Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tidal Birthday

Hi there!  I've made a card for the terrific sketch challenge at The Paper Players.  Last week was the Players 300th challenge and  I was bummed that I didn't have time to join in the celebration, but this week (finally) I was able to catch my breath at work and at least put together a card for the current challenge.

I used the sketch to make one more of the many masculine birthday cards I need in the next 6 weeks for family and friends. The stamp set By the Tide was perfect for the recipient of this card because he is a diver and fisherman.

The coral and fish were both heat embossed and then colored with inks and watercolor paint brushes.  For the coral, after embossing on watercolor paper with SU White embossing powder, Island Indigo and Pool Party inks were used to create the "water".  I asked my husband what color the fish should be and he said a greenish brown, so I mixed some Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzaz to apply after the fish was heat embossed with the new SU Copper embossing powder.

I searched Pinterest for an example of a nautical knot - lots of good tutorials out there!  I made it with two strands of hemp twine that were then wrapped around the back of the Pair Pizzazz panel.  The dsp is long retired from Stampin' Up!.

Well, thanks so much for looking - as always your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Please be sure to use the link above to visit The Paper Players and enjoy all the wonderful inspiration!

Until next time...


Product details
Stamps:  By the Tide, Four You
Paper:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Watercolor, Soho Subway dsp
Ink:  Versamark, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Other:  Hemp Twine, White and Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Paper Snips, Watercolor paint brushes


Bev Polen - Guneaux Designs said...

Wonderful card, Stef, and the nautical knot is perfect! Love the embossed fish and coral!

Nance Leedy said...

Stef, this is gorgeous. Simple design but rich in details and textures. Love the nautical knot--perfect for a masculine card. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week!