After yesterday’s notebook project I promised you a masculine card for today’s Stampin’ Up! 2019/2020 Annual Catalogue sneak peek. It wasn’t hard to find the perfect suite to use. For today’s project I used the Sailing Home Stamp Set, Smooth Sailing Dies and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP).
I began by chosing two pieces from the Come Sail Away 12″ x 12″ DSP for my background. This DSP pack is full of great patterns that are perfect for masculine cards. The colours used in the pack are Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Soft Suede and Whisper White.
First I cut a piece of the compass design and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach it to a card base made with Night of Navy Card.
Then using my retiring Big Shot I cut some of the striped DSP using the #4 square die from the Stitched Shapes (counting from the smallest up). This piece was also added to the card base with liquid glue.
A LITTLE NAVY STAMPING
Next came one of the 5 sentiments from the Sailing Home Stamp Set. I stamped it onto Whisper White Card using Night of Navy Ink. Then I cut it out using the Big Shot and retiring Magnetic Platform with the #2 square die from the Stitched Shapes. With that done I layered the sentiment onto the DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Now I needed my yacht image. I chose the larger one of the two in the Sailing Home Stamp Set. First, using Night of Navy ink, I stamped it once in the bottom right corner on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
Next I stamped the yacht in the bottom right corner on a layer of Whisper White Card. Then using liquid glue I fixed this piece inside the card base.
Finally I stamped the yacht on a scrap of Whisper White Card.
SMOOTH SAILING DIES
Now I needed the Smooth Sailing Dies which coordinate with many of the images in the Sailing Home Stamp Set. There’s also some other shapes too and that’s where I started.
I used the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform to cut a ‘ship’s wheel’ from Soft Suede Card. Then I added that to the front of my card with liquid glue.
That just left the last yacht image which I cut out using the coordinating die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. Once I’d fixed the yacht to the front of my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals my masculine project was complete.
The new dies from Stampin’ Up! are amazing. There’s now a small lip in the inside of each die that you put right up against the edge of your stamped image. Then when you cut it out you end up with a small, even border around the edge. No more guessing or uneven borders.
What’s even better, is with the yacht image, there’s a line of little holes corresponding to the line of the long rope on the right side of the image. When lining up your die, make sure that the ‘rope’ is visible in the middle of those holes. Then when you cut, that part of the image will be perfectly placed. I just love it!
You’ll definitely be seeing more of the Smooth Sailing Dies and the rest of the Come Sail Away Suite. But in case you missed the gift tag I created you’ll find it in my earlier blog post It’s Your Day.
Well that’s all for today. I hope you’ll join me again tomorrow when I’ll have another sneak peek, and a great gift idea.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Sailing Home Stamp Set and coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies using the ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links to both options below in case you want to look at this further.Product List