What is great about punches? For one, you don’t need a lot of room or tools for card making, you just stamp and punch! Or just punch! Lol Also, die-cutting can be tedious, especially if you are making multiples of a card. So, it’s nice to change things up and just use your punches. The Let’s Set Sail stamp set and coordinating Sailboat Builder Punch are great for your “any occasions” card, but why not take your card one step further and pair it with the Gentle Waves Background stamp? Then, add a little sparkle with the Ombre Specialty Paper!
The base layer for the card front is from the Ombre Specialty Paper in Night of Navy, which I used the lighter portion of the paper that looks closer to Pacific Point than Night of Navy. The next layer is Basic White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, I used my Stamparatus to position the Gentle Waves Background stamp so it would stamp the image towards the lower two-thirds portion of the cardstock, and I used Pacific Point ink for the top portion of the stamped image and Crumb Cake ink for the bottom portion of the stamped image. I used a Blending Brush with Balmy Blue ink for the sky and to fill in the “water” portion of the stamped image and then used the flock of bird’s stamp in Basic Gray ink two times:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. Use Sahara Sand cardstock to punch out the mast/hull with the Sailboat Builder Punch.
2. Use Basic White cardstock to punch out the jib and mainsail with the Sailboat Builder Punch.
3. Stamp the sentiment in Pacific Point ink on Basic White cardstock and punch out with the round oval from the Double Oval Punch.
4. Use the large scalloped Double Oval Punch to punch out of the Night of Navy Ombre Specialty Paper. I was able to punch this out of the piece of Ombre Specialty Paper that I used for the base layer, you can position the punch so that only the scalloped oval is punch out, but just far enough away from the edge that the next layer will cover it.
I used liquid glue to adhere the top cardstock stamped layer to the Ombre Specialty Paper base layer, a dab of liquid glue to adhere the tips of the jib and mainsail to the mast and mini dimensionals to adhere to the cardstock, and used liquid glue to adhere the double oval punched layers together with mini dimensionals to adhere to the cardstock. This completed piece is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Pacific Point ink, the mast/hull in Crumb Cake ink, the jib and mainsail in Balmy Blue ink, and the “shadow” in Pacific Point ink:
For the coordinating Medium Basic White envelope, I stamped the sailboat in the corner the same way I stamped it for the inside of the card:
How fun and easy is this card to make? I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to pull off the “sand” look with the Gentle Waves stamp, but it did work, which just goes to show you that “you never know unless you try”! If the Ombre Specialty Paper is on your list, you better purchase it now because it IS on the retirement list, so once it’s gone-it’s gone!
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