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Sail Boat Birthday Card

I had fun experimenting & designing clouds on this birthday card for my son. I created a handmade cloud template from a plastic sheet & used Dapper Denim Ink on the ends to create the clouds.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Swirly Bird Stamp Set

Rose Wonder Stamp Set (Happy Birthday)

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies;

Big Shot

Whisper White Cardstock

Dapper Denim Stampin Ink;

Emerald Envy Stampin Ink

Peekaboo Peach Stampin Ink;

So Saffron Stampin Ink

Sponges/Sponge Daubers

Circle Punch 1 3/4;

Classic Label Punch

Basic Black Marker;

Stampin’ Dimensionals; Tombow; Snail

Cloud Templets:

Cut handmade random Cloud templet from a plastic sheet

Cut Water swerve line on one side of plastic sheet

Base Card:

Cut Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2;

Score at 4 1/4

Stamp Randomly swirly punch in light ink Dapper Denim

& Emerald Envy around edges of card;

Randomly stamp dots stamp in Peekaboo Peach

around edges of card

Front Card Layer:

Cut Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/4 x 4

Temporary tape card layer to grid paper

Lay straight end of the water line templet 2 1/4” temporarily from bottom of card & tape off to hold straight (not to position clouds too low)


Using Cloud rounded Templet, starting at top of card using Dapper Denim on edges of templet form random clouds turning templet each time for variety

(trick is to use very light ink)

Leave white space for greeting on one side; Be sure to not get clouds too low


Lay straight side line templet where you want your water line using Dapper Denim with the straight line across sponging under to make a straight line

Place randomly the wave side on the templet & sponge with Dapper Denim for the water; fill in by sponging Emerald Envy & Dapper Denim

Boat & Water:

Lay thinlet on water to position the boat

Stamp the base of the boat in Dapper Denim

Adhere water thinlet with Tombow Glue

(touching base of boat)

Turn edges of thinlet to back & adhere with scotch tape


Stamp striped sail on Whisper White scrap in Emerald Envy & fussy cut

Stamp edges on right side only

Stamp solid sail very light on Whisper White scrap in Emerald Envy, stamping off several times

& fussy cut; stamp edges on right side only

Add Stampin Dimensionals to back of sails at the bottom

Before attaching sails- draw a straight line for the pole with basic black marker

Attach sails to the line of the pole

Adhere to back of top of sails with Tombow

Stamp the flag in Peekaboo Peach


Sponge Peekaboo Peach & So Saffron on Whisper White

Cut out with 1 3/4” Circle Punch; adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals


Stamp Happy Birthday on Whisper White card front

in Dapper Denim Stampin' Ink

Swirly Water Strip:

Using a scrap piece Whisper White

Sponge randomly with Dapper Denim & Emerald Envy

Using Big Shot cut out with water thinlet

Stamp randomly with Swirl Stamp from center bottom in

Dapper Denim dark & light

Touch up any spots with same colors

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