I also really liked the FMS88 sketch over our sister site, Freshly Made Sketches:Now, summer holidays in North Florida usually involve trying to stay as cool as possible. This means staying inside because it's hot and HUMID, I mean really HUMID outside. So, I thought back to more pleasant summer weather when I was a kid in Michigan. Summer vacations meant swimming and boating at the lake--any one of them! I have fond memories on the shores of Lake Huron with my Mom and Dad--especially trying to catch minnows with my Dad. Isn't that a favorite childhood pasttime? Trying to catch those sly silver fish--they're too fast! My summer holiday card quickly turned into a Father's Day card:
My Dad passed away 17 years ago but this card is still for him in memory of leisurely summer holidays by the lake. I was thrilled to see that the Sail Away stamp is available as a digital stamp in MDS (for .95 cents!!) so I sized it down, colored it in Early Espresso "ink" to fit the 2.5" porthole of my card.
I added some clouds and a sun from the Sunshine & Sprinkles ensemble kit and then printed my image onto Whisper White cardstock. I cut a porthole in the Early Espresso cardstock with a 2.5" circle punch and embossed it with the Woodgrain textured impressions folder.
The striped Marina Mist designer paper looked a little plain so I stamped some waves from the Oh, Whale set in Crumb Cake ink to add some dimension. I used Crumb Cake ink to coordinate with the sentiment tab.The inside was large enough to stamp the full-sized Sail Away stamp in Crumb Cake ink. Although the stamp is retired, it will never leave my studio; it's such a gorgeous stamp! I added a few more waves to bring in the Marina Mist color. I have found so many uses for the sentiments in Blooming with Kindness. The gorgeous flower may be the star of that set but the sentiments really make it a stand-out. You can't go wrong with that set!
Be sure to stop by the rest of the Design Team to see their fresh and fun projects celebrating Summer Holidays! We hope you'll join us before our challenge ends on Friday, June 7th at Noon (PDT). Thanks for stopping by today!
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Sail Away, Blooming with Kindness, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Oh Whale, The Open Sea
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Paper: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Designer Series Patterns Stack (subtles)
Xtras: 2.5" circle punch; Designer Label punch; Woodgrain textured impressions folder; Sunshine & Sprinkles digital ensemble; Sail Away digital stamp brush.