Archives for January 8, 2016

You keep me afloat with this SIP sketch

I’m working on creating a number of samples from our new Seasonal Expressions and “You keep me afloat” was inspired by the Stamp Ink Paper sketch challenge:

SIP29 Card 1 wm

The sketch:


I skipped adding the scallop part of the sketch because I put the boat there. When I played around with the scallop and the boat, I felt like it was too much.  I created a pattern on the white circle with a fun technique using ink and an embossing folder (‘ll blog on later).

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I used the new Regatta papers and colors and the stamp set, C1642 My Anchor with the matching dies!

regatta papersz3202 My Anchor thin cut diesC1642 My Anchor

I love having matching dies for the stamp sets.  Quick and easy.  I created the card in Design Space and had the pennants and circle cut out from the Cricut.  I used white shimmer trim for the third pennant.

SIP29 Card 1b wm

Wrapped it up with a bow of silver cord attached to the paper boat.  I also stamped the inside of the card:

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This will make a great card for my husband as he is a sailor and he does keep me afloat! Thanks for stopping by!