Sunday, October 23, 2022

Thinking Of You Card - Challenge

I was thinking the other day that I haven't participated in a challenge lately so I looked at my regular challenge blogs and combined a couple to create this:

Heart 2 Heart; a CTMH challenge blog and their theme is to create a cool background
I used three ink pads from CTMH and paddle brushes to apply ink to the card panel. I used repositionable glue to adhere a wavy design cut from regular notebook paper to mask off some white space on the panel. I used Capri and Carolina inks for the top portion and Pewter for the bottom portion of the card panel to emulate a beach scene. I also did a little ink splatter on the 'sky'.

Stick It Down; a sketch challenge site and I used their card sketch

I mentioned above how I used a mask to follow the sketch.

Once I removed the mask, I used a beach themed stamp set to stamp some details in the 'sand' and also the embellishments. Each stamped embellishment was colored using water based markers and a water brush. Once that was dry, I used a clear glitter marker from CTMH to add sparkle.

To add even more sparkle, a bow was added by wrapping silver thread (also from CTMH) around the card front before adding another shell to the top. The larger shell was adhered using foam tape. Added three dots of Icicle Stickles on the left side of the sentiment to complete the card front panel.

To help the panel stand out, I also inked the outside edges of the cardbase using Carolina ink and a paddle brush to add color instead of using a colored cardbase or a mat.

Be sure to click over to these two challenge sites to see more of their monthly challenges.

I also filmed a process video for you to check out:

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  1. What a beautiful card! I love the seahorse/seashell combo! Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down!

  2. I love anything "ocean" inspired and your inked water and sand are lovely with your stamped images! Thank you for joining Stick It Down

  3. Great sea scene! Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart!

  4. Amazing work. I love the scene building you created. Thanks for playing along at Stick It Down. Mandi, card DT


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