Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sanding You Warm Wishes

Hi Crafty Peeps!! It's summertime! It is hot and humid! And I really wish I lived close to the beach right about now!!
But, as luck has it, I'm several hundreds of miles away from the nearest beach. That just stinks!! Oh well... if I can't go to the beach I might as well bring the beach to me, right! Right!! Because I'm in a "beachy" mood today!

Supplies Used
Sunkissed Greetings (Pink and Main)
Hello Sunshine (Pink and Main)
Stitched Greetings (Pink and Main)
Stitched Greetings Dies (Pink and Main)
Scallop Waves Die (Pink and Main) 
Stephanie Barnard's Card Scallop w/ Greetings Drop-Ins Die (Sizzix)
Watercolor Stack (DCWV Inc)
Pastel Stack (DCWV Inc) 
Ebrush (Craftwell)
Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Color Pencils (Spectrum Noir) 
Alcohol Markers (Spectrum Noir) 
3D Foam Adhesive
White Gel Pen (Sakura)
Momento Onyx Black Ink (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
Low Odor Mineral Spirits
Blending Stumps

First, I stamped my image on white cardstock using Momento tuxedo Blank Ink. I usually stamp several images at once and then color them all at the same time. I also like to stamp "extras", just incase I make a boo-boo along the way. You never know when an accident may occur... like those instances where little hands wander onto your work area and snatch your work. It's always good to just be prepared!

I like to coloring my images with color pencils and blending out with low odor mineral spirits and blending stumps. Especially on smaller images it's really hard to color and shade, so I find that a well sharpened pencil tips fit perfectly into those hard to color areas. Once done coloring my images I hand cut the images out. If I have the matching dies for the images I will use those.

For my card base I used this scalloped card set by Stephanie Barnard. Because I used a faux watercolor type technique of my images I chose to use pastel colors and muted tones for the card base and mat. I found that if I  use bright and bold colors while using this coloring technique, it seems to was out the images and the colors in the image will not show up true to the actual colors. 

So, for the card base I used DCWV 's Pastel Stack and for the scalloped mat I used patterned paper from DCWV's Watercolor Sstack.

The scalloped card die set didn't come with a plane mat die. Instead it has word cut-outs. I really wanted to have a matted front... so I used Pink and Main's Stitched Rounded Rectangles Dies. The third largest die makes a great mat for for my cardbase. The width was perfect, unfortunately, the height wasn't.

To make my rectangle seem taller, I cut out 2 rectangles. One for the sand and one for the sky.  Then overlap at the ends.

I ebrushed the edges of my leafy paper with my Spectrum Noir DG3 alcohol marker, the light blue paper with SN TB1, and The sand colored paper with SN TN3. 

Then, I ran the scalloped mat  and through my Xyron Creative Station Lite.

Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Sunkissed Greeting set, using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I also stamped the stitched oval from the Stitched Greetings set around my sentiment. Then cut out using the matching Stitched Greetings Dies Oval Die.

Lastly, I added adhesive foam for dimension under some of my elements and adhered all the pieces of my card together to create this super cute beach scene.

And here is my finished card...

You can see how just how much dimension the foam adhesive adds to the card.

I hope you really enjoyed the summer beach card project!!

 Have a beautiful, sunny, beachy, type of crafty day!!

~ Mitsy

1 comment:

  1. This is a darling card. Expertly done as usual. I pinned!