The Open Sea: Father’s Day Card…

Hi, Stampers and Paper-Artists!


I certainly hope your Memorial Day Weekend was wonderful!  Ours was spent celebrating my mom’s birthday with a BBQ and birthday cake. It was pretty perfect here. With Memorial Day behind us, it’s now time to start thinking about Father’s Day on June 19. Today’s post features one of two Father’s Day cards I made using the new Stampin’ Up!’s The Open Sea Stamp Set, which by the way is near and dear to my heart, because I double majored in college and graduated with a degree in art and cartography.  You could say maps were my first love.

The Open Sea Father's Day 1

How I made this Card:


I started with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake and scored it at 4-1/4″.


Like so many of Stampin’ Up! products this stamp set has coordinating Designer Series Paper called Nautical Expedition.  I knew I wanted to use the sheet from the designer pack with the Cherry Cobbler map and red and white border, so I cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and layered 4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of designer series paper. I cut the map paper 1″ shorter, because I also knew I wanted to try and incorporate a ship’s knot of sorts using the new Baker’s Twine. I distressed the edges of the designer series paper for a more antiqued look with the Distressing Kit’s tea and blue stains.

The Open Sea Fathers Day Detail 1


I used my Early Espresso Marker for the ship and sails, Not Quite Navy Marker for the water, cut it out and added white highlights to the sails with a Signo Gel Pen.

Ship & Banner Detail

For the Happy Father’s Day banner, I cut a fish tail strip of Not Quite Navy Card Stock, stamped, Happy Father’s Day in Versa Mark Ink, sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and heated it. I stamped the compass image also in Versa Mark Ink, embossed it the same way and Punched it out with a 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. I adhered the two together as shown.


I cut four strips of the new White Baker’s Twine and knotted it to resemble a ship’s knot and pulled it through two Jumbo Eyelets as the detail shows.


If you would like to order this versatile The Open Sea stamp set, just in time for Father’s Day, place an on-line order and have it delivered right to your door-step, by clicking the order button in my side bar or HERE.  I would love to be your demonstrator.


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2

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