It is still Friday!

But if I don’t hurry a bit, it will soon be Saturday.

Busy day today and a long one away from home.Today’s card follows the Freshly Made Sketches #301 Challenge

FMS Final 301-001

I chose to keep it pretty simple, but I really wanted a nautical theme. The stamp set I used is an older, long retired Stampin’ Up! set called The Open Sea. I really like it and used all of the stamps for this card.


First I stamped the ship in Tranquil Tide on Very Vanilla and fussy cut it. The world map is stamped in Soft Suede and cut with the Stitched Shapes circle framelit. It is adhered to the next largest circle cut from Tranquil Tide using the Layering Circles Framelits. The ship is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My card base is Tranquil Tide and I used the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing folder on the front, then adhered the Very Vanilla angled piece with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede using just the word Greetings from the new Seasonal Lantern stamp set which will be available on September 1 in the new Holiday Catalog. I then made a Granny knot in some brown hemp cord and taped it to the angled piece. I thought it looked a little TOO clean, so I stamped the anchor in Tranquil Tide on Very vanilla and fussy cut it. It is glued and Mini-Stampin’ Dimensionaled (is that a word?) to the front of the card.


The inside received a compass and an anchor from the Open Sea set in Tranquil Tide on a Very Vanilla panel. The sentiment is from Birthday Blast and stamped in Tranquil Tide and Soft Suede. This was liquid glued to a Soft Suede mat and into the card base.

The envelope got some seaweed from the Seaside Shore set in Tranquil Tide and a Soft Suede Anchor on the front and a Soft Suede rope from the Seaside Shore stamp set on the flap.

I enjoyed making this masculine card. Card cuts and products used are below.

Card Cuts: Tranquil Tide: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, circle 3″ scrap; Very Vanilla: 5-1/4″ x 3-1/2″, then angle cut, circle 2-1/2″ scrap, scrap for stamping ship and anchor, inside sentiment panel 3-3/4″ x 5″; Soft Suede: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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9 thoughts on “It is still Friday!”

  1. Very nice, Julie – perfect masculine card! Love that you embossed the card front and use Tranquil Tide as your base – it’s exactly right for your theme. Hope you have a great – if long! – Saturday! 🙂


  2. What a great card! I do love the Open Sea set! One of my favs! Great colours and love that embossed background! Thanks for joining me this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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