Wplus9 August/September Release: Day 2

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Welcome back to Day 2 of my creations inspired by the Wplus9 Design August/September Release!  On top of that gorgeous, feather set from yesterday, Dawn has also whipped up a fabulous, nautical-themed, stamp set and packed it to the brim with enough images to stamp your way clean through 'til next year.  Here's how I was recently inspired.
I started this card by stamping a piece of Kraft cardstock, in White ink, with the woodgrain background.  I then stamped over it, in Chocolate Chip ink, with the knotted ropes, as well as black-embossed the gulls near the top center.  It was then framed with a piece of our new, Nautical Navy cardstock and navy-threaded, zig-zag, machine stitches.  A length of red, taffeta ribbon was then wrapped, over the center of the stamped rope image, around the prepped piece; tied, in a bow, near the left edge; and embellished with an anchor button, laced with a Baker's Twine bow, before the entire thing was adhered, with foam tape, to the White, cardstock, card face.
The "Happy BIRTHDAY LIL' SKIPPER" title was stamped, in Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, and Riding Hood Red inks respectively, on a White, cardstock, pocket die cut, which I had also machine stitched with a double, white-threaded, straight-stitch frame.
I then adhered it, with foam tape, just to the right of the embellished bow and stuffed it with lots of stamped, in Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, and Jet Black inks, on White, cardstock die cuts, nautical images to complete the look.
Got time for another?
I started this card by stamping a strip of White cardstock, in Coral Calypso ink, with the open x's and little anchor images and framing it with a strip of black, star, patterned paper, as well as an aqua, circles, patterned paper, which I stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "Thanks FOR BEING MY ANCHOR" sentiment.
I then ink distressed the prepped piece's combined edges; framed it with a piece of Lake House cardstock; and machine stitched, with both black-threaded, straight and zig-zag stitches, around its edges and between its lower, paper connection.  A length of hemp twine was then wrapped, three times, around the card face, between the upper, paper connection; tied, in a bow, near the right edge; and embellished with a black, checkered button.
A bit of cheesecloth, as well as an ink-distressed and die-cut, Coral Calypso, cardstock circle, was tucked under the center of the wrapped twine and topped, over the wrapped twine, with a stamped, in Crumb Cake and Pool Party inks, White, cardstock circle and a Black, cardstock, anchor die cut.
There's still so much more to see.  I hope you'll join me for one more day of release projects tomorrow.  Until then, be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Dockside & Dockside Backgrounds (Wplus9) Paper: Nautical Navy, Kraft, & White (Wplus9) Ink: Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, & White (SU); Jet Black (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: navy thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); A Pocketful & Dockside dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); black embossing powder & taffeta ribbon (SU); anchor button (Freckled Fawn); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Dockside & Dockside Backgrounds (Wplus9) Paper: Kraft, Black, Lake House, & White (Wplus9); Coral Calypso (SU); black star (JBS); aqua circles (Echo Park) Ink: Pool Party, Coral Calypso, & Crumb Cake (SU); Jet Black, Tea Dye, & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Nautical Notions & Clear Cut Stackers: Circles dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); checkered button (Freckled Fawn); cheesecloth (Dritz)

19 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I love these stamps and your creations are so gorgeous ... I love nautical themes

Lynn said...

You always rock your WPlus9...love the sweet little pocket of goodness on the first card Jinny!

Leanne said...

OMGosh! stunning!!!!

Lisa said...

Goodness Jinny you rocked these!! I am in love with the pocket full of nautical fun! Both of the sentiments are must haves!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wowwwwwww! These are gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and loveeeeeee all the nautical goodies!!!

Diana Fisher said...

Oh goodness!! I absolutely love these! Great nautical cards. You rocked them!

Anya said...

Your cards are so beautiful!!!

KimCreate said...

Fantastic cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards, and I'm loving your twist on the 'traditional' nautical colors. These look so crisp and clean and really pop!

Jennifer said...

So pretty and masculine lol! Love the rope font and all the little nautical bits!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jinny I love your cards, so cute and the colours are fantastic!

Angi Barrs said...

Beautiful! Love the vibrant red too!

Tracy said...

I'm in awe of these cards. This has got to be the best nautical collection I've ever seen. Amazing showcase of this release Jinny. Hugs!

Ashley Horton said...

Adorable cards, Jinny!! Love the cute pocket on the first one, and the way the nautical elements are peeking out!

Michelle said...

These are both wonderful, Jinny!

Leslie Germain said...

AMAZING Nautical cards. Love the sentiments.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Blown away! Is there anything that you make that doesn't blow me away? NO! I looooooooooove it all! Your attention to detail makes me drool! I love your use of different inks too! LOOOOOOOOVE that twine on the second card... you bunch it together, tie it together, etc. perfectly! LOVE x1000000:) YOU ROCK, Jinny!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards. Love the nautical images, the colors... especially love the first card with the pocket and the darling images tucked inside.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! These are Beyond AMAZING Jinny!! LOVING all of the Fun details!! =)