Susan's Saga

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

By the Tide

Let's go all nautical tonight. It was time to make a masculine card since tomorrow is my hubby's birthday, and as he is mad keen on fishing I just HAD to buy the By the Tide stamp set, didn't I? I smuggled it in to the house with him none the wiser and snuck into the craft room while he was watching The Tourist on TV tonight. I told him I had seen the movie (I had, of course, and would have liked to see it again, but I needed to make him a card even more!) It was fun to make this card for him. The By the Tide stamp set is gorgeous.

First I made the main background by sponging and blending Certainly Celery, Baja Breze, Marina Mist and Garden Green ink across some Glossy White paper. I wanted to make a sort of oval shape with a lighter middle. It was lovely with all those blues and greens but I wanted it to 'pop' more so added a final edging of Chocolate Chip ink.

I did the same to my Baja Breeze card base bottom, then stamped some coral and seahorses across it in Chocolate Chip and Marina Mist.


Then I took Black Stazon ink and stamped my fish directly to the main background, but I also stamped him on some extra Glossy White paper, let that dry and coloured both fish in with Stampin' Write markers in various colours. I fussy cut my second stamped and coloured fish out then shaped him with a flower shaping tool and mat, and popped him over the first image with a double stack of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Then I grabbed my favourite greeting set this week, Perfectly Penned, and stamped the greeting in Island Indigo ink. I immediately poured clear embossing powder over the words so they could be heat embossed.

There are some speckles in white gel pen and silver shimmer paint as well, to make it look like the fish is trailing water drops. I just touched the end of a bamboo skewer to the paint in the lid of my pot of shimmer and then lightly touched some water trails onto the fish and background.

My main image is mounted on Night of Navy cardstock, then wrapped in linen thread and popped up over the card base.

My brother happened to be around when I finished making the card and he said he liked it, so hubby surely will. I have one male vote of confidence already, after all! Lol!

I'll let you know what he thinks tomorrow :)

Available Supplies from Stampin' Up! (some things I used have been retired):
By the Tide stamp set (clear mount) 129120
Perfectly Penned stamp set (clear mount) 122892
Night of Navy cardstock 106577
Linen thread 104199
Stampin' Write! markers
Marina Mist ink 126962
Garden Green ink 126973
Island Indigo ink 126986
Chocolate Chip ink 126979
Clear embossing powder 109130

(PS: If you have a fisherman in your life, you might want to Shop Now for your supplies)

1 comment:

Vicki Hodgman said...

Gosh Susan this card is wonderful!! Happy birthday to Hubby. I just know he loved your card. The sponging around your fish is terrific. Vx