Stampin’ Up! Birthday Sailing Home

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends.  How is everyone doing today?  We’re halfway through the week already.  I’m not sure where all these weeks are going, but they are just flying by.

For today’s card, I’m using one of last years sets which is one of my favorites and has carried over.  Here’s my card.

My colors were inspired from Inspire. Create. Color Challenge #070.  Here are their colors.  I love these colors together, but it did take a bit for me to figure out what to do.

I played along with The Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #493.  Here is their board.  I went diagonally from the bottom left to the top right, but also added embossed layers.

My sketch is from Try Stamping On Tuesday Challenge #459.  Here is their sketch.

I started by embossing a Rich Razzleberry card front using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the card front to a Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I embossed a Coastal Cabana panel using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and gently tore the bottom edge.  I adhered the panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue only on the top and 2 sides.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the lighthouse image from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink on the side of the panel.  I masked the lighthouse by stamping the image on a Post-It note and cutting it out using my Paper Snips.  I placed the Post-It on top of the stamped lighthouse image and stamped the water image from the Stampin’ Up! High Tide Photopolymer Stamp Set in Coastal Cabana Ink, some full strength and some stamped off.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the small sailboat image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Rich Razzleberry Ink and cut it out using the Smooth Sailing Dies.  I colored just the boat part of the image in using my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the bird image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on the top of the panel then adhered the sailboat using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the artwork to a Night of Navy mat using Snail and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On another scrap of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the Smooth Sailing Dies and adhered it just under the torn layer using Glue Dots.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the lighthouse image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on the bottom of the panel, stamping off once.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Rich Razzleberry mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the lighthouse image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on the envelope front. I stamped the larger sailboat image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Rich Razzleberry Ink on the envelope flap twice and the smaller sailboat image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of the other 2.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock 4″ X 2 3/4″ (card front panel)
  • Rich Razzleberry Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner mat)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 3 1/2″ X 3 1/4″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/8″ X 3 1/8″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)


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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Birthday Sailing Home

  1. Nicely done, Karen! You make the colors look like they are SUPPOSED to go together! I especially like your embossing to give more texture to your cards. Thank you for joining us and sharing your creativity at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!!! -Donna


  2. Great masculine card, Karen! You’ve created a wonderful scene with the water lapping up by the lighthouse and handsome boat sailing on the pretty Coastal Canbana water. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Players this week!

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  3. A wonderful masculine card, Karen! I LOVE the stamped envelope and card interior. The embossed background adds the perfect amount of texture. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players!

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