Set Sail

Spellbinders | Dawn Woleslagle Fair Winds Collection

Hi everyone!

Have you ever been sailing?  Last year I went on a cruise through the Balearic Islands on a “tall ship” (a large sailboat with 7 masts).  We encountered some pretty rough seas for a couple of days but other than that, the trip was amazing, and I came away with some treasured memories.

The sailboat on my card today is nowhere near the size of the tall ship I was on, but it still takes me back to that trip in my mind and makes me smile.

This is a super easy card to make:

  1. Use the Uncharted Waters layering stencil to stencil the seascape background.
  2. Trim the stenciled panel to 5 x 3.75 inches and attach it to your card base with liquid glue or tape runner.
  3. Die cut the pieces for the sailboat and assemble them.
  4. Cut a piece of vellum so that it is large enough to go behind the sailboat but smaller than the stenciled background.  
  5. Use liquid glue to adhere your sailboat to the vellum.
  6. Place foam squares on the vellum behind the sailboat and attach it to the card front. 
  7. Add a sentiment to your card front.  I created mine with hot foil to add a bit of shine to the card but you could use any sentiment.
  8. Add a couple of gems for some shine.

Let me know in the comments if your cards ever bring back memories!  

I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!



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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

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