The Open Sea, Stampin’ Up

This lovely card would also make a great Father’s Day card if you’re looking for something for Dad! It was quite a simple design, but offers a really thoughtful meaning too. You could also use this if you are planning a Pirate themed party and are going to make your own invitations! 

I used Pool Party as my base card, 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, sponging the edges with Early Espresso. Then added a layer of Night of Navy measuring 5 1/4″ by 4″. I stamped my images onto a piece of Whisper White measuring 5″ by 3 3/4″, however, I ripped the edges for a more “aged map” look, so you don’t need to be quite so precise. I essentially stamped in the background in Early Espresso in various spots,and directions, then really laid the Early Espresso on to give the old torn map look.  Stamped two of the globes in Chocolate Chip ink and punched them out with the 2″ Circle Punch, then sponged the edges in Night of Navy. I stamped the sentiment in Black onto a scrap piece of white, and punched it out with the 1 1/4″ Circle punch. What I did differently though, is to trim the circle down to the words to give it the rounded rectangle shape. I also went over the globes and sentiment with a sponge dauber lightly dipped into Chocolate Chip ink, to give it an old feel.


This is such a versatile stamp set, since you can swap out the sentiment for a Birthday, or Thinking of You card.

Even a Retirement card!……Sailing off into the sunset…….ahhhh, or Arrgh!

Hope this gives you a few new ideas.

Happy Stampin’….until next time!


The Open Sea


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# 123032 The Open Sea, clear mount stamp set

# 140748 Going Global clear mount stamp set (for the sentiment)

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 122924 Pool Party  card stock

# 100867 Night of Navy card stock

# 126974 Early Espresso ink pad

# 140931 Archival Black ink pad

# 126979 Chocolate Chip ink pad

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 102845 Blender Pens

# 101610 Stampin Sponges

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 126189 Paper-Piercing Tool

# 103579 Paper snips

# 104430 Dimensionals

# 102300 Bone folder

# 133782 2″ Circle Punch

# 119861 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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