Thursday, June 6, 2019

Come Sail Away Suite

As demonstrators, before new catalogues goes live to customers, we get to pre-order some of the new products to create with and plan events around... I bought the complete Come Sail Away Suite of products with good intentions of getting creative. I did make some quick and easy cards featuring the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack but that was it! All I needed was this card pack and a pack of Memories & More Cards & Envelopes...some adhesive and they were made! Easy peasy!!

However, as I got to create a beautiful card with this suite at Narelle Farrugia's class in Torquay recently, and I needed to make one for my Cards & Coffee event this coming Saturday I decided to get to work! Firstly, I browsed the web for ideas and inspiration and of course I had to 'pin' some that I liked to my Pinterest Board created specifically for the NEW 2019-2020 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue, I then decided upon a design.

I had seen it on many demonstrators sites and believe it was one of the 'make & takes' that you get to create, if you do that and not chat and socialise like I usually do, at the recent OnStage events around the globe. As I am often limited for time and new ideas I find CASEing (Copy And Share Everything) projects that I like, whether completely or with a few minor changes, and of course acknowledging my source, is what I usually do to make my projects and events happen. As this was a make & take I can not acknowledge anyone in particular and I am sure you will see many cards similar to this if you too do a search.

Here is my card, made with one of the large Memories & More card bases and envelopes, and using the gorgeous products in this Come Sail Away Suite.

I think the card at OnStage might have been a different dimension to mine and it looks like they used watercolour paper, where I used Shimmery White, and I also added in some stamped birds to the top of my sky. Other than that I think it was CASEd as they made it.

I used my Aqua Painter and some Balmy Blue ink to waterwash the background onto the Shimmery White cardstock (like this for watercolouring as well as the actual watercolour paper). Once it was dry I stamped the compass with Soft Suede ink onto the Shimmery White, I stamped the birds last after placing all my elements.

My background panel was 6" x 4" of one of the sheets from Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (do you know that I LOVE using DSP for my projects) and if you want to take the last spot in my paper share check the details out (click here) and message me.

The panel of DSP below the Shimmery White was another piece of the same pack and was cut at 5 1/4" x 3 1/4" and slightly offset. The Shimmery White was 5" x 3" and all these layers were simply adhered on top of each other with Tombow Liquid Glue.

The lighthouse was stamped in Night of Navy ink and die cut using the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies and the wheel was die cut in Soft Suede cardstock.

I inked the greeting with Night of Navy onto Balmy Blue cardstock and die cut it with the stitched label die in the set and I also die cut a rope piece using a die and again Soft Suede cardstock. The rope was adhered with liquid glue straight onto the Shimmery White panel and the other elements were adhered with some Stampin' Dimensionals to give some added dimension and depth.

I tied a piece of the coordinating Baker's Twine through the cute little anchor embelishment that comes in the Sail Away Trinkets (and it also has little metal boat steering wheels) and adhered that on to my greeting panel with some Sticky Dots. Then I stamped on my three little birds in Night of Navy.

Of course you can't send a beautiful card in a plain envelope so I stamped a lighthouse onto the envelope front. If you want to make this card, plus, four from the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit at my place (Park Beach, Tasmania) this Saturday, 2 pm to 4 pm,. then message me as I have two spots left (or atleast at the time I prepared this blog post!).

This was such a fun card to put together that I am looking forward to creating more beautiful projects with this gorgeous masculine suite (or for the female sailors out there too!).

All items used in this project can be bought through my Online Store by clicking on the individual images below and don't forget to add this month's Host Code to your order to receive a hand made card from me and gift in early July.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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