Hi everyone. Well, it's time again for the Twofer Card Challenge run by our friend Darnell, and the theme this month is a 'Nautical' one. For both cards you have to use the same stamp, die or stencil but making two different cards for two different occasions, and I have chosen to use a steampunk sailing ship from a Chocolate Baroque set called Steampunk Sea World. Here are the two cards:
The first card was made using Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers on to a piece of white glossy card. I laid the inks down on my glass mat and spritzed before dragging the glossy card through them. I did this several times drying in between until I was happy with the look. I then stamped the image and the sentiment over the top of the background using Versafine Imperial Purple ink and I coloured using more of the Blueprint Sketch ink with a waterbrush to colour the ship. I also used a white Posca Gel Pen on the sails to make them whiter. I did use a baby wipe rubbed over the top which I think does brighten the colours a bit, but the result is more dramatic if you use Oxide inks as it takes off the chalky finish which obviously isn't there using ordinary Distress Inks. I wanted it to have the look of the sea, at least in colour, and I only have very few Oxide inks hence the reason I used DI's.
I finished by die cutting the topper using one of my Crealies Pierced dies and then added a white mat using a slightly bigger pierced die and mounted it on to a white 7 x 5 card.
I am also entering this card in:
The Male Room Challenge - No. 117 6th Birthday. (Congratulations to them on their six years of challenges)
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Midsummer Blues.
AAA Birthday Challenge - No. 4 For The Boys.
For the second card I have used a Sweet Dixie stencil called Splash and two colours of Brushos - Turquoise and Emerald Green. I used some Removable Tape dotted on the back of the stencil and stuck it down on to a piece of white card 6" square. I then I sprinkled the two different Brusho powders over it and spritzed with water and mopped up the excess water using a piece of kitchen towel. I did this several time to buildi up the colour. Mopping up the excess liquid seems to have in the main stopped it from leaking under the stencil too much, and when dry I used some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink over the whole piece applying it with a blending tool and then darkened the edges a little with Chipped Sapphire. I then cut the finished piece down very slightly and stuck it to a 6" square white base card.
I am also entering this card in:
Penny Black and More August Challenge - For Boys and Men.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add A Die Cut.
I then die cut a circle from more white card and stamped the steampunk sailing ship on to it using Versafine Deep Lagoon ink which I then heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I then found a Dutch Doobadoo stencil with some small dots and thin stripes and blended the Mermaid Lagoon very lightly to the background around the ship using and also added some around the edges. I finished by stamping the sentiment again using the Deep Lagoon and Clear Gloss EP and blended more of the ink to the edges before attaching it to the topper.
Thank you for visiting today and I'll see you again soon. The Twofer Challenge is open until the 24th so lots of time left to get an entry in.