I mentioned the other day that my SIL asked me to make a beach-themed wedding card for her. Well, my stamps arrived, so I was able to get it for her in time. I used Kathy's Lily Pad Palette Color Challenge for the colors, and the Viva la Verve March 2012 Week 1 sketch. The Simon Says Stamp Challenge is Anything Goes, so I'll be entering this card there, too.
And, here's my card:
I finally bought a roll of Eclipse paper, and was able to easily mask the shells so I could stamp them on top of each other. I colored them with Copics, added Glossy Accents to the inside part of the shells that would be shiny, and used a little Ultra Fine Flower Soft as sand. After heavily distressing the edges of the image panel, I used sponges and Distress Ink to color the background. I cut a couple of die cuts with a Foliage Spellbinder die, then added Sage Ultra Fine Flower Soft to that, too, before adhering it to the edge of the image panel. The pink bg cs is embossed with a swirl pattern.
The quote on the front of the card is one I found on the web. I could have printed it directly onto the cardstock, but I prefer to make a rub on with a transparency. I like a softer, stamp-like look, rather than a crisp, printed look on my text. I stamped a small seashell image in the center of the quote, in Antique Linen, and sponged Tea Dye ink on the edges of the Curvy Bookplate die cut. The tag die cut behind the quote was a taupe color, and I spritzed it with Perfect Pearls mist to give it an aged and slightly shiny look, but also to strengthen it. I've noticed that wetting cs then heating with my heat gun, often seems to stiffen the cs, and that particular die cut was a little flimsy.
For the inside of the card, I distressed a square of watercolor paper, sponged Distress Ink along the edges, then stamped the sentiments.
I better go...sounds like the storm is back. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a wonderful weekend!
~Hugs!Stamps: Seaside Life (Flourishes); Wedding (Inkadinkadoo)
Ink: Copic markers; Distress Ink; Memento
Dies: Curvy Bookplate (Verve); Foliage, Fancy Tags Two (Spellbinders)
Accessories: D'Vine Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug); seam binding (Hug Snug); pearls; pearl brad; Glossy Accents; Perfect Pearls Mist; Ultra Fine Flower Soft
Size: 5" square