Pirate Ship Birthday

It’s time for another DOstamperSTAR challenge! It’s a sketch today which is one of my favorite themes! I just unboxed my latest order and had to pull out the On the Ocean stamp set for this one. I did have to puzzle on it a bit to fit the images into the sketch, but I was happy with the results!

So, as you can see, to make the ship image fit, the sketch is rotated to a portrait orientation. I love the old sailing ship! This is the image that caught my attention on this set. I have yet to open the package of dies that coordinate with this stamp set. I’m savoring the anticipation, lol. I guess we could have worse addictions, right?

Paper Dimensions:

  • Soft Suede Base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Layering Vellum 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Distressed Gold Strips 3 pieces 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla 3/8″ x 1 1/4″

After stamping the ship in Soft Suede ink the edges were distressed with a distressing tool (the edge of a scissor will work too) then a blending brush was used to add Crumb Cake ink on the edges and corners. The ship is popped up with dimensionals.

The birthday greeting also has some Crumb Cake ink added to the edges. It might have looked nice with distressed edges too, but it was such a small piece that I wasn’t up to fighting with it, lol. The card base was randomly stamped with one of the images from the set with Soft Suede ink. To create variation the images were stamped twice before re-inking.

The inside has another greeting from the set and the ships wheel all stamped with Soft Suede ink.

The five Rustic Metallic Dots were added to balance off the greeting. The short Distressed Gold piece in the middle was because I had to cut a whole piece to get one more strip and this one was so close to making it that I went with it. I’m not sure why but I seem to treat this Distressed Gold paper like REAL gold, lol.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card,



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