Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Open Sea DSC#085 Thursday Challenge

Hi Stampers,
Here is my card for this weeks DOstampers STARS Thursday Challenge DSC #085.  It seems to me that there are not a lot of stamp sets that have that "masculine look" to them.  Don't you agree?   I purchased The Open Sea Stamp Set from Stampin Up! and I just love it!  The girls at my card class had a lot of fun making this card too, with some mistakes happening that day too.  Oh well, each card was an original!  LOL  This card is perfect for a masculine looking card for your father, brother, or any other male you need to send a card to.  Wouldn't this be a great stamp set for you to use to make that upcoming "Father's Day Card"?  Just change the inside to say Happy Father's Day instead of Happy Birthday, and your are all set!

Product List
Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad

Basic Black CS #121045
  • Cut base 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" score@ 4-1/4" 
  • Cut a 2-3/4" x 2" to be used for back of ship 
Crumb Cake CS #120953
  • 4" x 5-1/4", (layer 1) sponge the edges of paper with Early Espresso Ink and then the surface of paper using circular movements. 
Very Vanilla CS #101650
  • 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” for Stampin log and globe and trim down to 3-1/4" x 4-1/4"
  • 4” x 5-1/4” for card insert
Additional Supplies
(22-1/2 inches) - Gold Baker Twine #132975
Stamp a ma jig #101049
Early Espresso Ink #126974
Baked Brown Sugar Ink #131174
Island Indigo Ink #126986
Riding Hood Red #126968

The Open Sea #123032
Bring On the Cake #121958

  1. Using the Crumb Cake 4" x 5-1/4", (layer 1) sponge the edges of paper with Early Espresso Ink and then the “swirl” sponge on the surface of paper using circular movements. 
  2. Using the 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” Very Vanilla CS piece and Baked Brown Sugar Ink, and the stamp sailing log onto paper twice side by side using the stamp-a-ma-jig. Cut paper down to 3-1/4" x 4-1/4". Then stamp the globe on top of log, both using the Baked Brown Sugar Ink. 
  3. Using swirl movements, sponge surface of paper with Baked Brown Sugar, Island Indigo, and Riding Hood Red Inks. 
  4. Tear edges toward yourself and then sponge the edges with Early Espresso Ink 
  5. Using scrap paper, stamp the ship, cut using the #4 square Framelits, staying toward top of ship, stamp the ship using Espresso Ink, then trim off bottom of paper so ship paper is 1-3/4" in height. 
  6. For inside - cut 4" x 5-1/4", tear edges, and then sponge the edges with Early Espresso Ink. Stamp with "Bring on the Cake" Stamp Set. 
  7. Wrap twine. use scotch tape to tape to back of Crumb Cake Layer, and assemble rest of card “pop” black piece of ship backing layer
Check out more "Sketch Challenge" inspiration from my fellow DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below):

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  1. I love it Sharon! Such rich colors.

    1. Thank you Connie! I really appreciate the comment 😄

  2. I love the vintage feel of your card Sharon! Great job!!

  3. Gorgeous card! I didn't get one done for this challenge and I'm just now getting a chance to look at everyone's cards.

    1. Hey Robyn, Thanks a bunch! Appreciate you taking time to leave a comment.


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