Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home True North for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog to see the great projects they are sharing with you.  My card features many products in the Come Sail Away Suite which include the Sailing Home Stamp Set and coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies, Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack and the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  We are all working with a color challenge this week – here’s my card:

And here are the colors we are using:

My design was inspired by the challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch #335

I’m also playing along in the As You See It Challenge #207

To begin, trim a 4″ x 6″ card from the Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack down to 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use Night of Navy ink and the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment from the Sailing Home stamp set in the bottom right corner of the card.  Then adhere the card to the front of a Night of Navy card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use Paper Snips to fussy-cut the rope image from a panel of Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  Adhere to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Use the largest die from the Layering Circles Dies to cut the compass image from a panel of Come Sail Away DSP.  Flip the die over and use a pencil to trace around the outside edge of the die on a panel of wood grain paper from the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Use Paper Snips to cut out the circle mat.  Use Liquid Glue to adhere the compass image to the wood grain mat.

Use the Smooth Sailing Dies to cut the compass needle.  The wider bottom piece is cut from a scrap of Soft Suede card stock.  The smaller detailed piece is cut from a scrap of Night of Navy card stock.  Adhere the pieces together with a few dabs of Liquid Glue.  Use the Piercing Tip in the Take Your Pick tool to make a hole through the center of the compass needle and the compass layer.  Insert a small silver brad through the compass needle, a metal ships wheel from the Sail Away Trinkets and the compass piece to secure the layers.  Adhere the completed piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tie a knot in a length of twine from the Nature’s Twine collection and use a Glue Dot to adhere to the card front alongside a metal anchor from the Sail Away Trinkets.  The inside panel of Whisper White card stock has the same fussy-cut rope design accent to coordinate with the front of the card.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

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  1. Amy Koenders 
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Eva Dobilas


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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panel scored at 4-1/4″ for card base, scrap for compass needle die cut
  • Soft Suede CS – scrap for compass needle die cut
  • Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5-1/2″ panel for inside
  • Come Sail Away Card Pack – large card trimmed to 4″ x 5-1/2″ for card front
  • Sail Away DSP – panel for die cut Compass image, strip for fussy-cut Rope image

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project: 

Paper Snips




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12 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home True North for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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  3. Fantastic fussy cutting Sue! Love the layers, perfect way to use those colors! 🙂

  4. Great card. You are hereby named the “Fussy Cutting Queen”. Beautifully done!

  5. Super cute! And – as always! – perfectly perfect fussy cutting and it adds the perfect final touch! 🙂

  6. Eva Dobilas says:

    What an amazing card this is! I love that compass and lots of fussy cutting, too! It’s just perfect!

  7. kristigraystamping says:

    What a fun card Sue. You must LOVE fussy cutting, it is fantastic, What a nice touch!

  8. I love the different components using the designer series paper! And that twine is perfect with that anchor embellishment! Great card.

  9. janclothier says:

    Your card really shows off different ways to use DSP, with the way you’ve used dies and fussy cutting to take elements from paper to layer up the design. It’s such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at As You See It this week, Sue.

  10. hcooper52 says:

    I know everyone has already mentioned it, Sue, but you’ve really outdone yourself with the fussy cutting this week! I really love the many ways you’ve put that great DSP to work and also the way you’ve used the sketch in landscape rather than portrait orientation.Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges.

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