Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs July Release Blog Hop!
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.
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|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