Thursday, April 23, 2020

By the Dock

I hope everyone is continuing to stay healthy. This is definitely a different world than what we are used to. I have been getting caught up on those things I said I'd get to "one day". I found some fabric that I forgot I had and am going to sew bags with it. I will probably have some done by next week so check back in to see them.

I completed April's Paper Pumpkin kit this week. I was pretty pleased with myself as I received it on Friday and it was all finished on Sunday. The kit was designed to make 8 tri-fold cards. I decided to change them up a little and was able to get 11 regular A2 cards from all of the supplies using some extra cardstock. I would have had 12 but I ruined one of the pieces beyond saving. Here are pictures of the completed cards.

So for today's card, I used the By the Dock bundle. This card was one that I did with my stamp group when we were still able to get together. The dock and boat are stamped on real wood veneer. A friend of mine found a huge roll of the wood veneer in one of the common rooms at her Mom's condo building. It was up for grabs so she took some of it and kindly shared it with me and some of her other friends. I knew immediately that I wanted to stamp the dock and boat on it if it was going to work. I tried it and liked how it turned out so this card was created.

I started with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. I used the Balmy Blue ink refill and the aqua painter to paint on the water. Then I used the 1 3/8" circle punch to punch out a Post-It note. I placed this in the center of the water line so the water line was at the center of the circle. I sponged Petal Pink ink, then Crumb Cake ink and finally Early Espresso ink to create the sky. I stamped the water ripples using Balmy Blue ink and set this piece aside to dry. I stamped the dock and the boat images onto the wood veneer using the Saddle Brown Staz On ink. Then I cut them out using the corresponding dies from the bundle. I cut the little seagull off of the post on the dock because I didn't think it went well with over all look. I layered the Shimmery White piece onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and put this onto a Pacific Point card base. I attached the dock and boat using Tombo multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment on to a piece of Shimmery White cardstock using Early Espresso ink and cut this out using the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I put this onto the card front using dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this card.

What I used for this card:

By the Dock Bundle

Stitched Nested Labels Dies

Shimmery White Cardstock

Saddle Brown Staz On ink

Aqua Painter

Balmy Blue Ink Refill

Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad

Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Thanks for stopping by today. Stay healthy and safe and keep creating!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you didn't cover up that lovely saying on the Paper Pumpkin card! I made one of each in the kit today and was so sad to cover up the beautiful saying. I plan to make a couple more where I don't cover it up. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the wood veneer for the dock and boat. Do you remember when Stampin' Up! had wood veneer? I loved that stuff!