Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Open Sea, Sketch Challenge

I took on a sketch challenge last night, from The Paper Players. I combined two stamp sets, The Open Sea, and Sent with Love. Sent with Love is part of a special collection that also contains paper, and baker's twine; bundles are available at a discount. This promotion is only available through April 30th.

I ended up with a nice masculine card, that would be perfect to send to a long distance family member, and could be used for many different occasions.

The background log image is stamped in Night of Navy. I stamped it off onto my grid paper first, and then onto the Vanilla card stock, so the image would be slightly lighter. I chose to repeat the compass image several times, instead of doing a regular scallop trim. I didn't want to add any feminine touches to this card. I simply punched out a portion of the compass with my 3/4" circle punch, and alternated the pattern by turning the compass 90 degrees.

To line up the airplane image on the background piece and the circle. I laid only the Vanilla 1" circle, already stamped with 'Sent with Love', on top of the Vanilla background piece. I stamped them at the same time, and then backed the circle with a Crumb Cake 1 1/4" circle.

 Lots of Dimensionals!

Stampin' Materials:
  • Stamps: The Open
  • Sea (123030 wood/ 123032 clear) and Sent with Love (131847 clear only, available only through April 30)
  • Paper:
    • Crumb Cake card stock (120953) 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
    • Garden Green card stock (102584) 1" x 5 1/2"
    • Very Vanilla card stock (101650) 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" and 3" x 4", plus scrap
  • Ink:
    • Garden Green (126973), Night of Navy (126970), and Crumb Cake (126975)
  • Tools:
    • 3/4" (119873), 1" (119868) and 1 1/4" (119861) circle punches.
    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Marvelous card! I love all of the straight, clean lines. And I love the row of circles that peek out to make a cool trim on the side. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  2. I love how you combined these sets...perfect masculine card. I was just thinking that I hadn't inked up this set for a while! Your vertical border is very clever too! So happy you shared this with us at the Paper Players this week!

    1. Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I think Sent with Love warms up The Open Sea.