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R is for Rest

Today is somewhat of a day of rest since here in Canada, most are taking today off in lieu of the Canada Day holiday yesterday. I found a small time-frame to stamp a little, but was having a creative block. So I turned to the Blogs out there...

One of my new favourite challenge blogs is Sunday Stamps. This week the ladies posted a sketch challenge and that's just what I needed to get inspired. Here's the sketch:

I've been using My Digital Studio (MDS) a lot lately for hybrid projects. This means that you create a portion of your project in MDS and then print it and finish creating with other stamps, paper, ribbon, etc. I have bought a lot of stamp brush sets in MDS that I don't have myself and especially ones that I might not use as often. It's an economical (and space-saving!) way to get all the images you desire. Plus, it's so easy to change the size or the colour and you can print right from your home computer!

Anyway, here is my hybrid card:

Although I've never been, sailing just seems like such a relaxing thing to do and since today is a day of relaxation, I thought this MDS stamp brush set was a perfect one to use. It's kind of funny that this is a Retirement card because this stamp set - Sail Away - is actually retired. Along with the Nautical Expeditions DSP, but the two are a perfect fit with one another. :)

I actually printed two sailboats and then cut the sail from one of them and popped it up. It gives a lot of dimension to an otherwise flat card. I also really distressed the edges of the DSP, sailboat and mat. I added some Bakers Twine and a Naturals Designer Button, both of which I thought looked a little nautical when paired with the DSP and sailboat. The sentiment on the front is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (my go-to sentiment set!) and the inside is from Occasions Alphabet. I must say that I don't use the latter set too often, but it really does pair well with many stamp sets and sentiments. Adds a little more oomph to a project.

What do you think?

Until next time, stay crafty!


  1. This is such a wonderfully peaceful card! I absolutely love what you've done with the twine/button - fabulous idea! So glad you played along with us at Sunday Stamps :)

  2. Steph this is a great card for anyone moving on into a more peaceful time in their life free from the workforce! I second Tara's comment, the technique with the button and twine is super cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you back again :)

  3. What a great card Steph. I love your attention to detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps. Can't wait to see what you do next.

  4. What a great card - I love all the distressing. I'm in Nova Scotia right now so it's truly fitting. Your card is wonderful - inside and out! Thanks for playing along with Sunday Stamps.

  5. This came out great... Perfect for a guy card.. I love the boat image. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

  6. this is such a beautiful yet simple card! thank you for following me. I am now following you. (scrapsprinklecrop)


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