Hi everybody. I have a masculine card today made using one of the stamps that came with the Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 110 with stamps from Hunkydory and the set is called Coastal Scenes and is having its first outing. I chose this boat and after looking inside the magazine got the idea for this front stepper card. I'm not one for making shaped cards very often but this appealed to me as something a bit different.
I started with the base card shape scoring a piece of A4 card at 1.75" and 3.50" which makes the front step and then by taking a small piece away until the rest of the piece measures 8" then scoring that in half for the main tent shaped card this will give you your finished 6" x 4" card. It is best to try it out on a piece of copy paper first to make sure it is correct..ask me how I know..lol.
I then used a snippet of card for the piece at the front with the boat stamped on to it in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I used a piece a bit larger and placed the stamped boat in the centre allowing for it to be cut down to fit the front step. I watercoloured it using a water brush and Distress Inks - Blueprint Sketch, Scattered Straw and Pumice Stone and added some Pine Needles with the Blueprint Sketch for the sea and some shadows with a little of the Pumice Stone. For the background on the front of the tent shaped area behind, I brayered the inks on my gelli plate using some stencil card and a little light spritzing of water, and three colours...Chipped Sapphire, Scattered Straw and at the bottom a little Wilted Violet, which when the card is stood up you don't really see. I finished by adding three little birds which I did myself with a Black Micron Pen.
Thank you for visiting me here today and I hope I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers September Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.
NBUS Challenge - Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Dare 2b Artzy August Challenge - Shaped or Fun Fold Cards.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background.