Sailing Home Slimline Congratulations Card PP543

by Joanne James30. May 2021 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and as it's the fifth Sunday of the month we have a tic-tac-toe challenge board for you to work with:


I went down the first column of our TicTacToe board with blue/die-cut/heat embossing and decided to use Jen's Freshly Made Sketches layout and make another slimline card that was totally inspired by the fabulous nautical photo over at The Card Concept - take a look: 


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

Sailing Home - I took the inspiration for my 'clean and layered' card from The Card Concept's great nautical inspiration photo this week, specifically the cushion at the top of the photo, with the blue and red stripes on cream. I incorporated these into my design but decided to change out the anchor for the sailboat that features on the central cushion as it fitted better with my sentiment, as I wanted to make a congratulations/good luck for the future-type card. I heat-embossed the large sailboat from the 'Sailing Home' stamp set in white on Night of Navy then diecut it with my Come Sail Away dies. A 'thank you' too to the team over at The Card Concept for choosing this card as one of their Honourable Mentions recently and for their kind comments on a card that felt quite out of my comfort zone but was totally inspired by their awesome photo!

A Beautiful World - For my sentiment I used both the retired stamp set 'Beautiful World' and paired it with one of my favourite diecuts from the retired Summer Silhouettes dies - the long, slimline design is perfect for showcasing the long 'adventure' diecut, which I cut a couple of times and glued together for added height. I also added another stamped greeting from the same stamp set to the inside of my card:

A Cautionary Tale - So I'm sure you are looking at today's card and thinking it came together really quickly; to be fair, if I made a second one it probably wouldn't take long at all. For this one that was not the case though! I spent quite a bit of time deciding on which nautical elements to incorporate on my card and then just as I had everything stuck together, I decided my card needed a little something extra so decided to add a trio of stamped gulls. And that was where the disaster happened! I missed one part of one of the gulls, and then slipped with my stamp-a-ma-jig when I went back in to correct. So what to do? Luckily I managed to remove the top vanilla panel with some dental floss (such a craft room life-saver!) and then I removed the top portion and replaced with another one, with birds correctly stamped before I glued into place. Crisis averted - and let that be a lesson to you: don't glue everything down until you are completely sure your stamping is complete! I do like the addition of the birds though, so it was worth it:

This is one of those cards that I would not have made without the photo that inspired it, but I love it! What do you think? Do you like the current trend for slimline designs? Do leave me a comment below, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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 Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

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; I am looking forward to spending some time in the garden today as we are enjoying some warmer weather here in the UK for a change - it bodes well for our Bank Holiday weekend for sure. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Edited to add: I was the Challenge Winner over at The Card Concept with this card!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (13) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
5/30/2021 7:59:09 PM #

Great card - love the way you've combined the red, white & blue

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/30/2021 9:49:37 PM #

This is PERFECT for all three challenges!  That sentiment is awesome as is your choice of the background for your sailboat.  I am impressed with your "repair" skills....heaven knows I have had to make a few repairs in my cardmaking adventures!

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
6/1/2021 1:29:17 AM #

This is fabulous!!  I love the stripes, the boat and the birds in the sky - and it all works so perfectly with the long sentiment! Thank you for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
6/1/2021 2:54:44 AM #

Sounds like quite a day in the craft room!  But the end result is fabulous.   So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/2/2021 7:39:04 AM #

You can't beat this classic colour combo and you've made it sing. That nautical image, the horizontal stripes and that wonderful die cut word ... it all equals magnificent.

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
6/2/2021 4:00:15 PM #

I love this whole design Joanne!  It's so crisp and clean and the red stripes are the perfect thing for that long narrow card front!  I feel you on the bird mishap too; happens to the best of us but I've never used dental floss and will have to give that a try!  I usually use the take your pick tool with the spatula end to peel up my layers!  Have a great rest of the week!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
6/3/2021 12:24:31 PM #

Joanne, I love everything about this design.  You've inspired me to get going with a slimline card.  This is CAS perfection, simple and bold.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

NancyUnited States
6/3/2021 1:24:25 PM #

Absolutely the star of the show! I adore this card Joanne!!!! Well done!!!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/4/2021 12:49:53 AM #

Joanne, this is fabulous!  I love the slimline card and the clean design!  I always love nautical card and this one steals the show!   Have a great weekend!  

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
6/4/2021 3:11:19 AM #

Absolutely fabulous, Joanne! So clean and crisp! I love the nautical theme! Great job!!!

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
6/4/2021 9:25:59 PM #

Awesome for all 3 challenges! Love everything about your nautical slimline card!

jaydeeUnited States
6/5/2021 10:12:05 PM #

Joanne, this is one of my favorite sets and I love the slimline card.  What a fabulous nautical card - and beautifully CAS.  

Lisa Blastick
Lisa BlastickUnited States
6/11/2021 4:21:20 PM #

Hi beautiful card and I was honored to be in a tie with you for the card concept challenge! Woo hoo to us both!

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