Friday, May 5, 2017
Sailing on the High Seas with The Captain
I had a chance to create a card this week using the Artistic Outpost stamp sets, The Captain, Ephemera Backgrounds and Grunge Elements along with the Vagabond Treasures Collection 6x6 Paper Pad and the ODBD Custom Dies- Pierced Squares and Lattice Background (all items are available from Our Daily Bread Designs).
I love participating with online challenges and incorporated the Sketch Saturday Challenge #461 (using the #401 Sketch) along with the Try It On Tuesday “Transport 04/25” Challenge and the My Time To Craft #344 “Sequins orButtons” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to check out the Artistic Outpost blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so! Inspiration is posted throughout the week on the AO Blog and the challenge galleries have wonderful samples as well!
To create this card:
1). Ink the ship image from The Captain with archival black ink and stamp onto vanilla cardstock. Immediately re-ink the same image with vintage photo distress ink and stamp over the initial image (I used my MISTI® to align the image).
2). Heat set the ink and then use a water brush to “watercolor” the distress ink over the image, adding additional watercolor with rusty hinge and walnut stain distress ink.
3). Die cut and emboss the image with the ODBD Pierced Squares Dies , mount onto espresso cardstock and trim close to the edge.
4). Sponge the same distress inks over the edges, stamp the Ephemera Backgrounds image and the large splatter image from Grunge Elements with walnut stain distress ink.
5). Die cut and emboss a piece of vanilla cardstock with the ODBD Lattice Background Die, sponge vintage photo and walnut stain distress ink over the die cut to “antique” the paper.
6). Layer onto espresso cardstock, add the dark brown twine strips along with the bow and mount the panel onto the white card front.
6). Cut the strips for the side from the Vagabond Treasures Collection 6x6 Paper, mount onto espresso cardstock and adhere to the card front using dimensional foam.
7). Add the focal image to the card front with dimensional foam.
8). Add the twine bow to the card front and mount the button to the center to finish off the card.
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit- hugs and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!