Swirly Bird Sailboat Card – Hand Stamped Sentiments 291

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is an inspirational challenge.

So immediately I thought nautical…
However (and to my shock) I don’t have any nautical stamps!

Although this has since been corrected as I bought the Sea of Textures Bundle yesterday 😉

So I decided to create a watercolor background inspired by the colors and look of the image.  My card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.

I took a panel of Watercolor Paper and used an Aqua Painter to make it very wet.  I then used the Aqua Painter to pick up ink which I squeezed over the paper.  The tinted water naturally pooled and then I dried it using a Heat Tool.  I did one color at a time so this created different shades of each color.

I did this using Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, and Pool Party ink.  I ran this through the Big Shot in the Seaside embossing folder and then matted it on Night of Navy cardstock.

I created my sailboat using the Swirly Bird stamp set, which I fussy cut out and adhered using Stampin Dimensionals.  I used Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, and Pool Party ink.  Behind the sailboat I adhered some burlap ribbon and then I stamped the sentiment from the Cake Soiree stamp set in Night of Navy.


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3 thoughts on “Swirly Bird Sailboat Card – Hand Stamped Sentiments 291”

  1. You are so creative!! I would’ve gone to another challenge but you made a beautiful card with what you had! The colors are pretty and I love the burlap. TFS.


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