Happy Birthday ! This is my gift to all those who have birthdays in July (including myself). The Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Die Set offer many options to celebrate those nautical lovers and those that like all things beach. It is a great card to share on this Independence Day Holiday, Sailing Home Red White Blue Anchors.
BASE: It starts with Basic Gray layered with Smoky Slate dry embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. This give just enough texture to make the anchors and sentiment pop.
ANCHORS: I tried just the Smooth Sailing die cut anchor shape, they were too flat looking for me. So of course the first thing I tried was heat embossing the anchor image with clear embossing powder and then die cutting. WAYYYY better! To add height as well as dimension I popped them with mini dimensionals.
SENTIMENT: I wanted to keep the sentiment minimal so the anchors remained the focal point. So I opted for a narrow strip of Whisper White stamped with “Happy Birthday” from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set alternating with Night of Navy and Real Red inks.
Make sure to come back and chech out another design I will be posting using the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing Dies. It also uses the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper that I have fallen in love with.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you find this bold independence day Sailing Home Red White Blue Anchors design inspiring to get your fingers inky. Have a great holiday and weekend!
- STAMPS: Sailing Home, Itty Bitty Greetings
- PAPER: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
- INK: VersaMark, Night of Navy, Real Red
- ACCESSORIES: Dies–Smooth Sailing | Embossing Folder–Subtle | Emboss Powder–Clear
Sparking Hugs, Carol