Try Stampin' on Tuesday #561

Try Stampin' on Tuesday #561

Hello friends! Today at Try Stampin' on Tuesday's Challenge #561 gives us two options: using a sketch and/or using a phrase of "fun in the sun." I decided to make two cards: one that just focused on the fun in the sun/summertime feel of going to the shore (in NJ where we will be visiting family soon) and the coast (here in Oregon) and the other focused on the sketch.



Supplies used:

 

Card #1   

 To begin, I spent some quality time with my die cutting machine and die cut both of the waves and the background panels. I die cut the two waves from Stampin' Up!'s Waves of Inspiration bundle using some Tessler's Pink Pearl Paper and some leftover watercolor paper sprayed with Technique Junkies' Mindaro Shimmering Bliss Spray and some Dylusions Funky Fuchsia Shimmer Spray. The background panels were die cut using the largest rectangular die from Gina K Design's Master Layout 2 die set to cut more of Tessler's Pink Pearl Paper and the second-largest stitched rectangular die to die cut a piece of watercolor paper. 

Next, I stamped and ink blended the watercolor paper. The lower left side of the watercolor paper was stamped with the wave image from Stampin' Up!'s Waves of Inspiration stamp set with some Wow! clear embossing ink and then heat embossed with Ranger's Vintage Pearl embossing powder. Using Catherine Pooler's Chiffon ink, I ink blended over the heat embossing to create a yellow background. Next, I ink blended the rest of the watercolor panel with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and then ink blended the edges of the panel with Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide. After laying the initial layers of ink, I went over them again with the colors of ink that were next to them (for example, after adding the Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide next to the Catherine Pooler's Chiffon ink, I then ink blended again with the Catherine Pooler's Chiffon ink over the nearest parts of the light blue inked sections so that it created a smooth blend). To be honest, the lower right part of the card became a little muddy, so I decided to add the sentiment there after I was all done. Then I splattered some water over the panel's sky and then removed some of the ink with a rag as the ink reacts to the water. I then splattered more water as a way to attach more of the Vintage Pearl embossing powder to the upper parts of the card and heat embossed in an attempt to make it look like stars. Finally, I smudged a small amount of Dylusions Funky Fuchsia Shimmer Spray mixed with a lot of water onto the right part of the wave with my finger to add a little pink to that part of the waves. 

 

The sentiment came next. I stamped a sentiment from the same Stampin' Up!'s Waves of Inspiration stamp set with Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide onto a piece of watercolor paper. The sentiment was then heat embossed with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder. I then trimmed the sentiment with my trimmer and sprayed it with a generous amount of Technique Junkies' Mindaro Shimmering Bliss Spray. While that was drying, I moved onto the pink strip of watercolor behind the sentiment. I watercolor smooshed a strip of watercolor paper with the leftover Dylusions Funky Fuchsia Shimmer Spray mixed with a lot of water that was used to color the waves until there was consistent amount of color across the strip. At first, the strip was much bigger, but I decided to only add the color to the bottom of the sentiment strip, so after it dried, I trimmed it in my trimmer as well. I glued the strip behind the sentiment. 

To assemble the card, I glued the two wave die cuts over the stamped wave image and then glued the sentiment over it in the lower right corner of the card. Next, sequins from Catherine Pooler's Blackfoot River sequin mix were glued to the card panel. The whole panel was glued onto the matte (pink pearl) layer and the whole thing was finally glued onto an A2-sized card base. 

  

Card #2 

 

This fun card focuses on the fun TSOT sketch for the week. I pulled out a bunch of fun, colorful patterned paper that screamed summer to me for the basis of this card. I die cut the two panels with the pink sprinkles you can see behind the sun, and the pink cloud patterned paper (the reverse of the popsicle paper on the bottom of the card). I used Gina K Design's Master Layout 2 die set again to cut out the panels--the largest rectangular die in the set to cut the pink sprinkle (matte) layer and the second-largest stitched rectangular die to die cut the pink clouds. The two layers were glued together and set aside to dry. 

Next, I used my paper trimmer to cut out some patterned papers to mimic the sketch. The patterned papers were glued onto the card panel. 

The sentiment was created by die cutting another piece of Tessler's Pink Pearl Paper with Simon Says Stamp's Summertime die and then glued onto the card.


Finally, I stamped the sun from Simon Says Stamp's Happy Days stamp set with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink and then heat embossing with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder. It was colored in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I ran the stamped image through my die cutting machine with the corresponding die as well as a scrap piece of cardstock. The two layers were glued together for some dimension and then glued onto the card panel. Some more sequins from Catherine Pooler's Blackfoot River sequin mix were glued to the card. Finally, the whole panel was glued onto a white A2-sized card base.

We hope you are able to join us this week on Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Thanks for reading!

Comments

  1. Anna, what fun summer cards! Love your use of summer pastels on both the ocean card and the sunny card. So much love and detail went in to each one!! Great inspiration for out TSOT blog followers! -Donna

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