I made this card for The Paper Players 100th challenge. I am really enjoying the challenges over there and can’t wait to see what they come up with for the next 100 challenges. I had the idea for this card in my head, but boy did I have a hard time getting it on paper! It took five tries to get something close to what I had in mind. I am not 100% satisfied with the results, but I do like it. The Paper Players challenge I chose was a #90, a color challenge to use Not Quite Navy, Pool Party and Certainly Celery. These colors are so pretty together! I chose the PSX Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse for my image and wanted to water color it. I stamped the image in Night of Navy and heat set it with my heat gun, but when I started to color with the water brush, the color bled. I decided to brayer the three colors on the background and then stamp the image, but I didn’t like it, the Night of Navy was too dark. Then I decided to sponge the background and stamp the image in Night of Navy, but I still didn’t like it and decided not too use Night of Navy in the Background. For number four, I sponged the background in Certainly Celery and Pool Party and stamped in Night of Navy. I liked this one much better, but I still thought it needed something more.
For number five, I decided to emboss the image with VersaMark, Night of Navy and clear embossing powder and sponged the background with Certainly Celery and Pool Party. I matted the image in Night of Navy and Certainly Celery cut with a Nestabilities die. For the background, I used a textured cardstock from a DCWV Mat Stack that matches Pool Party. I added a layer of Night of Navy Designer Series Paper matted in Night of Navy and mounted on a Night of Navy card base. I cased the layout from Roberta, this week’s Stamping Queen on Splitcoaststampers. Here is her lovely card, Vintage Spring.