Monday, August 22, 2011

I got on the Bandwagon

Yes, yes....I know....I am such a groupie!!!!

I guess I should explain what the heck I am rambling about...shouldn't I??? Do you know when you 'um and ahhhhhh' about whether you should get a stamp or not, then somehow, but way of other talented folk out there showing you the stamp's potential, you end up getting it? Well this is what happened to me and "Sail Away". It is a single stamp and PERFECT for male cards.

These are my first 2 cards with this stamp......

I wanted an old world, vintage feel to them. It is also amazing what you find when you flip a piece of DP over. The paper I used on these cards was on the flip side of the paper I used here. So fitting for a nautically themed card. Here are the cards close up.......

I aged and distressed both these cards the same way. I used the cutter kit to distress all edges on the card and I then kind of fashioned my own labels for the sentiments. I stamped them on a Word Window punch towards one end and the re-punched it to make it smaller. The brown labels are done via the same method but with the Modern Label Punch. Close ups here.....

These have gone into my stash for those male birthdays that seem to come out of nowhere!!! Thanks for popping by and I hope you get the chance to be creative soon.

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, River Rock,  Kaisercraft "Timeless Collection" ~ P657 - World map...flip side is the clocks!!)
Ink: (SU) Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Stamps: (SU) Sail Away, Vintage Labels
Punches: (SU) Word Window, Modern Label
Other bits: SU Jumbo Antique Brass Eyelets, Making Memories Mini Pewter Brads, SU Cutter Kit

Lynda xx


Cheryl said...

WOW FABULOUS,the DP is perfect with this image!!! Well, I shouldn't blog hop,because without fail I always find something I have to!! Enjoy your day!!

Kerry (Kez) said...

So glad you finally succumbed! This is a great stamp and your cards are fab - just perfect to have on hand for those pesky birthdays that pop up out of nowhere! LOL

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Just had to stop by to see this ... even though I have no time for blog hopping at the moment! These are fabulous, hunny! Definitely got the "old worlde" look that you wanted! And ... I have decided that I need to wait to see what people are doing BEFORE buying new stamps from the new catty ... cos I always pick the wrong ones! Like you ... have just got this fabbo stamp cos I didn't see the potential to start with! Thanks for your sweet RAK that appeared in my mailbox today!!! Hugs xxaxx

Patrice said...

Have to laugh, I too take forever to jump on the bandwagon. When I do it's a real light bulb moment and I realise I have finally purchased my 'favourite' set of all time. Everyone else knew it a year ago of course lol.

Great cards, perhaps I need to jump on this bandwagon next.


Jenny Hayward said...

Sail Away is a great addition to your collection Lynda. You can't go wrong. I'm just sorry it hasn't made it to the New Catalogue. This is a great male card. Well done.

Love Jenny xx