The Tale of Two Ships with On the Ocean

Today is the Tale of Two Ships with my take on the On the Ocean Stamp bundle.

The Tale of Two Ships with On the Ocean - main photo

My monthly assignment for the Artisan Design Team was the On the Ocean bundle. I was tasked to make two cards and this is what I came up with.

The set itself is rather nice and makes great masculine cards. There are eleven cling stamps and twelve coordinating dies in the bundle. It can be found on page 70 in the Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalog.

On the Ocean bundle

To make the cards

For the first ship, you will want to create a stormy background with your Blending Brushes; Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Night of Navy, and White Craft ink. Just be sure to use the white craft ink last and don’t place it back on your ink pad without cleaning. The blue ink will transfer to your white pad, and you don’t want that.

While you are blending, repeat the same colors on a piece of Basic White cardstock for the clouds, waves, and second card.

Once your blending is done, crop the clouds, water, and ship. Next, you will want to ink up the edges of your ships sail with Sahara Sand ink and a Sponge Dauber. This will give it a nice rustic look and provide a little depth.

Assemble the ship and adhere it, the clouds, and the water with Dimensionals. Once adhered, stamp the sentiment and punch it out. Then, tie a piece of linen thread around sentiment and attach it with Dimensionals.

To complete the card, attach five sea glass shapes as shown.

The Tale of Two Ships with On the Ocean

The second card

The Tale of Two Ships with On the Ocean - main photo of card 2

For this one, crop a piece of Night of Navy with a deckled rectangle, then wrap it with some linen thread. Attach it to a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of By the Bay DSP, then wrap a piece of Night of Navy Bordered ribbon around it.

Adhere the DSP to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Night of Navy cardstock and attach both to a Crumb Cake base.

Next, stamp some waves on the scrap (1 5/8” x 3 7/8”) from card one and attach to card. Now you’re ready for the ship.

Stamp the ship and crop it, along with a soft suede piece. Cut the soft suede ship in two and adhere to the back of the stamped image, then attach them with Dimensionals.

Stamp your sentiment on ½” piece of very vanilla, trim ends diagonally, and attach it with Dimensionals.

To finish it off, attach three rustic metallic adhesive-backed dots as shown.

The Tale of Two Ships with On the Ocean

Well, what do you think of my Tale of Two Ships? Is the On the Ocean bundle on your list to get? I’d love to hear from you.

If you would like to purchase the supplies used to make the cards from the On the Ocean bundle, you can click here or any of the photos above. March is a bonus month, so when you place a qualifying order, you get FREE embellishments from me. You can read about this promotion here.

When ordering, be sure to enter my monthly host code to take advantage of the Ninja Loyalty Rewards Program and get your FREE gift.

March host code

Low Inventory Paper

Do you love Stampin’ Up! designer series paper (DSP) as much as I do? At the end of every catalog, all that gorgeousness usually retires, and I regret not getting it before it’s gone. Well, if you are like me, I don’t want to miss any this time around!

The annual, as well as the Jan-Apr mini catalog, will be retiring on April 30th. Some items have already sold out, and each day others are appearing on the low inventory list. In order to help you not miss out on some of that pretty paper, I’m sharing the low inventory list with you. If there is something you have had your eye on, you probably shouldn’t wait to get it.

Are you curious about what paper has already sold out? Here is that list (thankfully, there’s only one).

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16 thoughts on “The Tale of Two Ships with On the Ocean”

  1. Recently purchased the bundle and dsp because I enjoy making masculine cards (always seem to need one) and your card ideas are perfect!

  2. I love anything ocean and tropical. These ships are beautiful and going to try to make both.
    Thanks for the inspirations!!!!

  3. Melissa,
    These cards are amazing! I am in awe of your blended background. You are truly an artist. And the composition of the other card shows it.


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