Make It Monday #174: Diamond Wallpaper Pt 2

Just another quick entry into the Make It Monday challenge #174: Diamond Wallpaper challenge.

Stamps: PTI - A Big Thankyou, A Little Argyle, Damask Designs
Paper:  PTI - Tropical Teal, True Black
Dies:  Spellbinders - Majestic Labels Eight & Simon Says Stamp - Devonshire & Paulina Butterflies
Ink:  Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
Other:  Swarovski heat set crystals & Stampin' Up dimensionals

Make It Monday #174 - Ahoy Little Sailor

Today I'm playing along with Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge #174.  The theme is Wallpaper Stamping, and this one was definitely a great challenge!  It gave me the perfect reason to pull out A Little Argyle, and I also had the perfect occasion for using this set on a card.  One of my co-workers and his wife had a baby boy a couple of weeks ago, and I'm way overdue for making a congratulatory card for them.

I've known all along that my card would have a nautical theme, because this little guys Daddy was totally excited about the nautical baby nursery they've been working on for him.  So of course, I had to pull out my Bitty Baby Blessing stamp set; it has the perfect little sail boat and sentiment for this occasion!  Ahoy, Little Sailor!  I just love that sentiment!!  :)  Too cute!

So I started off with some Pure Poppy cardstock and stamped the large, dashed X from A Little Argyle to create the diamond grid with Memories Unicorn pigment ink.  After that dried, I added the stars using the smallest star stamp in the Banner Builder set and VersaMark ink.  I added some white embossing powder from PTI and heat set it to help the background POP a little bit.

In this picture of the sailor knot I made, you can sort of see how the stars have a little shine to them from the embossing powder.  I learned how to tie a sailor knot from this great tutorial by Barbara Anders.  I had no idea a sailor knot was so easy to tie!  And they add so much personality to a card!

I re-purposed the mason jar from Lawn Fawn's Summertime Charm set to be my "bottle".  I die cut and stamped the jar on white cardstock, and then stamped just the lid again on white cardstock.  Then I stamped the bottom part of the jar onto some Spring Rain cardstock twice, which I then die cut using a Spellbinders edger die of a large scalloped edge.  I fussy cut the bottom part of my "waves" along the outline of the jar so it appears that my water is contained inside the bottle.  I colored and fussy cut the lid and glued it over the top of the base image.  Then the little sail boat was colored and popped up on a dimensional dot from Stampin' Up.

I die cut a little flag with a Lil' Inker Designs die and stamped it with my sentiment in black ink.  I stamped over it again with VersaMark and added clear embossing powder, which you can see adds a little bit more shine to this card.  I love to have some shine on cards, but I wanted to keep it subtle since this is for a boy.  And don't you just LOVE those stitch lines in the die cut flag?  I adore Lil' Inkers stitched dies!

My wallpaper background was adhered down to a Spring Rain mat, and those were glued down to my white card base.  I cut my sentiment flag to be flush with the edge of the card, and viola!  A beautiful wallpaper background and an adorable card for a new baby boy!  I can't wait till the little guy is old enough to come visit us at the school; I totally need me a baby fix!  :)  A shipshape card if I do say so myself......and I do!  LOL