Thursday, May 28, 2015

DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge #134: The Open Sea Masculine Card

Hi Stampers,
Love this weeks  DOstamper Thursday DSC#134 Home Sweet Home Challenge.  This challenge gave me an opportunity to make a much needed masculine card. Hope you enjoy the card,  I would love to hear your comment if you have time.  God Bless!

I used the Open Sea Stamp Set for the images on this card, but also believe it or not the bush was made using a small part of a stamp from the Ornamental Pine Stamp Set and also the En Francais Stamp Set for the calligraphy on top of the bush.

Basic Instructions:
  • Using the Ornamental Pine Stamp Set, stamp the bush onto Whisper White CS using the small portion of the pine from the stamp set and Crumb Cake Ink. Use the En Francais Stamp Set for the calligraphy on top of the bush.
  • Stamp other images using the Open Sea Stamp Set, punch out compass image with the 1" Circle Punch and the black circle behind with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch.  
  • The anchor was stamped onto a cut @ 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"  Whisper White CS and the Basic Black CS layer behind it was cut @ 1-1/2" x 1-1/2".
  • Cut a Basic Black CS base 4-1/4" x 11" and score at 5-1/2".
  • Cut Whisper White CS @ 4" x 5-1/4" for layer 1
  • Cut Basic Black CS CS @ 3-3/4" x 5" for layer 2
  • Cut Whisper White CS @ 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" for layer 3
  •  Loop some Twine and place under the top layer of the card.
  • Use lots of Dimensionals to "pop" things on the card.
  • Envelope and Envelope Liner was made with the Envelope Punch Board and the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper

Product List
En Français Clear-mount Stamp Set
En Français Clear-mount Stamp Set
En Français Wood-mount Stamp Set
En Français Wood-mount Stamp Set
Glue Dots

Check out more "Home Sweet Home" inspiration from my fellow DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below) : 

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  1. This is gorgeous; love the "bush" and twine, the anchor & compass are perfectly place and I love the clean crisp look of the black & white layers!

    1. Thank you Wendy! I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know that I time spent to post the card and directions was appreciated! Thanks again...

  2. I am so partial to the Open Sea stamp set, but the way you used the Ornamental Pine & En Francais sets made the card a classic! Absolutely love the matching envelope too.

    1. Thank You Ann...What a sweet comment! I really appreciate you taking time to always leave a comment.

  3. Beautiful card---as usual!!!


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