Coral Framed Sand Dollar
This week’s Card-a-Day Blog Group Challenge is a Color Challenge: Inspired by Fabric. Here is the inspiration fabric:
Fabric Inspiration Color Challenge
I chose Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla for my colors and created this beach inspired card. This card is one of four designs that I am doing for a gift set. I used the Branches cut file, which I manipulated to make the frame and cut the tag off of the sand dollar from the Ocean Charms cut file.
Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ocean Charms cut file from the Silhouette Online Store
Branches cut file from the Silhouette Online Store
Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral Ink
Stampin’ Up! Creamy Caramel Ink
I hve a fun technique for you today, the Splitcoaststampers Wednesday Tutorial – Distressed Watercolor Dry Embossing. This card was made for the Apron Strings Pinterest Challenge #17. Here is the challenge photo:
Pinterest Challenge #17
The colors reminded me of the beach, so I decided to use the Spellbinders Sea Beauty M-Bossabilities Folder because it gave me a good base for the Distressed Watercolor Dry Embossing Technique. I used the PSX Serenity Prayer stamp and added the shell accents with Crystal Effects.
Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! Pool Party Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo Ink
Stream Distress Ink
Sailboat Distress Ink
Mustard Yellow Distress Ink
Sea Beauty M-Bossabilities Folder
Stampin’ Up! Clear Emboss Powder
PSX Serenity Prayer stamp
Nestabilities Deckle Rectangle Dies
Stampin’Up! Crystal Effects
Here is the card I made for Inspirational Quote Challenge #2:
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
I made it to honor this week’s Featured Stamper FS278 On Splitcoaststampers, RITA WRIGHT aka kyann22. I chose this beautiful card to CASE, Gentle Leaf. I was also inspired by the print Paying Attention from this week’s Inspiration Challenge, IC339 ~ bibelot.
I used a fun technique for my masked squared, Magical Masking. First, I die cut a mask and adhered it to the panel with painters tape. A quick tip, when I use a new piece of painters tape on paper, I stick it to my t-shirt a couple of times to cut some of the tackiness. It will still hold, but won’t tear the paper. I took a piece of painters tape a little longer than my square, layed it down on the Crumb Cake ink pad and pressed into the ink. Then I layed it over the masked area, pressed down onto the cardstock and pulled the tape up quickly. Depending on how much coverage you want, you can add more ink. For my background, I wanted it pretty solid, so I made sure to ink the tape up well and pressed it on the cardstock, rubbing firmly. I also added another layer of ink going the opposite direction.
For the shell, I stamped it in Really Rust, then covered the image with VersaMark. I embossed the image with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, cut it out and then mounted it on Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals. I positioned the sentiment with my Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped it in Real Rust. I matted the panel with Real Rust and mounted it on a Naturals Ivory card base.