I think the Sailing Home Stamp Set, Smooth Sailing Dies and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP) must go down as the best bundle ever for easy masculine cards! One day when I don’t have much to do 🤣🤣🤣I’ll go back and count how many masculine cards I’ve made using this set. Every card I’ve made has been a real pleasure and I’ve been pleased with the results!
As you know, I’m trying to use the DSP I have that I know will be retiring on 2nd June 2020. With the amount of DSP one card typically uses – today it’s a piece that measures 2 7/8″ x 4½” – it’ll take a month of Sundays to use all my stash. At least I’ve made a valiant attempt and now have a great selection of masculine cards ready for when I need them.
To make today ‘s card I started with a regular card base using Night of Navy Cardstock (CS). The sizes of the layers I used are as follows for A4 CS users and in brackets for users of 11″ x 8 1/2″ CS:- Whisper White 2 pieces 3 1/8″ x 4 3/4″ (3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″); Balmy Blue CS 2 pieces 3″ x 4 5/8″ (3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″); DSP 2 7/8″ x 4 1/2″ (3″ x 4 1/4″). Can somebody in Canada let me know what size cardstock you use, please?
You also need a piece of Balmy Blue CS 1″ x 3″ (1″ x 3 1/8″). I embossed my strip using the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder and then I took two strips – about 6″ – 8″ long – of the Night Of Navy Country Club Twine which comes in a combo pack with Poppy Parade, Basic Black and Poppy Parade. I folded each strip in half and threaded one loop through the loop on the second piece to create a reef knot.
I wrapped this around my embossed strip and adhered the ends at the back, making sure I positioned the reef knot to the right-hand side of the strip. Using Tombow, I adhered the DSP to the Balmy Blue CS, and then adhered this to the Whisper White CS and then onto the card base. Next, I stamped one small yacht and one larger yacht form the stamp set and die cut them with the appropriate dies.
Using the Stitched Nested Dies I die-cut one label for the front of the card using the no. 5 die and another label using the no. 4 die for the inside of the card. Finally, I stamped the BIRTHDAY WISHES sentiment, which is from the Varied Vases, on to a piece of scrap Whisper White CS using Night of Navy Ink and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. To assemble the elements onto my card, I positioned the embossed Balmy Blue strip in the centre of the Whisper White CS label allowing room for the lower point of the label to be a quarter of an inch away from the bottom edge of the DSP. I adhered the strip in place using Dimensionals because the Twine was so thick, then I used more Dimensionals for the centre of the label, again because of the thickness of the twine. I used double Dimensionals for the top and bottom points!
I hope the last paragraph makes sense! Although I had used two levels of Dimensionals for the embossed strip and the Whisper White CS label, I decided to use a third level to adhere the larger yacht to the label. To make sure the reef knot didn’t turn I added a Glue Dot underneath it. I used more Dimensionals for the sentiment and the final touch for the front of the card was to add a ship’s wheel trinket in the bottom right-hand corner.
To decorate the inside of the card I added a layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer of Balmy Blue CS. I glued the smaller die-cut yacht to the smaller die-cut Whisper White CS Label and adhered it on the left-hand side in the centre of the page. It’s not often I decorate that side but it does make a nice change! A very pleasing card! That’s it from me today. Please take care and stay well! I look forward to being with you again tomorrow. Happy crafting.
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