True North Ship's Wheels FMS397

by Joanne James22. July 2019 14:00

Today I'm sharing a card using the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches that was also inspired by the current Time Out Challenge:


I went with neutrals and masculine today and with those circles on Kim's sketch offering lots of creative possibilities, I saw ship's wheels in their place - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Sailing Home - I suddenly realised this week that despite having brought this set home with me from Onstage back in May, with the exception of my Make and Take this is the first card I've made with it (a case of new product overload as usual!) I have an upcoming class with this set and a ton of 'works in progress' on my desk, so will definitely have lots more to share in coming weeks. The only stamp I used on today's card is the sentiment - I think this makes a nice sentiment for a male anniversary card, but would also work for a mentor, teacher or coach I think; anyone who sets direction and motivates others.

Come Sail Away Compasses - I wasn't sure that I would use the paper pattern that I featured on today's card with all of those compasses and measuring instruments (there's always one in a pack that goes to the bottom of the pile, right?) so I pushed myself to cut into it and I think with some black accents it adds just enough detail to work on today's card. The stripey pattern on the reverse will definitely be more popular with me, but for now challenge accomplished! 

Smooth Sailing Ship's Wheels - My trio of ship's wheels were diecut using the Smooth Sailing Dies - check out the embossed detail on these, so lovely. I cut them from a scrap of (retired) brushed silver cardstock from my scrapbox and finished the centre of each with a black faceted dot for a little understated bling.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (9) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/22/2019 7:16:40 PM #

LOVE THIS!  I predict a winner for sure!  Great way to use all those elements!


Linda Hunt
Linda HuntUnited Kingdom
7/23/2019 8:56:00 AM #

O man goodness Joanne this card is just perfect for my anniversary TOMORROW!!!  This has to be my most favourite stamp set - I love it!!!  Thank for the inspiration my friend xxx


Linda Hunt
Linda HuntUnited Kingdom
7/23/2019 8:57:26 AM #

... apologies just noticed the 'typo' on the above comment!!!  should have said "O my goodness"....


Kim S
Kim SUnited States
7/23/2019 11:43:40 AM #

Perfect!!  I love those silver wheels!  You sound just like me with patterned paper - it's the backside with the subtle patterns that I adore! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
7/25/2019 3:35:10 AM #

This is a truly fantastic card. I love everything about it - that sentiment is so wonderful. Love the paper, those wonderful diecuts, the color scheme... Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out with your perfect take on our inspiration.


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/25/2019 11:00:06 PM #

Magnificent! I'm with LeAnne on this. You choice of paper is perfect and the ship's wheels just look like this is what they were made for.


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
7/26/2019 8:02:51 PM #

Joanne, this is gorgeous! Wow!


Joyce M.
Joyce M.United States
7/27/2019 5:29:06 PM #

What a fantastic card, and I love those big wheels--they are perfect for our inspiration photo.  Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.


Sandie United Kingdom
8/7/2019 6:19:19 AM #

Congrats for getting Honours at Time Out


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