Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Open Sea Birthday - FMS124

Happy Hump Day!!!   

Playing along with one of my Favorite Sketch Challenge Blogs -- Freshly Made Sketches.   When I saw the sketch I was going to do something with flowers and/or Spring themed, but than spied my World Map Background Stamp and the light bulb went on.    I love the technique that the Stampin Up! Annual Catalog demonstrates on page 23; gently dragging the ink pad over cardstock to create a multi-colored background.   

I hope you enjoy my Project! 

 Close-up of the Ship from The Open Sea stamp set.  Hand-cut, and water-colored.
Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  World Map, The Open Sea, Four You
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla
Ink:  So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Espresso Bakers Twine, Natural Designer Buttons, Snips, Dimensionals, Aqua Painters


  1. I really like the background. I'll have to try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Michelle, this is AMAZING!!!! The whole make-up of this card is just rilliant. I love the map stamp but moreover how you have processed the colours and also kept it as three panels. The ship is great and I love the use of the string and button too. Perfect!!! Laura xx

  3. Beautifully crafted! This is a wonderful idea.

  4. This is such a fabulous design! I love how you've given the map color and this was a wonderful way to use the sketch. Really great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!