A patriotic card for a new member of the US Coast Guard using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and Foam Adhesive Sheets pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Whisper White Thick Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Night of Navy Cardstock
- 2-1/4" x 3-1/2" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 1-3/4" x 2-1/4" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 1-1/8" x 3-1/4 from Real Red Cardstock
- 1" x 3-1/8" from Foam Adhesive Sheets
Insert the Night of Navy rectangle into the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder so the ripples will run horizontally across the horizontal rectangle. Place the folder with the paper inside on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine platform and run through the machine.
Adhere the dry embossed Night of Navy rectangle to the front of the Whisper White Thick card.
Mount the lighthouse image from the Sailing Home Set on Block I. Ink it up with the Night of Navy Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the larger white rectangle.
Pick out the lighthouse die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. Put it on top of the stamped lighthouse on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the image is centered in the die. Run through the tool.
Use Paper Snips to cut off the base of the lighthouse cut out on the right side.
Adhere the trimmed lighthouse cut out to the front of the card so it is about 1/2" from the top and about 1-1/4" from the right edge.
Mount the anchor image from the Sailing Home Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Night of Navy Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the smaller white rectangle.
Pick out the anchor die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. Put it on top of the stamped anchor on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the image is centered in the die. Run through the tool.
Cut a 4" piece of the Real Red 1/8" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.
Slide one end of the ribbon through the hole in the top of the anchor cut out. Get the ribbon centered through the hole and tie it in place using a knot. Trim the ends.
Use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the anchor cut out with ribbon attached to the front of the card at a slight angle so it overlaps the lower right side of the lighthouse cut out.
Peel the protective backing off of the Foam Adhesive Sheets piece. Adhere the Foam Adhesive Sheets piece to one side of the Real Red rectangle. Be sure to leave the other protective backing in place for now.
Pick out the "U," "S," "C," and "G" dies from the Playful Alphabet Dies. Put them on top of the Real Red piece on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the Real Red side is facing up. Make sure the dies do NOT overlap. Run through the tool. Use the Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip and Take Your Pick to remove the pieces if needed.
Carefully adhere on letter at a time by peeling off the protective backing and sticking the letters in place. Start with the "G" so it just overlaps the left side of the lighthouse cut out. Then, adhere the "C" to the left of it, then the "S" to the left of that, and finally the "U" to the left of that.