A square card with coloured stamped images and a black and white ship in a bottle

A ship in a bottle birthday card – Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 95

I have been a subscriber to Creative Stamping magazine for a while now and I have been delighted with every issue I’ve received.  Issue 95 is full of plenty of inspiration on how to get the most out of the stamp set ‘Message in a Bottle’ with elements designed by Lisa Horton crafts

There are so many projects I want to do with this stamp set but for this first card I was drawn to the floral images that are included in the stamp set. The design of this card was inspired by one in the magazine made by Jane Tyrrell.

I arranged the stamps in one corner of a square card and stamped them with black ink.  I used a stamping platform which made it easy to rotate the card and stamp in each corner.  I coloured the images with Spectrum Noir graphic markers.

When the design was complete I die cut a circle out of the bottom right hand corner of the card.



On a 6×6 top folding card blank I lined up the aperture and stamped the sailing ship which I then masked. I stamped the bottle over the ship. When I removed the masking paper the ship was in the bottle.

The patterned piece was attached to the card blank with foam to give it a bit of dimension.

To finish the card I added the sentiments and some small clear gems.





I used the circle cut from the front to decorate the inside of the card.

There are lots more cards I want to make with this stamp set and I look forward to sharing them with you.  

Thank you for stopping by and if you like this card please leave me a comment.

Happy Crafting

Dawn xx

PS. If you have this magazine check out my shadow box picture shown on page 9 🙂


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