Wednesday, June 20, 2012
As much as I love to design feminine cards, I do have three grandsons and they all have birthdays coming up soon, so I need to create three cards appropriate for them. I have these Marianne Design Dies from Joan's Gardens that are perfect for a card for one of my grandsons. The sail boat is one from the Marianne Design (LR0199) die set. There are two boats in this set. The lighthouse is a new die Marianne Design (LR0321). I wasn't quiet sure how I could build a scene out on the ocean with just the dies, so I used a Heartfelt Creations stamp for my background. I believe this particular stamp has been discontinued but there are other Heartfelt Creations lighthouse stamps you can get. The scene was colored with Distress Markers. I placed the die cut lighthouse over the stamped one which gives it added dimension. When you die cut this lighthouse, it cuts out some of the areas so I die cut it twice so I could insert the red strips on the base of it. Distress Markers were used to color the top portion.
Some clouds were part of the stamped image, then I used a cloud stencil to sponge on a blue sky creating more clouds. The sail boat was colored using Distress Markers. Both the lighthouse and sailboat were lightly sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink to tone down the white. I used a black marker to add some additional "waves" in the ocean. To give the water some "white caps" I used a new product I am really in love with. You can purchase it from Joan. It is called "Copic Opaque White". It is a thick white liquid that you add with a paint brush. It is truly opaque. I can imagine a lot of things I will be using this new product on -- especially when it comes time to design Christmas cards. I'm sure this is another product you will love having in your supplies. The pretty sentiment is from another new stamp set from Joan's Gardens. It is a "Tina Wenke" clear stamp set called "With Love".
Tomorrow it will be time for a new Challenge at Joan's Gardens. We have a fun challenge for you so hope you will come back to see what we have planned for you.
All the products I use can be purchased from Joan's Gardens
Marianne Design (LR0199) sail boat
Marianne Design (LR0321) lighthouse
Copic Opaque White
Tina Wenke "With Love" sentiments (set of 5 sentiments)
Heartfelt Creations lighthouse stamp