It’s day 2 of Dare to Get Dirty on Splitcoast and this is for MY (justwritedesigns) Challenge! The details are HERE, but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member…it’s easy, just click to find out how.
I had a lot of fun making this card. It’s just my style..fun, enough detail to keep me interested, a little coloring, a little fussy cutting & colorful! I started with the background. After masking off the water area, I sponged in the very orange sky using a cloud stencil I made w/ scallop scissors on a piece of acetate. The little seagulls were stamped & I used a white gel pen on the big one. The mask was reversed to cover the sky then I sponged in the water & added the highlights. I added just a touch of sand color at the very bottom. (The palm tree was also stamped on the background as well as the frame.)
Then I stamped, colored & fussy cut the surfboards. The top palm tree is actually part of the white frame. A little technique I call “into the window” and here’s a short tutorial showing how I did it. After stamping the palm tree where I wanted it & coloring it, I first die cut the large, outer frame, then determined the areas around the palm tree I would have to cut in order to slip the corner of the die under it. It turned out to be almost all of it, lol. There are actually only 2 places where the tree is still attached to the frame. (Click any pic to make it larger.)
Please pay no attention to my blue tipped fingernails, lol. That always happens when I sponge images. The inside frame die is in place & with the corner under the tree, I ran it thru the Big Shot.
All die cut & embossed! I cut 2 more heavy frames & used a little foam tape to elevate the frame & surfboards above the background.
And here’s a look at the inside. More sponging & I left off a greeting for now. Have to decide who it’s going to!
And these are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
|Stamps: DRS Designs – Seagulls (from Seaside Dock image), Palm Tree (Rubber Stampede), Surfboards (Inkadinkado) inside – Palm Trees (Cherry Pie)
|Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Kaliedacolor desert heat, caribbean sea, Distress Inks peacock feathers, antique linen|
|Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, Copic markers, white gel pen|