Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop!

It's the last Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for Bombshell's Hump Day Hop! This month, Alison, our lovely and talented Challenge Captain, has decreed that the theme be "Banners".

Banners are on trend right now, but Bombshell Stamps was ahead of the trend! Many of the stamp sets include banners and there's also a set with nothing but banners! Here's a link so you can check out the stamps for yourself and count the banners!

You should have gotten here from Kelli's blog where I'm sure you saw something to wow you!

I'm the last stop on the hop.

Here's my project, up a bit late. Sorry 'bout that.

One of my first sets of Bombshell Stamps and still one of my favorites is Homeward Bound. There's something about that clipper ship that appeals to me. I do love to sail and I love the ocean, but it's more than that. I think it might appeal to my inner wanderer and adventurer. It's perfect for so many different cards ranging from Get Well (rough patch) to Bon Voyage cards to Father's Day. It's just an incredibly versatile set.

But, I digress. How very shocking! *snortle*

The ship was stamped with London Fog Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I did add some white gel pen scribbles to simulate sea foam and whitecaps. It was mounted on patterned papers from the Pride 6x6 pad and Glory 6x6 pads. Both pads are from Authentique. I love that Pride works so well with Glory, which was last year's patriotic pad. I love when manufacturers do that. It makes it easier to mix, match, and use your stash, which always makes me feel thrifty. When I feel thrifty, I get the urge to spend. So it works all around!

Hee. I digressed again. Sorry. Well, not really.

Anyway, once I was done layering the papers, I stamped the sentiment banner from the Homeward Bound/ set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored it with Copic markers. When I was done, I fussy cut it and layered it below the stamped image.

I die cut the flags banner with a die cut from Taylored Expressions from patterned paper from the Glory pad. I painted a sheet of red Core'dinations Kraft Core--Nostalgic cardstock with Tarnished Brass Distress paint, die cut it with old, Old, OLD QuicKutz star dies, then sanded 'em a bit. I adhered the small ones between the flags and used the larger stars to cover the ribbon tie thingies on either edge of the flag banner.

Thanks for visiting today!

However, if you got lost along your way, here's the...
Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop Roster!
Bombshell Stamps Blog
Glittery Katie

By the way, did you know that our hops are open to anyone who owns a Bombshell stamp, even the freebies? Why not hop along with us next month? We'd love to have you!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge: Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #122: Anything Goes
Craft a Scene: Ships in the Night -- Let's say mine is very late afternoon because I misread the challenge.


  1. Great card. Love all the details.

  2. I'm blown away! (pun intended) Beautiful Patriotic Amazing Project!

  3. Ooo this is stunning! I love your coloring, the waves and clouds look so real. I love the distressed banner too!

  4. I love when you work with Homeward Bound. You do amazing things with that set. I like that you used London Fog. I have that ink as well, and I enjoy it. Your papers and layers and banners are all fab. Beautiful card.

  5. Such a great collage Kat

    kind regards Alie :-)

  6. WOW - awesome colouring skills Kathi!
    Your comments about being thrifty remind me that I started cardmaking to save money LOL

  7. Great card. Love the coloring and paper choices. Very well done!

  8. beautiful card! amazing ship stamp.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  9. such a beautiful card - thanks so much for sharing with us this month at craft a scene! Hugs rachel xx

  10. A beautiful card, and super ship you've used for the scene. Thanks for joining in at Craft A Scene this month.

    Sue x

  11. Great card love the old ship and those patterned papers are perfect!

  12. Love you festive card and that great ship. Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  13. Gorgeous card! Love that ship image and all of the great papers you used!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Also, if you have time, please Make a Card for Maddy! And there is a fab Giveaway too!

    Simon Says DT