Hello my friends! Well apparently I am still drawn to the beach, summer themes for my cards lately. I will try to work on something else for next week. Maybe. We'll see what I am drawn to when I head down to my craft room to create. I can't believe it is only a week until Christmas. I hope you are all staying well during this crazy time. It is going to be a very different season for everyone this year. We usually have the big family dinner with all of the kids, grandkids and any friends that would like to join in. This year it will just be Doug and me. It will be very quiet but safe.
Today's card uses the Seaside View stamp set. I wanted to do some watercolouring so this stamp felt like the one to use. I started by stamping the image onto a piece of Fluid 100 watercolour paper using Jet Black Staz On ink. This is another example of my opposites attract rule for stamping. I wanted to watercolour so I knew I had to use a solvent based ink so that my image would not smear. Once I had my image stamped, I used our new water painters to watercolour all of the parts. I love these new water painters. There are three different sizes of brushes in the package - a very large brush that is perfect for doing large backgrounds or larger images, a medium one and a small one that is perfect for small images. The small one made the straw, the lime and the legs on the table so much easier to do. The colours I used are Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede and Soft Sea Foam.
Once I had my image watercoloured, I attached it to a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I had cut a circle out of using the Layering Circles Dies. I then cut a larger circle (the next size up) out of a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock. I layered this on top of the Whisper White cardstock. I tied some baker's twine around this and tied it into a bow. The baker's twine is from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon combo pack. The colour is technically Misty Moonlight and Whisper White with a layer of silver in there. It seemed perfect for this card.
I used a Misty Moonlight card base with a piece of Basic Black cardstock mat on top of it. I added my card front on top of the Basic Black using dimensionals. I stamped my sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Jet Black Staz On ink. I cut it out using a die from the All Dressed Up Dies set. I added this to the card using dimensionals.
What I used for today's card:
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's card. I really enjoyed doing the watercolouring on this one. I haven't done this for quite a while so it was good to get back to it. I feel that this image was perfect for watercolouring. And it was a beach scene so that always makes me happy!
Stay safe and keep creating!