Sunday, 27 September 2015


A nautical theme for the Craft Barn challenge this week which makes me happy as I get to play with my ship stamps. This is a quick card made using one of my favourite Crafty Individuals stamps : Discovery (CI 295).

I used distress stains for the background : Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Squeezed Lemonade, spritzed with water on glossy card. Then stamped the image in black Stazon ink which has to be, in my opinion,  the very best ink to use with these detailed stamps. I stamped some rope around the edges of a 5x5 white card and mounted the panel. An easy card to make as the image does all the work for you.

From Wikipedia :
Discovery was the smallest of three ships that were led by Captain Christopher Newport on the voyage that resulted in the founding of Jamestown in the new Colony of Virginia in 1607. 

I am also entering this card in the Crafty Individuals September Challenge : Anything Goes.


  1. Julia, I like the border you created around the focal, it certainly draws the eye into your fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals challenge.

  2. A beautiful card Julia, I love this stamp too and thanks for the Wikipedia knowledge - I didn't know that! Thanks for joining in our challenge. Jean x

  3. Hi Julia, What a super card. We had the same thoughts for the C Barn challenge especially as Jane was a little bit tough this week the meanie!! LOL! Fabulous stamping.
    With my other hat on, Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Challenge. Great to see you joining in the fun.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Flo xx

  4. What an effective card. Those stamps are gorgeous. Loving the robe stamping around the edges and the colours that you have used.

  5. I just love those delicate pastel shades letting the image shine - great card.
    Alison xx

  6. I saw a beautiful masted ship this afternoon, this captures the same feeling of freedom on the waves!


  7. very nautical card and stazon is indeed the best ink, I love the smell.

  8. When the stamps look this good they don't need much to create a beautiful card, a bit of CAS is great and quick to make.

  9. Oh this is lovely, thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x