It is day 3 of our Sea Friends Series with Tina Krauer. Tina is sharing a different way to use the Sea Friends stamp set each day, for 4 days. The best part is, one lucky commenter will win the Sea Friends set!
Leave a comment on any of the Sea Friends posts on the YNS blog or Tina’s blog by 5/9/19 at midnight est for the chance to win the Sea Friends stamp set. The winner will be announced on the YNS blog on 5/11/19.
For this card I die cut the porthole die out of a piece of brown card stock. Then I embossed the whole panel after inking up my embossing folder with brown distress ink (ground espresso) to achieve an even more realistic look on the wood. Then I glued a piece of acetate over that hole on the backside of my panel. For hiding the acetate on the inside, I glued in an extra piece of paper as the same size as the panel itself – I think no one will notice the little cheat 🙂 The porthole was die cut out of shiny silver card stock. So do you agree with me, this looks like the inside of a boat, right? My idea was that you would look out of the porthole and discover the dolphins playing in the sea… and that part is inside the card 🙂
I created a water background with distress oxides; this time with salty ocean, blueprint sketch and cracked pistachio. Then I added water spritzes to create texture. I drew in bubbles with my Nuvo sparkle glitter brush pen to add extra texture. This lifted up the ink too and the bubbles got shiny and glittery this way! On this card I totally forgot to heat emboss the sentiment first, so I did it after my ink blending. This works as well; just make sure your panel is completely dry and that you used anti-static powder. Otherwise, the embossing powder might stick everywhere 😉
The dolphins are stamped onto mixed media paper (I used Canson mixed media paper again) and colored with aqua marker pens. The dot details are made with my edding pastel white chalk pen. Then I fussy cut the dolphins and glued them directly onto the panel. As this scene fills the whole panel, you still have enough space to write your birthday greetings on the left inside of the card.
Time to visit Tina’s blog for a close up look at her card. Plus leave a comment there too for another entry in to the Sea Friends stamp set giveaway. Then, stop back here tomorrow for the final day of our series.