Friday, 15 March 2013

The Open Sea

I'll admit it, it took me a long time to warm up to this set.  I just wasn't sure I'd be able to follow my own guideline of "use it five different ways".  But the more I saw of it, the more I fell in love. 

One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is they treat us very well!  They always do a little something to celebrate our birthday, and so it is with this year's birthday offer that I purchased The Open Sea. 

There are many ways to use this set and I had fun creating the cards below.  The first one I CASEd, but the second card was all me!
From elaborate with many details, to simple and sophisticated, these cards are perfect for the men in your lives!

The first card features Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Whisper White cardstock.  The images are all stamped in Early Espresso ink and the DSP is from a retired paper pack, but you can find something similar in our Comfort Cafe DSP paper pack.
I used our white Baker's Twine and gently coloured it with a Sofe Suede Stampin' Write Marker.  Top it all off with the compass image on a large bottle cap that I ran through the Big Shot to flatten and you have a card that's fit for the adventurer in your life.  The card base is dry embossed using the Big Shot and our textured impressions Square Lattice Folder.

This card was easy to create.  Three simple colours, all co-ordinating.  Matching Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler and one of our new Basic Designer Buttons.  The ship is raised off the background using Dimensionals and the ship's background was stamped using nothing more than my "D" Clear Block...yep, just the block. 
Want to learn more about stamping with Clear Blocks?  Book a party!  Get your friends together for some wine and chocolate and I'll show you the newest tips and tricks to making beautiful handmade projects!

Interested in learning more about the perks of being a Demonstrator?  Contact me and I'll share them all with you; AND if you join during Sale-a-Bration (until March 22) you'll get an additional 25% in your starter kit!

If you're looking to place an order for The Open Sea or any of our other wonderful products, you can email, call 289-280-0304 or shop my online store.

Happy Stampin'!

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