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
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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
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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
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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
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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. Stunning cards! Beautiful coloring, gorgeous designs.

    1. Gorgeous cards, Yana. I love the sentiment on the first card so much (if I still did needlework I would embroider it on a pillow!). The nautical themes are wonderful.

    1. Love the dimension on the sails of your first card. Brilliant.

    1. Your cards are always great. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Yana, your cards are just beautiful! I can almost feel the ocean breeze when I look at them. Well done!

    1. super sweet cards – thanks for the masculine ideas:)

    1. Love these beautiful ocean scenes! Lovely cards with gorgeous coloring and details!

    1. Such color, fun cards, I can smell the ocean water and breeze!!!!

    1. Your nautical theme is so realistic. It really makes me think of summer vacation. Thank you.

    1. Your cards are so awesome, Yana! Love the soft coloring & I can see so many times I could use those wonderful sentiments. A great stamp set!

    1. You rocked the nautical theme and I love the positive thoughts of your work. Much thanks for sharing.

    1. I agree that the -Your Light- set has some great sentiments. Not only did I enjoy seeing your coloring of the images, but liked the great tips for a 2-color Anchors background . Thanks.

    1. I so love nautical design! I enjoyed watching your process using this new release!

    1. Beautiful cards Yana! Your coloring is stunning.
      As you said, the messages are inspirational and suitable for many occasions. Love it!

    1. These are definitely frame worthy! So pretty, thank you for sharing your steps with us, I just love the nautical theme

    1. I so love all the nautical stuff in this release. The sentiments in this set are really wonderful and I love the cards that you created!

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