Saturday, 29 August 2015

The Open Sea

I've been anxiously awaiting my LBB (Little Brown Box), hoping that it arrived before the weekend - It did!  

When I saw Narelles sketch for FMS201 and saw the the rectangle background with the circle on top..... perfect for a porthole window to accent the nautical theme of "The Open Sea", and StampInkPaper's Tic-Tac-Toe SIP Challenge 11 was also a winner for a Masculine card, I have gone Birthday/Masculine/Blue


Moonlight DSP had a beautiful design for the feel of the ocean, I have stamped the ledger background in Pool Party and the ship in Soft Sky.  The porthole window has been cut using Framelits, then I punched 8 little holes using a  1/8" circle punch and then popped little brads in the holes - some of the brads still wanted to move so I used Dimensionals to hold them in place and mount over the top of the stamped Ship image (I cut this the same size as the outside of the porthole).

I can see that The Open Sea will be one of my favourite Masculine stamp sets, it has a lovely historic nautical theme with a variety of stamps to be able to change things up.

Thanks for visiting today,


  1. Love your card and the design, Thank you for sharing.

  2. What a perfect masculine card! I think your port hole is just perfect for this layout! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our tic-tac-toe challenge!

  3. This is such a fabulous masculine card! I love how you've used this stamp set (still my favourite masculine set by far) and the colours you've used are just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  4. Great card! I love your porthole design! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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