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Saturday, March 2, 2013

CASE study: The open sea


Recently, I was stamping with some of the Bakers on a Friday night, with great intentions to CASE this gorgeous design from Sleepy in Seattle. I was rushed at the end of my busy week and quickly packed up paper, brads, twine and cardstock. When I arrived at Bakery Central, I was frustrated to realize that I had forgotten both ink and the stamp set. Argh! 

What to do? Time to get creative. I started off with a layout very similar to the original, but subbed in some of the DSP instead of a stamped layer and big brads (clearance rack!) instead of eyelets. 

I left room to add the beautiful ship and a greeting at home. 



Next, I experimented with the images on the DSP. The second layout shares basic design elements from the first, but swaps how the diagonal image is layered. I kept the big brad and the punched border, but the only stamping is on the sentiment.


Last up, a combined image-and-stamped layer without a brad.

Voila! Three versions of the dreaded man-card! And I gained a new go-to layout, hurray!

Ingredients:
Stamp sets:

  • The Open Sea
  • Vintage Labels
  • Happiest Birthday Wishes
  • Well Scripted

Ink:

  • Early Espresso
  • Night of Navy

Paper and card:

  • Nautical Expedition DSP
  • Sahara Sand
  • Very Vanilla
  • Night of Navy

Embellishments and accessories:

  • 5/8" Brads, neutrals
  • Baker's twine
  • Scallop Trim border punch
  • Dimensionals



2 comments:

seralewis said...

I just found another gorgeous card that uses The Open Sea ... take a peek at http://bon2stamp.blogspot.com/2013/03/around-world.html

Bonnie said...

Even though they didn't turn out quite the way you wanted, they are both fantastic!

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