Today is my younger son's birthday. He is also a new dad. He and my sweet daughter-in-love had our first grandchild last week, a baby girl. She is just beautiful (I know, I am very biased) and I love her so much. I digress. I used the Sunday Stamps Challenge #34 and the Latenight Stamper's Challenge #209 - Feeling Blue.
Naturals Ivory card stock was used as the base. I then added another layer of the same card stock that had been run through the Big Shot with the Stripes embossing folder. The log page from The Open Sea stamp set was stamped on Naturals Ivory card stock, sponged around the edges with Island Indigo ink and matted with Baja Breeze and Island Indigo card stocks. I wrapped Island Indigo Baker's Twine around one corner and added four silver brads. To get them lined up evenly, I used the Stampin' Pierce Mat, the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and the Piercing Tool. This layer was then added to the card The sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped on Naturals Ivory card stock with Island Indigo ink, punched out with the Word Window Punch, sponged around the edges with Island Indigo ink and matted with Baja Breeze card stock that was punched out with the Modern Label Punch. Island Indigo Baker's Twine was wrapped around this also. I added another silver brad and attached this to the card with Glue Dots and a dimensional. The map image from The Open Sea stamp set was stamped on a piece of Naturals Ivory card stock that was cut out with the retired Circle Scissor Plus. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to be sure I got it stamped right on the circle. The edges were sponged with Island Indigo ink. Using the Circle Scissor Plus again, I cut out a little bigger circle from Baja Breeze card stock and used it to mat the image. I then punched out another circle from Island Indigo card stock as the final mat. Two silver brads were added to the north and south poles and the image attached using dimensionals. That's a lot of blue for someone who is seeing a pink and more pink lately. I hope he enjoys his birthday card. Thanks for coming by. I always appreciate your comments about my projects.
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Sets: The Open Sea (w-#123030/c-#123032); Teeny Tiny Wishes (w-#115370/c-#127802)
Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad (#122937)
Card Stock: Naturals Ivory (#101849); Baja Breeze (#111352); Island Indigo (#122923)
Tools: Bog Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Word Window Punch (#119857); Modern Label Punch (#119849); Sponge Daubers (#102892); 2-1/2" Circle Punch (#120906); Stampin' Pierce Mat (#126199); Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (#126187); Paper-Piercing Tool (#126189); Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049); Stripes Embossing Folder (#123128); Circle Scissor Plus (retired); Glass Mat (retired)
The Finishing Touches: 1/8" Mini Brads (#122941); Island Indigo Baker's Twine (#125575); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Glue Dots (#103683)