Artistic Avenger

Let’s Sail Away – Inkspirations 79


It’s sketch challenge time at Inkspirations! I love sketches, you can interpret them in so many ways. Here is the sketch for this week:

I decided to use some great new products from our new catalogue – the Pennant Punch and  Just Add Cake designer paper.

The base for this card is Wild Wasabi and I added some extra texture by adding a bunch of 1 1/4″ circles of textured Wild Wasabi. I then made a panel of the designer paper layered with Early Espresso and then Baja Breeze.

You’ll notice a small strip of designer paper going horizontal across the card and I’ve added some Chocolate Chip Polka Dot Scallop Ribbon behind it.

For the focal panel, I used Peach Parfait, then Early Espresso and Whisper White.

I had the idea for this little boat as soon as I got my punch. First I sponged water using Baja Breeze and Marina Mist. Then, for the bottom of the boat I used a half of a 1 3/4″ circle in Early Espresso.  I made the porthole using the outside of a Clear Rhinestone brad. I took the centre bling out and then affixed it into the boat.

I punched out the designer paper for the sails and added them on with dimensionals.

Lastly, I added a sentiment from On Your Birthday and a little linen thread bow.

I hope you’ll find time to play along at Inkspirations this week! For a little more inspiration, check out what the rest of the design team has come up with:


Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Peach Parfait, Whisper White.

Ink: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Early Espresso.

Stamps: On Your birthday.

Accessories: Just Add Cake designer paper, Pennant punch, Clear Rhinestone brads, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Chocolate Chip Polka Dot scallop ribbon, 1 1/4″ circle punch, linen thread.

4 thoughts on “Let’s Sail Away – Inkspirations 79

  1. That is one cool card!! Love the colours and I particularly love the porthole!!
    Nicely done!

  2. Totally cute!! Love the sailboat and the fun BG you created.

  3. That is awesome! What a great idea. Now I don’t have to be sad that I don’t have that cute sailboat set. Your attention to detail is either awesome or obssessive…you choose. LMAO!

    xo B.

  4. This is brilliant Carrie! Love your sweet little boat – great use of the penant punch. I think even more so, I love the subtle interest you have added with the fun background. Fantastic card. 🙂

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