Two things that float my boat.

What’s that you ask? I’m talking about the new Atlantic collection from Studio Calico and the new Stamp Your Story collection from Hero Arts. Oh yeah. I could make cards with them all day — and I’ve got two to share with ya today. (Don’t be surprised if you see more in the future. Ha!)

First up, a little number I’m giving to J. In case ya can’t read it, the message says “sail away with me” :)


Isn’t the little wooden boat just adorable? :)

I made the waves using the half circle stamp from the Hero Arts Brush Strokes set and tide pool and deep end pool inks. Appropriate names, no? And this set is so versatile — the sky’s the limit as to what you can use it for. Love that.


And another thing I’m really into lately? Sequins. And wood paper. Yep, I said wood paper. Yum.

Studio Calico released a cute little ole anchor punch as part of the collection, and as I was admiring the woodgrain case it hit me — why not try to punch it out of the wood paper? And guess what? Worked great. Isn’t it a happy feeling when things come together like that?


Now for my second card! It uses some of the same elements as the first, but adds in a vellum message and a happy sun!



The sun stamp is appropriately called Yes! And I’ve been looking for an excuse to use it! To get this look, first I stamped it with white pigment ink and then I stamped it again using butter bar. Too cool.

And one last thing before I go — I used the new Mister Huey’s navy , seafoam, and shell that are in the Atlantic collection to make the splatters in the background + a little bit of trusty old white. I love how they look on kraft! Especially the shell. And the navy and seafoam really make me a happy camper — wait no —  make that sailor :)

So what floats your boat lately? I’d love to hear!


8 Replies to “Two things that float my boat.”

  1. Linda Baker says:

    Love the waves! So cute!!

  2. Love these great combos, Lisa! Wood grain has a special place in my heart, as does all things ocean-related. Love that little wooden boat! You are nice and nautical!

  3. You are so creative, Lisa! I love your cool waves and those darling boats! The vellum sentiment looks awesome too! Fun cards! :)

  4. Barb Ghigliotty says:

    I love how you created the waves and how you played with all the wood paper and elements…Amazing cards, Lisa!

  5. barbara lassiter says:

    Cute, cute cards and great idea to use the woodgrain paper to punch out the anchor. I can see a ton of possibilities with that concept. I’m making some thank you notes today and using the desert storm paper and I’m going to use your idea of spattering the colors on as a background. Love the way that looks and I was wondering how to make a background! So Thanks!!!!!

  6. you are one of the most creative card makers, Lisa! i adore these cards. love the flow you created with the elements. amazing!

  7. Super love these!!

  8. janet Wilson says:

    Marvelous, Lisa – brilliant waves and great thinking on the coordinating anchor “punch out’ and sequins :)

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