When the majority of us are sheltering at home while COVID-19 makes it’s way around the world, it’s time to dream. I don’t mean literally fall alseep and dream. I mean dream about places you want to go and people you want to see once the restrictions are lifted. Don’t you think this is the perfect time to think about our dreams, even if we can’t put a date on them? I do. So while we can’t physically do things there’s nothing to stop us planning how to make those dreams a reality.
I started this card with the compass pattern from the Come Sail Away 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I love the colour combination and thought it would make a striking background. So having cut the paper I mounted it onto some Balmy Blue Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Sticking with the ‘direction’ idea, I then chose the compass image from the Sailing Home Stamp Set. I inked up the stamp with Soft Suede ink and stamped-off onto some scrap paper. Then without reinking the stamp I stamped the image across the bottom left corner on a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I repeated the process but this time stamping onto a layer of Whisper White Card.
Next I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Whisper White Card. I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base. Then with liquid glue I fixed the stamped Whisper White layer on the inside.
With the basics done I turned to the focal point for my card.
First I used Night of Navy ink to stamp the “Set sail in the direction of your dreams” sentiment onto Whisper White Card. Then using Balmy Blue ink I stamped the large sailboat. To cut out these pieces I used dies from the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies.
Using liquid glue I first attached the sentiment to the DSP background. Then I wrapped some 3/8″ Denim Ribbon around the layers and secured it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive. With that done I fixed the assembled layers to the card base using more liquid glue.
Next came the sailboat, attached to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I thought I would be done at this point but something wasn’t right. So I went back to the Smooth Sailing Dies for another look.
In the end I took the ship’s wheel die and with a little Tear & Tape Adhesive I stuck it to some scrap paper with the cutting side up. Then I gently tapped the Soft Suede ink pad into the surface of the die. Having done that I placed a piece of Crumb Cake Card on top of the die and ran it through my machine. Now when I removed the cut card I had ink pressed into the card making the details more visible.
All I had left to do then was add the wheel to my card with a little liquid glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals and I was finished. Sometimes dreams need a little tweaking.
It’s been a while since I’ve used the Sailing Home Stamp Set so here’s some links to projects I made a while ago:
- Set sail and follow your dreams
- Enjoy smooth sailing with these dies
- It’s your day
- Ahoy there seaside friends
- DSP and thick twine coordination
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included both options below so you can explore this further if you wish.