Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Saturday, February 06, 2010

Sailing Into the Sunset

Here's a couple masculine birthday cards I created using retired stamps that feature a sailboat image. I created a sunset background on each one, but used two different techniques to acheive the backgrounds.

For the first one I used glossy cardstock and stamped my image in Black Stazon. I sponged on classic ink to create my sunset background. I also used the faux tearing technique to create the border along the bottom. To do this, you just need to tear a peice of scrap paper and lay it in place, masking the area you want to remain un-inked. In this case it was the bottom of my card. I inked my much loved, but retired, Canvas background stamp with Not Quite Navy ink and stamped the masked card front. With the mask still in place, I sponged on some more Not Quite Navy ink along the top of the torn scrap paper mask and on the sides of my card. After removing the mask I stamped my boat border. The name of the set I used is called Set Sail and the sentiment is from Teenie Tiny Wishes.

This next card also features a sail boat from a retired stamp set, but for the life of me I cannot remember what it's called. Anyone know? ETA: Thanks Karren for refreshing my memory! The name of this set is Ships Ahoy.
This sunset background was even quicker and easier to create. I used my Stampin' Pastels and easily blended several shades together. I also used the Vintage Label set (available during SAB) along with the Wide & Large Oval Punches to create the happy birthday label.

Thanks for sailing on in today. Have a nice weekend!

1 comment:

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards! TFS. I think the second card is using the set Ships Ahoy. Cheers Karren, NZ.