Friday, January 4, 2013

By The Tide

This card is made with one of the stamp sets in the new Stampin' Up Spring Catalog called By The Tide.
The background was made by lightly spritzing an acrylic block with water then rubbing it with assorted blue ink pads.  Remember that with any technique that uses multiple colors to always start with the lightest color and end with the darkest so you don't mess up your ink pads (or markers, as the case may be).  I gave the block another light spritz and then set it down on a piece of Whisper White card stock.

Edit 4/3/13:  The key to getting the background like this is to lightly spritz.  If you spritz heavily the colors run together more, which is also very pretty, but different.  I made a card last Summer with the colors more blended, but apparently I never posted it (since a search on Lovely as a Tree doesn't show it).  I'll photograph it and post it so you can see the difference.  We also found out at my class that it helps to have well inked ink pads (which is why you should always get the re-inker when you buy an ink pad).

After drying the card stock with my heat tool, I stamped and embossed the plant.  The fish was stamped with River Rock ink, cut out, and added to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added three rhinestones for bubbles and then put the card layers together -- card base of Whisper White, River Rock, Not Quite Navy, and then the stamped piece.


soggystamper said...

I love the background of this card and the three rhinestones for the bubbles, Sue. Thanks for telling how you made the background.
Sue Erickson

Sue said...

Thanks for your nice compliments Sue. I'm glad you liked the card. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Vicky W said...

Lovely card Sue. I am going to have to try this technique. TFS


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