This is for several challenges on Splitcoast. First the Inspiration Challenge (IC377), and I was inspired by this Fish Pin. For the Mixability Challenge (MIX4), we are to use water based mediums and I used water based reinkers and shaving cream on top of water to create my background. And last but not least, the LOVEFEST2013H challenge by Unity, colors and a picture. I used the colors as my starting point.
For my card, I used a shaving cream background, stamped the image on top. This technique has been around a while and here’s a link if you’d like the directions: Shaving Cream Technique. To make sure the image was dark enough, I also used black embossing powder and heat embossed it.
I left a narrow border around the image when I trimmed it and then attached it to dk green layer w/ a punched side and then a gold textured layer. A little sponging was added to the gold layer, the large lt green textured layer and also the 5.5 x 4.25 ivory card. The sentiment was stamped in two directions on the lt green layer and I sponged over the top of some added embossing on the left side.
|Stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations – Nature’s Beauty
|Paper: vanilla, dk green, lt green textured, gold textured
|Ink: VersaFine Onyx, various Brilliance & Adirondack dye reinkers, Kaleidacolor Creole Spice rainbow pad (used to sponge the c/s edges)
|Accessories: detail black embossing powder, shaving cream, border punch (All Night Media), mini brad, Cuttlebug organic flourish embossing folder