Back in April and May, I did 10 projects that I submitted for the Artisan Award Contest. This contest is opened to all Stampin’up Demonstrators. You need to create 10 projects that includes 5 cards, 3 Scrapbook pages and 2, 3D items. You must ship the whole thing to the Utha and hope that you will be picked!!! The winners were announced in July and I wasn’t selected. 😦 Since I spent a lot of time on these projects, I will share them with you, one per day for the next 10 days… I hope you will enjoy seeing the projects I made for this year!
My project for today is one of my favorite card! I used the stamp set “By the Tides” and “Open Sea” (which are still available!) Let me know if you want to order any!!!
It’s probably hard to imagine, but I started with a White glossy paper and made my own background for this card, using my sanding block, Pool Party and More Mustard ink and my sponge! (This technique is called “Faux Linen”. Check this post if you want to learn more about it!) I stamped images from The Open Sea set and distressed them by sanding the paper. The edges were also distressed and torn using the scissor edges. I wanted to give an old parchemin look and was quite happy with the result! The fish and seahorses were colored with markers and cut with the paper snips. I used the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink to make them really shiny. I also used the White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen to add some white spots for the light reflection.
The corals were heat embossed with Tango Tangerine powder. The greeting is from Word Play (now retired) and was stamped with StazOn Black ink.
Here details of the fish and seahorses:
I finished the inside of my card nicely, so here’s what it looked like:
By the Tides, Open Sea, Word Play stamp sets;
Pool Party, Early Espresso, Natural Ivory Card Stock, Glossy White Card Stock;
Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pool Party, More Mustard, Midnight Muse, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin’ Pads; River Rock, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers; White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen; StazOn Black ink; Versamark pad, Tango Tangerine Stampin’ Emboss Powder;
Heat Tool; Stampin’ Sanding Block; 1-1/4” Circle Punch, Paper-Piercing Tool and Pierce Mat; 3/16” Neutrals brad, Linen Thread; Sponge daubers; Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail adhesive.
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