Friday, February 3, 2017

Boat in a Bottle Greeting Card

Hi all,
Today I am going to show you how to create this boat in a bottle card using Sin City Stamps!

Supplies used:
Blue and black ink pads
Acrylic paints in shades of ocean blue.
The Crafter's Workshop Ledger Stencil
Molding paste
White cardstock for your card base. 
Patterned background cardstock
Gelli plate and brayer 
A spackle tool or a used gift card
Jute twine and burlap fabric or ribbon
Canvas Corp Brands Washi tape
Small sea shells, assorted seaside charms and coordinating embellishments. 
Adhesive and foam tape

Gelli Plate painting

1. Squeeze few shades of acrylic paint on to the Gelli plate and roll with a brayer to blend the colors. 
2. Place your paper over the paint and smooth down. Peel your paper off and set aside.

Close up of stamp
3. Stamp one of the shells from the Nautical set using blue ink onto the plate and then place the paper back over the top, face down. Then peel the paper back off to reveal that the shell images have transferred.

close up of painted page

4. Once your painted paper is dry, cut out a square smaller than the front of your card..

Using the stencil

5. Place the stenciling over the top of the paper. 
6. Place a bit of modeling paste at the top of the card and spread out, covering the stencils patterns.
7. Carefully lift up the stencil and set card aside so paste can harden.

Close up of patterned paper

8.Cover the front of your card with the patterned paper and then adhere the stenciled sheet onto the center.

Close up of boat in a bottle stamp

9. Stamp out the bottle stamp onto a piece of smooth cardstock and color in using watercolors.
10. Thread a charm through some jute twine and wrap it around the neck of the bottle, holding in place with tape at the back of the bottle to hold the twine in place.

close up of card
11. Adhere the bottle into the center of the card using 3D foam tape.
12. Dye your burlap with the blue ink. Place this onto your card as shown with the washi tape, sea shells and other embellishments.
close up of flowers
13. Finish your card with a stamped sentiment.

Thank you for visiting


  1. Love these amazing layers and rich colors! Great card, thanks so much Katie!

  2. Fsbulous love the ship in the bottle

  3. Nice project, Katie! I love the Sin City Nauticals, too.

  4. Very Nice card!! I love the masculine look of it, I always struggle to find stamps to create for men and these are awesome!

  5. Fab project Katie. Loving all the textures xx


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