Fortunately a new Seasonal catalogue is just around the corner and my pre order has a beautiful background stamp that is just perfect!
The background stamp is called "hardwood". It works so well with "The Open Sea" .
I chose Bermuda Bay and pool party inks to stamp the world map and ship sailing across the whisper white 6.6cm circle punch.
I was trying for a Sailing theme here with a port hole in the wood panel wall of a ship. Using a piece of vellum I stamped my ship in Bermuda Bay ink.
Of course the boat-theme was just crying out for some rope and knotted twine. This one comes brand new in a Saleabration free pack of Sorbet coloured accessories.
The twine is attached with glue dots and a touch of two way glue pen.
The Happy birthday is a cute little sentiment from the Hostess rack called "Postage Collection".