Watch the how I made it here.
My first step was to create the background. I used a Hero arts stencil and sponged on two lighter blue Distress Inks on to Tim Holtz watercolor paper. This stencil is pretty intricate and took longer to get a good coverage with the blending tool. After I achieved the saturation that I wanted I spritz the piece with a Distress Sprayer. Then I set it aside to dry.
Next step is creating the critters for this card. I got out the two stamp sets that I was using for this and stamped them using the Travel Stamp Platform. For this application I used Versafine black onyx ink on Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I used the Versafine ink so that I could heat emboss them. You could also use black embossing powder but I find this way works the best for me.
After stamping and heat embossing the images (note I stamped and heat embossed the seaweed 3 times) I got out three colors of Distress ink to watercolor them in with. I smooshed the ink pads directly on to the glass media mat. Using a waterbrush I colored each sea creature and seaweed in. To color the brown of the ship I simply mixed the coral and green inks together to get a nice brown color.
After letting those dry, I cut them out with the coordinating dies and the big shot. Then I took two of the larger nesting rectangle dies and created a frame out of Surf Blue Simon Says Stamp cardstock. I smooshed the same two blue distress inks that I had used with the stencil earlier, onto the glass mat and spritz with water. I took the rectangle frame and smooshed that into the ink. Making sure to get a good coverage and mix of the both colors.
Then I set that aside to dry while I created the sentiment for this card, which comes from the Lovable Legends stamp set. I stamped it on to a piece of Neenah Dessert cardstock (a little crooked, oops) and then used my trimmer to straighten it trim it down.
I started to put this together by using a Zig glue pen to adhere the images to the stenciled background. I used the frame as a guideline so that all the images stayed in frame. Then, I remembered that I wanted to add some vellum to this scene. I used a pair of scissors to cut out a wave texture at the top. I adhered the sentiment to the lower part of the frame and then the vellum piece behind that. Then attached the frame piece to the scene and attached the entire thing to a card base and DONE!
Thank you so much for spending some time with me here. I hope you enjoyed the process. This is a little different of a card design that I have been doing but it is nice to mix it up a sometimes.
This card was made for the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge <-------- click
Color Throwdown <-------- click
Work it Wednesday <-------- click
Lawn Fawnatics <-------- click
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