Sailing Home for Fathers Day

Sunday 21 June 2020 Bridgwater, UK

Happy Fathers day! 

Today I am sharing with you a collection of cards I have created with the distinktive stamps from the Sailing Home stamp set. It's been available for over a year now but it's still my go to set for cards for all of the men in our family!

This card features the colours Night of Navy and Balmy Blue. You can check out the products I've used to make this card by clicking on the image at the very end of this post.

I created the first card for my father who lives in Trinidad. I posted it over a month ago and I am so disappointed that it hasn't arrived yet. So I'd like to give a shout out to my Dad, Happy Fathers day! I don't know when I'll see you again but I want to thank you for all of your support over the years! I truly appreciate it!

I made this card yesterday for my husbands father. He is going to visit him today (in his garden, social distancing). He is so lucky to have his father living only 2 miles down the road! Unfortunately my father in law isn't able to walk unaided anymore but I know that one of the things he loves to do is visit the seaside!

I've used this stamp set so many times, yet the idea for this card only came to me yesterday. I actually created the card base a few weeks ago but I wasn't sure what to put with it. I love how ideas come together - it was just perfect for this card!

I've used the colours Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray in this creation. Can you see the very subtle sky background behind the lighthouse and sea effect below the boat? I've simply achieved by using a sponge dauber very lightly with some shapes cut of out cardstock as a mask.

To create the background I inked the Birch stamp with Seaside Spray ink and then embossed the piece of cardstock with the Subtle embossing folder.

Next up are some cards I made a few months ago! Unfortunately some of the products I've used have now retired from the catalogue. But lucky for me, I still have a nice stash of the patterned paper!

I created this card for my uncle in laws birthday back in April. As you can see, this card is very similar to one of the cards I have already shown but includes some of the stripey Sailing Home DSP that has now retired. 

I lightly used a dauber to create the blue background behind the lighthouse and also stamped the birds, before I embossed the card with the Subtle embossing folder. 

For the lighthouse, I inked the whole stamp in Balmy Blue, next I used a dauber to apply some Smoky Slate ink to the centre of the stamp, I then applied some Night of Navy ink to one side of the stamp - then finally, I stamped the image. Can you see the different colours in the image below? 

I learned this technique (not sure if it has a name?) at the Pinkies team training in Milton Keynes in February, a month before lockdown. I'd never thought about applying different colour inks to a stamp using a dauber before!

This is the card I made for Captain Tom! I was really hoping he would see it but he received over 150,000 cards so I think it's very unlikely.

I used the now retired Large Letter dies and the Sail Away DSP. I added some foil elements for a touch of luxury.

If you haven't heard of Captain Tom, here is some information I have sourced from Wikipedia .... 

I've entered these cards into the CASology challenge (week 370) - the theme is fathers day!



  1. Wonderful set of cards and all so beautifully designed to make lovely serene scenes. I love the softness of your card for CASology and how you built the layers up-wonderful. Thanks for joining CASology

    1. Hi Sandie, Wow! What lovely comments, I really appreciate it! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment!

  2. Wow - love all of these! Great color choices and I like the different textures! Thank you for joining us at CASology!

    1. Hi Karen, thank you so much for your comments! I'm very happy to receive an honourable mention for this challenge!