Simon Says Stamp | More Nautical Encouragement Cards - We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails

Simon Says Stamp | More Nautical Encouragement Cards | Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, friends! As promised, today I’m sharing a few more encouragement cards featuring the nautical theme and of course Simon’s latest Rest & Refresh products. This release has me feeling all inspired and eager to rush back to my crafty corner to make cards! (if only there was more time to create). I even reorganized my craft area the other day, installed some new pieces from IKEA, but this is something I’ll share in another post.

Simon Says Stamp | More Nautical Encouragement Cards - We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails

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ADJUST THE SAILS CARD – DETAILS

I stamped another scene using beautiful images from the Your Light stamp set. This time instead of using rays of light with the lighthouse image I used them to represent the sun. I’m thinking these can also be used to represent the wind/movement when stamped off to the side, next to the boat. I’ll have to try that.

Simon Says Stamp | More Nautical Encouragement Cards - We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails

I also added plenty of clouds to my sky and even more seagulls. Having the seagulls stamps in 2 sizes helps to create depth for my scene – the larger seagulls appear in the foreground while smaller seagulls are flying in the background.

Simon Says Stamp | More Nautical Encouragement Cards - We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails

Simon Says Stamp | More Nautical Encouragement Cards - We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails Simon Says Stamp | More Nautical Encouragement Cards - We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails

Copic markers were used to color both of the cards, the one above and the one below. I used the same Copic marker colors as listed HERE. To create a background for this card I used a Nautical Stripes stencil. I didn’t do any precise ink blending but rather used a Copic marker’s brush and chisel nibs to create loose stripe background. I used a B00 marker and ended up with a beautiful faint background. I enjoyed this type of background created with a stencil & marker and must try this again.

HOLD FAST CARD – DETAILS

I mentioned this in my previous post, but I’ll say it again – I love this Your Light stamp set not only for the beautifully illustrated images but also for matching meaningful sentiments. Going through a very difficult time in my life this is the kind of stamp set I can’t seem to put down as stamping messages like “Hold fast in this storm dear friend” I can’t help but think of my personal struggles, and how all things in life go in stripes, if you will, in phases. After a dark one, there’s always one that brings light.

Simon Says Stamp | More Nautical Encouragement Cards - Hold fast in this storm dear friend

To make a background for this card I used a beautiful new background stamp set – Anchors. With the help of my MISTI stamping tool, this background was stamped in 2 colors of ink – Audrey Blue and Maliblue. I stamped it one row at a time masking the previous one to achieve this look.

Simon Says Stamp | More Nautical Encouragement Cards - Hold fast in this storm dear friend

MORE INSPIRATION

A few days back I shared another card featuring the same stamp set and similar coloring technique. Give it a look!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Your Light
Simon Says Clear Stamps Your Light
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil Nautical Stripes
Simon Says Stamp Stencil Nautical Stripes
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Simon Says Cling Stamp Anchors
Simon Says Cling Stamp Anchors
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y35 Maize
Copic Sketch Marker Y35 Maize
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Copic Sketch Marker R05 Salmon Red Bright
Copic Sketch Marker R05 Salmon Red Bright
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Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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Copic Sketch Marker R89 Dark Red
Copic Sketch Marker R89 Dark Red
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Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain
Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain
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Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker B02 Robin
Copic Sketch Marker B02 Robin’s Egg
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Copic Sketch Marker B24 Sky Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B24 Sky Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker B29 Ultramarine Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B29 Ultramarine Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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HOP ALONG FOR MORE INSPIRATION

If you arrived from the most talented Debby Hughes (isn’t her coloring amazing?) the next stop on this hop is amazing Amanda Korotkova.

Or if you are just starting to hop – please begin from Simon Says Stamp’s blog.

GIVEAWAY & FREE GIFT

No blog hop is complete without a giveaway, right? Comment below for a chance to win a $25 coupon to Simon Says Stamp shop. Winners will be posted on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 12th of June.

Use code CRL898 when placing your order this weekend. The code will give you the Simon Exclusive Coral Reef Ink Pad *free* (while supplies last!) with any purchase. The code will expire Sunday, 6/9 at 11:59 pm EDT.

Have fun crafting!

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181 Comments

    1. These are great cards and it looks like you used some sort of glossy accent on the sails. Looks great! I also really like the backgrounds. You’ve inspired me to get to tryin’ a dry embossed background using a stencil. I really like the sentiments with this stamp set too. Great for encouragement and I love all things about the ocean/beach. Looking forward to the set arriving at my door (hopefully soon!). Thanks for sharing your creations, Yana.

    1. Your cards are gorgeous! I absolutely love these nautical scenes, especially how you offset the sailboat on your card- such a beautiful and interesting look! The lighthouse is one of my favorite images, too!

    1. Love this nautical theme for cards of encouragement! Yours are beautiful.

    1. Your nautical cards are all fantastic. Love the red sails. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Your nautical cards are wonderful Very well thought out

    1. Your beautiful cards are always a shining light to me! Hope & prayers to you through your difficult time 🙂

    1. Wow, that was a burst of Summer on a page…..being on vacation at the sea shore is one of my favorite places to be. The sentiments are great, but I can also see so many of other sentiments fit with these beautiful images. Great cards Debbie!!! Super uses of those backgrounds also. I am just loving this new release. Thank you so much for being among the artists on this hop!

    1. Really love your card with the anchor background and it’s message. I love all your nautical creations.

      1. Your cards are always so beautiful, Yana! You’ve captured the summer feeling perfectly with these cards.

    1. Love these cards with the nautical theme and the sentiments are perfect way to provide encouragement.

    1. What beautiful encouragement cards. I love your backgrounds and ideas and I love the sentiments from SSS. Perfect combination! Thank you!

    1. I grew up near the sea and your nautical themed cards remind me of happy times.

    1. Delightful cards. The first was my favorite. Lovely composition.

    1. What wonderful encouragement cards Yana! The sentiments in this set are great. Your set up of back-
      grounds is always so well done. I love the sails on the sailboat. Thanks.

    1. Your cards are beautiful and very refreshing ! I can feel the cool wind in my living-room.

      1. All these fantastic sea designs are definetly putting me in a mood to be on holiday at the seaside, great new release x

    1. Such great encouragement cards & we all know someone you can use a lift! Thanks for sharing.

    1. These cards would be perfect for my husband who grew up in a home overlooking the ocean. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    1. I love the two-tone SSS Anchor background on the same color family card stock on your card. It’s all so complimentary. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I love these cards using the new Simon Says Stamp products! The techniques you used to color the cards are inspirational! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

    1. All are wonderful and the glossy accents on the sail was a good touch. Nice sentiments, well used.

    1. Love your “seaworthy” cards! 🙂 The new nautical stencil is a must have.

    1. Your cards are phenomenal. The backgrounds are stunning. I love the stamp set and what you’ve done with it. I always enjoy your talent. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. I love the nautical theme and the hopeful symbolism it represents! Your cards are beautiful and may you have better times!

    1. These are fantastic cards Yana and “hold fast my dear friend…” . I am still praying for you and your Mom.
      Also, I am looking forward to seeing your craft space with your new Ikea pieces one day (when the time is right)!

    1. Best encouragement sentiments! I adore the background for the sailboat. Beautiful cards as always, Yana. Thank you!

      1. Beautiful cards! Love the stamps and sentiments.
        Thanks for sharing.

    1. Best encouragement cards and sentiments! Your coloring is amazing. Love your creativity and the glossy accents on your sails!

    1. WOW! I love your designs always, but that stormy scene is incredible! Thanks for sharing…

    1. These are such beautiful and encouraging cards!! I love the look of the anchor background.

    1. Stunning cards! Love the sentiments and that stamp set!

    1. The nautical theme is beautiful, and I love encouragement cards. Two thumbs up!

    1. Lovely scene Yana! I love the details on the sails and the sentiments on this set. Awesome card! TFS!

    1. Lovely, I am not much of a nautical crafter but these cards are so pretty.

    1. Both are wonderful. I really adore this set. It is definitely on my must have list.

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