I want to thank all of you who take the time to visit me each day- you are all such an encouragement to me!
This week has been extremely hectic and somewhat stressful- we have had quite a few tornado warnings and my DSL internet connection does not work well during rain or electrical storms so it has been difficult to post anything this week. Fortunately, we did not have any tornadoes touchdown in my neighborhood, but my thoughts and prayers are with all of those who did suffer from the devastation this past week.
I wanted to “play” with Lesley’s Sketch Challenge PP44 at The Paper Players- (see http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com for more details)- love this sketch Lesley! I decided that this sketch is perfect for a couple of the new items from the SU! Summer Mini so I decided to create a hybrid card. Check out the Paper Player's website to see all of the other examples- I was not the only one who decided to play with their new "toys":-)
To create this card:
De-static the Whisper White cardstock using the Embossing Buddy and stamp the clock image from Sense of Time with Versamark ink. Heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. Stamp the globe image from The Open Sea in Not Quite Navy (NQN) Classic Ink and repeatedly stamp the remaining images in the set in NQN as well. Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Soft Suede to antique the entire image – gently wipe off the ink from the embossed images.
Carefully cut the clock image out and tear the edges around the remaining cardstock. Heavily sponge more Soft Suede ink to give it the appearance of burnt paper. Cut a strip from the new Designer Series Paper- Nautical Expedition (love this paper) and distress using Soft Suede ink and scrunching the paper by hand. Use the Spiral Border Punch on the edge and add additional distressing with Soft Suede.
Print the ship image from My Digital Studio (I chose NQN as the color, reduced the size and “mirrored” the image. Print onto Whisper White cardstock, punch out using the Decorative Label XL Punch and distress with Soft Suede.
The finishing touches include an embossed panel of NQN using the Finial Press EF, Vintage Trinkets with the Modern Label Punch for the sentiment and an Antique Brad with the new Baker’s Twine to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Sense of Time, The Open Sea (stamp and digital stamp brush set)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, NQN, Whisper White, Nautical Expedition DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press EF, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, White EP, Decorative Label XL Punch, Modern Label Punch, Spiral Border Punch, Sponge Daubers, Antique Brad, Vintage Trinkets, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine
Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend- God Bless!