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
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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
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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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
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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
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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
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
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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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180 Comments

    1. Love all your beautiful cards and appreciate the encouraging sentiments. Can’t we all use some encouragement now? Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Beautiful cards, your coloring is done wonderfully. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Very pretty Yana. I am drawn to light houses and I really like the way we use blue for water and also for the sky, it doesn’t hurt that blues my favorite color!

    1. Stunning cards, beautiful coloring!!! Love this stamp set as well, the sentiments are so perfect for pick me up cards!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

    1. Beautiful as always. I’m always so inspired
      Take care Tracy

    1. Your cards are really pretty! I love the sentiments that are with this set.

    1. super sweet nautical themed creations – love all the sentiments too!!

    1. Love theses cards, beautiful coloring!!! Love this stamp set as well, the sentiments are so perfect! Thank you for sharing!!!

    1. Your designs are great! From background to foreground such attention to detail. Tyfs!

    1. Another great set of cards, Yana! I love the nautical theme on this set and the combination of elements. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us all!

    1. I love them all, this set is so much fun with great sentiments. As usual you did a great job with the coloring and the designs too

    1. What beautiful cards!! Love the striped background and thoughtful sentiments.

    1. Your cards are fantastic and use of copics is amazing. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Dear yana
      Your coloring at any time can make my nerves calm. I am so much in love with your coloring. Hugs

    1. Yana I love these cards!! They are so bright and summery and I am just loving the nautical theme… I espeically love your first card using the striped stencil!

    1. Always love your clean card designs. They are very refreshing. The white on white striped background is fantastic!

    1. Always love your clean card style. Love the white on white stripes.

    1. Yana, your cards are lovely. I’m new to creating with stamps and blending colors. I was more into cards kits and putting them together, than actually creating from scratch. I’m hoping to change that now that I’ve discovered Simon Says STAMP. I’ll be back for more inspiration! TFS

    1. Love the nautical theme. Perfect for the start of summer

    1. Yana, your cards are as always beautiful! I can’t wait to get my order & make some beautiful cards too.

    1. Awesome cards!! Beauitful coloring and I love the backgrounds you created for them!!

    1. Lovely cards Yana! I love the different looks you got using the same Your Light stamp set while keeping to the same color palette.

    1. Absolutely amazing cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. I love this nautical set, and your cards are wonderful, Yana. I always forget the finishing touches, like adding a bit of gloss!

    1. Makes me feel like I’m at the beach. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Love the nautical themed cards Yana–this is another wonderful release from Simon!

    1. Gorgeous cards Yana and indeed the sentiments are great! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous inspiration.

    1. Your coloring skills are awesome. I love your work. I do agree, I love that new stamp set. It’s really a very nice set. It will be added to my collection soon, especially since we live near the ocean. I do love your cards, thank you for sharing.

    1. Yana, great job on your nautical scenes. I love the new products.

    1. The nautical team is great; your cards are beautiful.

    1. I love the nautical cards. Perfect for masculine recipients .

    1. Wow – all of your cards are simply awesome! I love this nautical theme stamp and your coloring on your cards is beautiful!! Great Release SSS!

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