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Happy Maritime Birthday



This is a Design Team card for Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #397 - which I rotated 90 degrees ; and this week's partner challenge Retro Rubber Challenge Blog which requires that each card have a stamp that is at least one-year old. After all – we want to give these old stamps some love!
   

The sketch's three banner flags in the upper left right away made me think of a nautical theme, and that made me recall the 2011 Stampin' Up! (SU) a truly masculine stamp set called "The Open Sea". For the flags, I pulled out my 2013 SU "Settin' Sail" photopolymer stamp set. The SU "Jar of Love" stamp set is from 2016. So I managed a triple stampin' love on this card!!!

The card base is SU Tranquil Tide cardstock, the mat is SU Mint Macaron, and the main panel is a nautical chart pattern paper from DCWV "Maps, Text & Ledgers" 8" stack.

The ship from the SU "The Open Sea" was stamped with SU Early Espresso ink onto SU Very Vanilla cardstock. It was fussy cut with paper snips and a craft knife. I trimmed the top flag and front bowsprit so that the ship would fit comfortably in the jar. 

The jar was stamped with Stazon Jet Black ink onto a recycled piece of acetate packaging, then fussy cut. The ship was glued to the back side of the acetate using Tombow, then adhesive foam strips were put on the back of the ship to lift it and the jar off the SU Mint Macron panel.

The flags were stamped using SU Tranquil Tide ink onto SU Mint Macaron cardstock, then fussy cut.

The SU "Itty Bitty Greetings" birthday sentiment was also stamped with SU Tranquil Tide, then diecut with an SU "Banners Framelits" die. Since I wanted the sentiment banner to be small enough to fit in the space without covering the word "ocean" on the pattern paper, I used my paper trimmer to cut a very small sliver off both long sides of the stamped banner (and the left edge), then diecut another banner from SU Tranquil Tide cardstock to use as the banner mat.

I am rating its difficulty at a "3" out of "5' only because of so much fussy cutting that was required. I think this will make a great guy birthday card.

Stamps: SU The Open Sea, Itty Bitty Greetings, Jar of Love, Settin' Sail
Paper: SU Tanquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, DCWV Maps Text & Ledgers Stack
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Early Espresso, Tranquil Tide
Accessories: Recycled Acetate, Paper Snips, SU Banners Framelits Dies, Adhesive Foam Strips, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue

Comments

  1. What a fabulous idea, to make a ship in a bottle! SO fun and perfect for a masculine card! The background is perfect too! Love it!

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  2. Good on you for your triple retro effort! I think your masculine nautical theme is great and is well executed. The DSP behind is just super! Thank you for teaming up with us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week - the collaboration has been fun.

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  3. great card , congrats
    thanks for your comment in my blog
    hugs from Chile

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  4. I like that you took the time to stamp on acetate and cut it out as well as the ship, then popping them up. Very nice masculine card and color combo

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  5. This stamp set from SU is one of the most beautiful Nautical sets around, love what you did with it on this fabulous Masculine card, the map on the background is the perfect touch.
    Thank you for playing along with us at RETRO RUBBER.
    XO
    Maria.

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  6. This is a wonderful nautical card, I love that ship in a 'bottle' very creative. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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