Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sea Tide Birthday


Hello again!

My husband's birthday is Saturday, and I always like to make him a special card.  Usually they are outdoor scenes, sometimes with animals, sometimes not.  This year I decided to "jump in with both feet" using a marine theme (sorry couldn't help the pun!).  I used this week's sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for my layout.



Because the scene is so big, the card base of Bermuda Bay card stock measures 6 1/2" x 4 3/4".  I stamped various images from By the Tide and Gorgeous Grunge on the card base with the same color ink  The cross panel is Early Espresso embossed with the Boho Chic embossing folder and tied up with a bit of hemp twine.


The first step was to heat emboss the jelly fish on the watercolor paper panel with Whisper White embossing powder.  Using an Aqua Painter, I then completely covered the watercolor paper with water then dropped 2-3 drops of Soft Sky reinker, spreading it quickly over the entire piece of paper.  After letting that dry, I used a sponge dauber and a piece of card stock with a wavy edge I just hand cut, and lightly applied Bermuda Bay ink to create some movement in the water. The coral was then stamped on the edges.



The really cool sea turtle was stamped on a separate piece of watercolor paper and water colored using Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi ink and the Aqua Painter.  After drying, I cut it out with Paper Snips and adhered it to the card with dimensionals.  Both the turtle and jelly fish are part of the From Land to Sea stamp set, new this year in the just released new Stampin' Up! catalogue.

Thanks so much for taking time to visit!  I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!  Be back in a day or two with another card to share!

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  From Land to Sea, By The Tide, Gorgeous Grunge, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Confetti Cream, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, watercolor
Ink:  Versamark, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasbi, Cajun Craze, Tip Top Taupe, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay
Other:  Boho Chic TIEF, Whisper White embossing powder, Hemp Twine, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter

5 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great card. Love the water scene, very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wonderful card loved it.

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  3. Awesome card! I love all the different techniques and how you explain the steps to create the card. My husband would love this card. Blessings!

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  4. Love, love, love this card. And I like how you post step by step instructions for making it it. I changed it up a bit by changing cs and ink colors and made one for my sons birthday. Thanks for sharing.

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