Hope you are starting to see the wonderful signs and effects of Spring weather! It’s a sunny and breezy day in Dallas and this card reminds me of fun, beach days!
This is my April design team project for Papercraft Business Challenge blog. Please join us this month for Anything Goes, with an optional theme of birthday cards! Come join us for a chance at winning one of Lawn Fawn’s awesome stamp sets, Duh-Nuh! Check out the details and more info on the challenge following Papercraft Business’ link HERE!
To start, I took a watercolor panel and heat embossed this Stepping Stone background from Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts White Embossing powder. I used Distress Oxide inks for my water background. First I used a Stipple brush to do my first layer of water with Broken China ink. Then I used Mermaid Lagoon and an ink blending tool. I spritzed it with Perfect Pearls water, let the moisture sit for about 30 seconds, and blotted it away. I blasted it with my heat tool to make sure it was dry and I used a dry paper towel to buff the ink away that was sitting on top of the white heat embossing. I think doing this step really helped the background design pop!
I stamped several repeat images from the Duh-Nuh stamp set with an alcohol-ink friendly ink (Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink this go-around) and used a combination of Copic markers and Nuvo alcohol-based markers to color in my shark, fish, and bubbles.
Finally, I used Lawn Fawn’s Big Scripty Words die set (it coordinates with a stamp set!) to die cut out the words, “Happy Birthday”. I used Ranger’s Glossy Accents on the sentiments to give it a bit of a dimensional, glossy, bubbly look. I adhered the images and sentiments using either the Zig 2-way glue pen or foam tape.
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you join us for our challenge so I can be inspired by you. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!