Sailing Away with #GDP204

CAS(E) the Designer for Global Design Project 204

It’s kind of ironic that I chose to use the Sail Away bundle for #GDP204 since we have been waiting to find out what track Dorian is going to take.  Latest tracks have it moving more westerly, but this cat 5 storm is moving slowly and so much is still uncertain.  What to do while waiting?  Make cards, of course.  Lots of cards.

Here’s the #GDP204 challenge sketch:

Here’s the card I created:

The Process

I really wanted to have some white space on the top and bottom of this card, but didn’t want just white cardstock.  I decided on this Balmy Blue pinstripe DSP, and am happy with the decision.   It really sets the tone for a nautical card.

The DSP mat in the middle did not require much thought at all.  I like the large compass roses, but the empty space between them opens up the design.

The Balmy Blue layer was the most difficult decision to make.  I tried other options, and finally decided to crop the cardstock using the Rectangle Stitched Dies, then ran it through the Subtle 3D folder. 

I stamped both the sentiment and the boat in Memento Tuxedo Black, and decided not to color the boat.  Again, I was looking for open space.  I cropped both the sentiment and the boat using the dies from the bundle.  

The finishing touches were the Navy and Crumb Cake baker’s twine, to which I attached the anchor trinket using linen thread.  

I popped the Balmy Blue layer up on dimensionals to accomodate the twine, then assembled the card pieces.


The track for Dorian is still uncertain, but it appears to be tracking a little farther west, which means we are in for at least tropical storm winds and rain, rain, and more rain.

After I clean up my desk, which I haven’t done completely since 6 cards ago, I am going to have to blog a number of cards and set them to post at intervals.  Never know when, or if, we will still have power in a few days.  

If you are in the path of this monster of a storm, please take all precautions and follow evacuation orders, if necessary.   While there are many memes floating around the internet regarding Floridians and hurricanes, we do take it seriously.  I hope you do as well, if you are going to be impacted.

Happy Labor Day!

Many Thanks and a Supply List

Thank you for stopping by today.  

Have a Peachy day!


You Know You Want to…….

If you would like to order this nautical cling stamp set today,  and live in the U.S.,  please use the icon above to be connected to my store.  With just a few simple supplies, you, too, can create fabulous cards, and I would be honored to help you do so.  

Supply list:

Sailing Home photopolymer stamp set, item # 149457

Smooth Sailing Dies, item # 149576

Sailing Home Bundles (saves 10%), item # 151066

Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item # 132708

Night of Navy cardstock, item # 100867

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Tombow Liquid Adhesive, item #   110755

Dimensionals, item # 104430