Open Sea SSC #213










Last night I made a card for my father-in-laws 79th birthday.  My father-in-law was an avid historian of Lewis and Clark, and collected many books on the topic until he moved to a retirement home and donated his collection to a university.  I am entering this card in the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge,  The original card had the design down lower but the second card come out a little better.  Tonight we are have a dinner with the whole family to celebrate his birthday.


The Open Sea












I made the card with The Open Sea globe stamp, and Nautical Expedition DSP.  As you can tell I burned the edges of the paper to give the card a weathered and aged look.  First I used the spiral border punch (must be retired) and then I burned the edges of the DSP.  My family did wonder last night why it smelled like something was burning if I was making cards.  However, I put a wet paper towel on the counter to avoid any disasters.  I cut the globe circle using the Coluzzle.  I cut out just the image of the globe and put it over on top so that I could just sponge the edge of the globe.  I sponged Old Olive Ink on the land and Marina Mist on the water of the globe.  I also cut out the image of the land and placed it on top when I was sponging Marina Mist on the water.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Word Play “Image the Possibilities”.  Since it is a birthday I stamped Big Wish inside the card. I popped the images up with dimensions and used Early Espresso, Marina Mist, and Very Vanilla cardstock.  The card is finished with linen thread, which I am lucky I still have since my kids thought it made great string for their homemade bows and arrows.

Thanks for letting me share.