Friday, August 12, 2011

Sail Away

Another beautiful day here on the Westcoast ... sunny, warm and breezy.  My friend Patt was on a sewing course in my neighborhood, so she stopped by afterwards and we had lunch and a nice visit.  We worked together for many years and had our coffee and lunch breaks together.  I miss seeing her everyday!!
The plan was to paint my front stairs after she left, but I decided to participate in today's "Free For All" Challenge as SCS instead ... is wasn't a very hard decision! :)

Today it's "Frame it Up" and so I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities to make a frame for my sail boat.  I just got this stamp yesterday from SU! and couldn't wait to use it!!  I decided to give the sail boat some depth by layering the sails (paper tole).   Hope you like.

"Sail Away"
Stamps:  Sail Away (SU!)
Paper:  Perfect Plum, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Craft Black
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Nestabilities Classic Rectangles (Spellbinders), clear embossing powder, sponges, post-it note for masking, Early Espresso baker's twine, glue dots and sticky strips

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I stamped the image onto Whisper White cardstock and then heat embossed in clear.  I did two extra stampings and embossed them (to be cut out later for the sails).

I sponged Marina Mist ink at the bottom and top of the main image.  I added a post-it note to mask above the horizon line and sponged Perfect Plum ink just below the mask.  I removed the mask and replaced it, this time covering below the horizon line and then sponged Perfect Plum ink above the mask.
I cut out the two extra sets of sails and layered on top of the main image (so three layers in all).  I rolled up glue dots with my fingers to create a very small dimensional and used them to attached the sails.  This is called paper tole.

I ran a large piece of Perfect Plum cardstock through my Big Shot with the Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large to create my frame.  I mounted the frame on top of the main image using sticky strips to adhere.
I mounted the framed image onto a card base of Perfect Plum, tied four strands of Early Espresso baker's twine around the bottom and tied a knot in the middle.

1 comment:

Daria said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the pdf file.