Sail Away quick and easy card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Sail Away CAS


Good morning – I love stamping directly onto pretty background papers to produce quick and easy cards – great if you need to put something together in a hurry.

I stamped elements from the Seashell Collage and flying gulls from the Landscape Edges stamp sets using Archival Ink (Coffee) onto one of the pretty background papers from Crafty Individuals (Book 5 – Travels in Italy). The sentiment is from the Steampunk Travel set, and was heat embossed with white powder. I added a few details with a fine liner pen and quickly coloured some areas with brown pencil. I also blended a little pink dye ink around the edges and over the sentiment to make it stand out – the white embossing resists the ink colour.


How to make it:

  1. Trim the paper down slightly (approx. 14.5cm square) and stamp the scene using Archival Coffee Ink. Add some quick colouring to the gulls and wooden posts using brown pencil.
  2. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with the white powder.
  3. Draw in some faux stitching around the sentiment to extend the scene (just add a few wavy lines) using the fine tipped pen.
  4. Blend pink ink in from the corners and over the sentiment to make it stand out more (the white embossing will resist the ink).
  5. Use the marker to outline and frame the edges and glue to the card front.

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