3D Boat Collage–Using Chocolate Baroque Seashell Collage Stamps

Boat Project

I made this fun project as a birthday ‘card’ for a male friend of mine. I love the poem and this set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

Materials Used

  • Template from Dreamies CD – Something to Treasure.
  • A4 Kraft card – 4 sheets to make the boat.
  • White stamping card, scrap papers and old dictionary (to make Tide book).
  • Piece of string made into a rope, 3 pearls, bit of old chain, old vegetable net bag.
  • Small rectangular dies and tag die (Heartfelt Creations – Cut, Mat, Create and Luggage sets), Seaweed die (Create and Craft Couture – Sea Siren set) coloured with alcohol marker (Spectrum Noir JG6). These could be substituted with similar dies or punches.
  • Distress inks (Ranger) – Vintage Photo, Old Paper, Tattered Rose, Mustard Seed, Pumice Stone, Broken China and Stormy Sea.
  • Archival Dye based ink – dark brown – for stamping the images.
  • Fine red and brown marker pens, glitter markers in various colours (Marvy Twinklette),
  • Glass mat (or preferred stamping surface), Ink blending mat (SplodgeAway), sponges and water pen for colouring.
  • Woodgrain clear stamp (My Minds Eye) – but could use patterned card printed from the CD instead (to make the boat).
  • Seashell Collage Stamps – Chocolate Baroque

Seashell Collage

I keep sketch books to catalogue my stamp collection. This is the page showing the stamps in this set.

Creating the project

Boat template

  1. Created the boat from Kraft card following instructions provided on the template CD – before piecing and gluing I stamped the woodgrain texture using Vintage Photo Distress ink. I added an extra bench seat to enable attachment of embellishments.
  2. Made a little Tide booklet from scrap paper and old dictionary pages. Also used some scrunched kraft card to create a small area of sand to display shells and embellishments.
  3. Stamped all the images onto white stamping card and cut out. Dies were used to cut out the sentiment and create the tag.
  4. Images were then coloured with distress inks using an ink blending mat and a water brush or sponge. Subtle sparkling highlights were added to the shells using glitter pens. Added faux stitching with pen around the poem and tag to give a frame.
  5. Put it all together using foam pads and 3D glue gel. The tag was left hanging so that it is possible to add a message to the recipient on the reverse.

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