If you're up for a challenge, head on over to Pals Paper Arts today. Try your hand at designing a card with the sketch shown here. Sketches are great if you're short on time or inspiration. When was the last time you crafted just for the fun of it? You can even win some blog candy. Come on, I dare ya, hop on over and hoist your sail. You can click on the sketch below to take you there.
My spin on this sketch uses The Open Sea stamp set #123030 (Wood) or #123032 (Clear Mount) which has become my favorite set from the Summer Mini 2011. My uncle used to love to sail. This is the perfect card for his upcoming birthday.
I was a knot-tieing, macrame' nut at one time. Even made my own water-skiing ropes. The knots tied here have many names, Josephine or Sailor Knot are just a few. The red border strips. were created using the new Postage Stamp Punch #122344 from the Summer Mini. The "flag" peaking out from inside is actually part of a star.
So sail on over to the Pals today and see what my shipmates have been up to.
Nuts & Bolts: Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso Smooth; DSP: Nautical Expedition #122343 (Summer Mini); Stamps: The Open Sea #123032 (C) or #123030 (W) (Summer Mini); Ink: Basic Gray, #109120, VersaMark ##102283; Punches: Postage Stamp #122344 (Summer Mini), 1" Circle #119868, 1-1/4" Circle #119861, Ticket Corner #119867, Star #119875; Sizzix Texturz Plates Kit #4 #114531; Fibers: Natural Hemp Twine #100982; Tools: Crop-A-Dile #108362, Heat Tool #100005; Miscellaneous: Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder #109131,Jumbo Eyelet Antique Brass #108431, Antique Brass Brad #119741.