Hello there! I am joining in on the Waltzingmouse Stamps pajama party tonight for the first time. Hooray!! Although these days staying up too late is about 10:00 pm, even if I do have the perpetual raccoon eyes of an all-nighter (thanks motherhood), so had to pre-schedule this post and will link up in the morning 🙂
I picked up my very first WMS stamp sets earlier this fall, and since both are nautical themed, I had to get a bit creative to make them work for Christmas time!
Normally I am a rustic, traditional red, green and white kind of Christmas gal but picked out some faded blues and creams for this card. Adding a bow + gold to just about anything makes it instantly festive! Plus it gave me a chance to use that little scrap of netting that has been in the random bits container forever.
The “sailor boy” sentiment – is it just me, or when you say it does it feel a bit frisky? We don’t live anywhere near the ocean and my husband is a plumber, but I imagine giving this set to my burly, bearded sailor before he heads out on another long fishing journey – destined to be away from home for the holidays. (Perhaps we’ve been watching too many reality deep-sea fishing shows) 🙂
A happy accident, but the ledger on the side of the paper ended up having the number 25 as a fun little detail.
So nautical Christmas, is that a thing? I hope so!
For the thank you challenge, I went more CAS with a splash of color and embossed anchor. Breaking out the spray ink always makes me a little nervous (and normally never goes on as imagined) but I think it gives a nice water spray effect to the background.
These log slice ornaments are a little truer to our rustic Christmas decor style. The hubby cuts them for me and they are perfect for stamping on. Last year I used some for coaster gifts and this year they are being made into ornaments.
So that’s it from me! It was so much fun putting these stamps to work and getting ahead on a bit of the holiday to-do list. Thanks for stopping in!
(Deck the Halls Sailor Boy Card + Tag)
Ink: Colorbox Classic Pigment Ink – Frost White, Gold, Celadon, Abyss
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Ocean Bound; Papertrey Ink – Bells & Boughs; Pink by Design – Map Background
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee
(Thanks Matey Card)
Ink: Colorbox Premium Dye Ink – Nautical, Cornflower, Jalepeno
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Ocean Bound; Papertrey Ink – Watercolor Wonder
Ink: Colorbox Crafter’s Ink – Wave, Aruba
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Ocean Bound