Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs July Release Blog Hop! If you came here from the sweet and super talented Sandee’s Blog, you are in the right place! If not…. you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don’t miss out on any chances to win or any of the fabulous art coming your way!!!
This month’s hop will run from 8am July 1 until 8pm July 2 EDT. The winners will be announced July 3! There will be THREE PRIZES of $20.00 Gift Certificates for stamps, and ONE GRAND PRIZE of the ENTIRE BREAD BASKET BUNDLE (The entire release!!!)!!! Simply visit each of the links and leave a little love, and end at the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop! Doesn’t get any easier!
I can’t tell you how much I love this new ship image! I’ve been wanting a great looking ship for so long and when Kelley showed us this Surging Sea set, I was over the moon! There’s just something about old sailing ships and nautical images that just float my boat, lol. And it’s perfect for masculine cards.
For my card, I sponged on the rainbow of blues from a couple of Kaliedacolor ink pads, then stamped the image in permanent black ink. It was die cut using a rectangle die I resized to fit the image. These are some of my favorite colors and they work so well for a seafaring image. Since the Kpads are dye ink, they are highly bleachable. I used a tiny acrylic paintbrush to paint the bleach onto the ship and compass rose. After it dried, I added a little yellow to the flags. You have to wait until it’s completely dry before adding color w/ water based markers, or else it will just continue to bleach. You can help it along w/ a heat tool, but back away a little.
The single compass rose was stamped on the vertical white strip and some netting from a bag of lemons was stretched over it (it looked like fish net to me). I used a circle punch for the little blue circles under the eyelets. The greeting (from Smooth Sailing set) was die cut, but not embossed, using the Spellbinders nested pennant set. I cut to the half way point, then turned the die around and cut the flag point again on the opposite end. The edge came about because I bent one corner of my 5.50 x 4.25 card and it looked funny. So I took one of the larger Labels 8 and cut the card edge and added some die cut strips of left over background.
Now I’ll send you on your way to the blog of the lovely and super talented Sabrina!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
|Stamps: ODBD – Surging Sea, Smooth Sailing|
|Paper: Neenah white, small scrap of cobalt blue|
|Ink: Ancient Page coal, Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea & Blue Breeze rainbow ink pads|
|Accessories: Spellbinders labels 8, nested pennants, & rectangle dies, Tombow makers, lemon netting, yellow eyelets, 1/4″ circle punch, bleach & small acrylic paintbrush|