Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nautical Sail Away

I really loved the single stamp "Sail Away" when I first got it, but now that I added "Nautical Expedition" Designer Paper with it, I love it even more.  This paper, which is perfect for any of your masculine cards, would also work great for travel scrapbooks and so much more.

Whisper White cardstock created the card base, and a layer of Night of Navy followed by a Top Note Die cut piece from the Nautical Expedition DSP created the background for the stamped image.  Using Early Espresso ink I stamped the sail boat on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Now I know I used Whisper White for the card base, and I usually would of used Whisper White for the stamped image also, but I thought it looked softer with Very Vanilla.  I added some Baker's Twine behind the image before I placed it on the layers.  When I added my Word Window punched sentiment, I cut a little from the bottom to make a straight edge. 

I don't know how others are adhering their Bakers Twine, but when I use it I tape the end to the back of my layer with scotch tape and then just wind it around until I get the design I want, and then just use another piece of scotch tape on the final end.  It stays in place and you get no adhesive marks on the front of your project. 

The following were used for today's card:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730, Night of Navy #100867, Very Vanilla #101650
Designer Series Paper:  Nautical Expedition #122343 (Summer Mini)
Stamp Set:  Sail Away #123013 (Summer Mini), Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Ink:  Early Espresso #119670
Punches:  Word Window #119857, Small Corner #119871
Embellishment:  Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine #123124 (Summer Mini)
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430, Big Shot #113439, Top Note bigz Die #113463

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