This is the second card we made when my stamping friends came over to the cottage last week. We used the bundle called Let’s Set Sail. This bundle includes the stamp set of the same name and the Sailboat Builder Punch. The punch cuts out the boat with the mast and both sails. You can either stamp the boat and sails and then punch them out or you can just punch them from card stock (as we did in this case). If you use the bundle item number, you can save 10%.
First I ran a Merry Merlot card base through my Cut & Emboss machine using the Gingham Embossing Folder. It is not hard to do at all but you have to line up the folder carefully by placing it just a little bit over the center crease of the card base so that you don’t get a line on the front of your card.
Next, I took a 2.75″ x 4″ piece of Crumb Cake card stock and stamped the “water” stamp twice using Crumb Cake ink. I stamped it off first so it would be a little lighter on the card stock. Then, I stamped the boat shadow in Night Of Navy ink. I punched out the boat in Night Of Navy card stock and the sails in Basic White. I adhered the boat and the back sail using Multipurpose Glue and the front sail using Dimensionals. Next, I stamped the birds and the sentiment in Night Of Navy ink. Here is a little hint: it is hard to see if the birds are right side up just looking at the stamp so I suggest stamping it on scrap paper first. That way you won’t have crazy, drunk birds on your card. I layered this on a 3″ x 4.25″ piece of Basic White card stock and then onto the embossed card base.