July 20, 2016
I was looking through my stamp collection and found a sentiment I want to play with.
Size: Vertical side fold A2 card
Extra Details: I started with a 4.25 x 5.5” panel of water color paper. I stamped and heat embossed all of the images. For the sentiment and focal fish, I used white embossing powder. For the colorful coral and seaweed, I used VersaMark ink over my Distress Inks and clear embossing powder. For the fish, I used VersaFine ink and clear embossing ink. After the embossing was cooled, I ink blended my background. I used four shades of blue Distress ink. I added some water spots to add texture. Then I ink blended again so the water spots wouldn’t stand out too much.
While ink blending I didn’t worry about my images, so I added some clean water on them and picked it up with a paper towel. The water pulled up enough of the ink, so I could add other colors. I used Distress Inks again to water color the images.
I die cut a small stitched circle around the sentiment and red fish. I adhered the small circle flat to the card base. I popped the rest of the panel up on fun foam and the card was done.
Lawnscaping Challenge #134: Rainbow Inspired.
SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge: Nautical/By the Sea
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Clear to See, Fintastic Friends, and Mermaid for You
Dies Used: SimonSaysStamp Stitched Circles
Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron
Hope you enjoyed the card