Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop: The Open Seas Edition

Welcome to another edition of The Stamp Review Crew.  Today we are featuring what has become my go-to stamp for masculine cards: The Open Seas.  I loved this set when it was first in the seasonal catalog a few years back and was so happy that they continued it into the big catalog.

Today, I am just featuring one card that I made with this set.  And it is nothing too out-of-the-box either.  I wanted to have more to show you but this week did not go as planned:

Colors: Soft Suede & Ivory.  Stamps: The Open Sea, Label Love, World Map, & Perfect Pennants.  Big Shot: Circle Card Thinlits Die,  Circle Framelits.  Punch: Artisan Label and 2-1/2 Circle.  Accessories : Naturals Ivory Card Stock, Gold Baker's Twine.
Just a couple things to point out about this card. I just used the Circle Thinlits Die that way it was intended to be used.  To stamp the backgrounds, I cut a piece of copy paper with the die and used just the flip-flop circle part as a mask. I added a birthday greeting because this card is for my birthday class coming up this weekend.  And I thought that stripped pennant shape added just the right accent.

And the knot.  I don't know if you can tell, but I used the twine to tie a Josephine Knot out of the twine to give it a more nautical look.  There are lots of tutorials on how to tie one of these knots online.  (I will say that for someone who is just at titch dyslexic, it was a bit of a challenge to figure out all the over unders, etc. but I got it down so anyone can.) 

Now you can proceed through the rest of the hop and enjoy all the rest of the fabulous ideas that The Stamp Review Crew has to offer with this set.  You can use the buttons below to navigate forward or backward, or check out the list of all blog hop participants below.  Don't forget to leave a little blog love (comment) and subscribe to my blog or Facebook page to catch all my posts here.

  1. Heidi Baks
  2. Cindy Beach
  3. Tanya Boser
  4. Mike Funke
  5. Shana Gaff
  6. Holly Krautkremer
  7. Yapha Mason
  8. Mary Rindal 
  9. Dawn Tidd
  10. Lisa Young
  11. Kerry Willard Bray
  12. Paula Wright
  13. Rita Wright
  14. Jill Coleman
  15. Betty Traciak


Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

That is so pretty love how you used the Baker's Twine too!

Dawn Tidd said...

I love this! The banner and knot were the perfect touches!

Kerry Willard Bray said...

Beautiful, Paula! Love that you created the back=ground for the card with the two different stamps.

Heidi Baks said...

I'm sorry for your week, Paula. I kinda got the jist of what happened, very, very sorry!

I love this simple card... simple in layers, that is. Perfect masculine card... and perfect knot!

Yapha said...

Fantastic card! It is perfect for this set. I love how you tied the twine, too!

Jill Coleman said...

Love this card Paula. Love the neutral colors and the twine knot. Clean and simple and beautiful!

Mike said...

Great card Paula. Love the monochromatic feel. I need to use those card bases more. I have yet to be creative enough!

Lisa Young said...

I noticed that knot right away and was very impressed! Not sure I could tie one. Your card is a perfect way to showcase the stamp set. Love it!

Betty said...

Elegant and classic... great for a card class! I agree the striped pennant really sets this off!

Wendie Waldman said...

What a beautiful card. Love the twine knot too!

Tanya Boser said...

Ooo, love the knot! And the 2 background stamps used together this way are stunning. I may have to go CASE this card right now :)

Jessica said...

Nice card, love the knot.
TFS Jess