Sunday, March 16, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Open Sea Edition
This edition of the Stamp Review Crew features The Open Sea stamp set, which is hands down my favorite masculine stamp set in the catalog!

This monochromatic card features the Starburst Technique with the Modern Medley DSP. It's kind of funny to me to have such muted colors with a technique that is associated with bright and bold. I also used the sentiment from Happy Congratulations stamp set "may happiness be your destination" which seems so perfect for this ship image.

Stamps: Open Sea, Happy Congratulations
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley DSP
Accessories: Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon, Circle Punches

I used a Crystal Effects Canvas Technique on my second card with The Open Sea stamp set. I stamped a collage of the images on Whisper White cardstock. Then I poured some Crystal Effects over the entire piece and pulled it to the side with an old toothbrush. This creates a pretty brush stroke look to the images and it also adds a bit of shine.

Then I added a cut strip of Burlap Ribbon, with the edges frayed, and a few Antique Brads. The other layers on this card are distressed with our Distressing Tool, which makes quick work roughing up all the edges.

Stamps: The Open Sea
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Antique Brads, Burlap Ribbon, Crystal Effects

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to click through to all of the blogs on the Stamp Review Crew: Open Sea Edition by using the Previous and Next Buttons below. I also listed the Blog Roll of The Stamp Review Crew: Open Sea Edition at the bottom of this post. You'll find tons of inspiration and creativity! Happy Blog Hopping.

Blog Roll:
  1. Heidi Baks
  2. Cindy Beach
  3. Tanya Boser
  4. Mike Funke
  5. Shana Gaff
  6. Holly Krautkremer
  7. Yapha Mason
  8. Mary Rindal 
  9. Dawn Tidd
  10. Lisa Young
  11. Kerry Willard Bray
  12. Paula Wright
  13. Rita Wright
  14. Jill Coleman
  15. Betty Traciak 

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Anonymous said...

Very pretty Mary! I really like the first card that is so cool!

Anonymous said...

Two terrific cards! Love the sunburst pattern with the birds in flight -- so perfect for this set.

Anonymous said...

Two terrific cards! Love the sunburst pattern with the birds in flight -- so perfect for this set.

Dawn Tidd said...

Is that not the perfect DSP for the starburst technique using Open Sea! Very creative idea. I'm going to give that CE canvas technique a try it looks awesome!

stressfreestamping said...

I am going to have to try this CE canvas technique I have seen you doing. It is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful cards! The starburst one with the bird paper is fabulous!

Yapha Mason said...

Fantastic cards! I love that sunburst one -- absolutely stunning!

Jill Coleman said...

Mary the sunburst technique is perfect with the stamp set and the DSP you chose. Love it. The colors and balance of the second card are very pretty.

Anonymous said...

I love the use of the black herringbone and the birds. A great contrast of sunburst!

Paula said...

Such a great use of that bird paper (I've been wondering what to do with it.) Fabulous as always, Mary!

Add Ink and Stamp said...

I am so glad you figured out a way to use the bird paper for this stamp set! I tried but couldn't make it work - just too many birds. But yours is perfect. Love the starburst effect. And the second card is so unique. I never heard of the technique but love the look.

Betty said...

Oh that paper is SOOO cool as a starburst! And the canvas technique is perfect for this. It looks wonderful and I can imagine in person it is even more dramatic. Fun!!

Cindy Beach said...

WOW, Mary, love your projects!
I'm learning about new techniques on this hop and it's fun! The canvas technique and ribbon are great details.
My favorite is the Modern Medley card. Very fresh look and great design.

Wendie Waldman said...

Love both of your cards. Beautiful.

Tanya Boser said...

Oh Mary, these are wonderful! Those birds with the herringbone, with the neural colors, and that sentiment! Just love it! And then the Crystal Effects technique, I bet it is stunning in real life. You insoire me :)

Jessica said...

They are both beautiful cards. Love the black and white. TFS Jess

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