I don’t have any problems saying “no,” but I’ve simply not found it in my heart to ever say “no” to Louise Sharp, my adorable friend from Australia. When Louise asked me to design and film a card class for her annual Stamping by the Sea Retreat, I agreed and never looked back. Here’s a look at the lovely group who were able to enjoy Louise’s wonderful weekend retreat:
The retreat featured a Fiesta theme, but Louise asked me to make projects with the Come Sail Away Suite. Today I’m sharing one of the projects I shared with them – you can bet you’ll see the other projects soon. ♥
Remember when you first started stamping? The sample you were recreating probably had three snowflakes or three little flowers, but you loved stamping so much that you stamped seventy eight snowflakes to cover all that uncomfortable white space. Remember that? You’ve certainly grown in your style since then, but sometimes we just want to stamp. That’s why I created this fun card with the Sailing Home stamp set:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Sailing Home Bundle. The Sailing Home Bundle (complete with a lighthouse, boats, anchors and nautical ropes) is the star of the Come Sail Suite of Products. Featured on the front of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, the Sailing Home Bundle is one of the first must-haves from the new book. Here’s a look at the Sailing Home Bundle:My card features only two images from the stamp set – the compass and the coordinating sentiment “You are my true north.” I love both.
- Overstamping. To create a fun texture on this card, I stamped the compass over and over and over to achieve an abstract pile of compasses. I inked up the stamp once and stamped it down three times across the band to yield a variety of blues. Here’s a closer look:It’s kind of a mess – but there’s beauty in that mess. I’ve coined this technique a “overstamping,” but it might have other names. It’s something I pull out every once in while – and it’s a great way to get a week’s “stamping fix” in just a matter of minutes. Here are three samples of this overstamping technique from the past (you can click on these projects to see the original post for each):
- Color Combination. Do you ever wonder how I pick the colors for my cards? My original design for this card featured Navy Blue and Sahara Sand, following the colors in the Come Sail Away Suite. When I checked in with Louise before gluing it all down, she informed me that she had LOTS of Blueberry Bushel and Crumb Cake cardstock. And that’s the story of how this sweet card was born. If you like this combination of Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Blueberry Bushel, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Sailing Home Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Blueberry Bushel Accessories: 1-1/2″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
How fun is that?! What images are you going to “overstamp” with?
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