Wednesday, June 10, 2020
TCC137 Fun at the Lake
I love all of the textures, colors along with the fishing gear in our inspiration photo- perfect for a masculine card so I thought it would be great for Father’s Day!
I am still making an effort to ink up some stamps that I have not used in a while and this image reminded me of the retired Angler set from Stampin’ Up!. I decided to pair it with a sentiment from the retired Verve stamp set, Strong Anchor (I never had a chance to ink up this sentiment before :-)).
The main image took a while to watercolor but the rest of the card was fairly quick.
I am also participating with the Simon Says Monday “It’s A Man Thing” Challenge along with the Cardz 4 Guyz #246 “Father’s Day” Challenge and the Sparkles Monthly #128 “Use A Real Stamp” Challenge.
To create this card:
Ink the main image along with the fishing fly image from the retired Stampin’ Up! set, Angler using Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto white cardstock and heat set with a heat tool.
Watercolor the images using watercolor pencils and water-based markers (it took several layers of color before I was satisfied). Watercolor a bit of antique linen distress oxide ink to “antique” the paper and add texture using vintage photo distress ink with a splatter stamp.
Die cut the main image with a stitched square die and the fishing fly image with a stitched circle die. Mount the die-cut square onto espresso cardstock, trim close to the edge of the square. Die cut a larger circle from espresso cardstock, mount the stitched circle image onto the espresso circle.
Stamp the sentiment from the retired Verve stamp set, Strong Anchor onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat tool and add a bit of color with antique linen distress oxide ink along with the spatter image using vintage tea distress ink.
Die cut the sentiment with a stitched circle die and mount onto an espresso die cut circle. Add the sentiment behind the main focal image and adhere the stitched circle with the fishing fly to the top corner.
Trim a piece of designer paper (this was from the retired Wood Textures paper stack from Stampin’ Up! pack), distress the edges and mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock.
Emboss a piece of dark green cardstock with a diamond embossing folder (I thought this folder would look a bit like a fish net:-)), mount onto espresso cardstock and distress the outside edges. Adhere to the card front and mount the entire background panel onto a white card base.
Knot a piece of hemp twine and add to the card front (I left the center free of knots so I could mount the focal image panel onto the card).
Create the small photo corners (I created these by hand), add to the opposite corners and insert the pewter brads.
Mount the layered main image panel to the card front using dimensional foam to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Angler, Timeless Textures (both retired Stampin’ Up!), Strong Anchor (retired Verve Stamps)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Derwent™ Watercolor Pencils and Water-Soluble Graphite Pencils- oranges, greens, reds, grays, black), Stampin’ Write Markers-Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Island Indigo, Poppy Parade, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi;, Tim Holtz™ - Antique Linen Distress Oxide, Vintage Tea Distress
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow; retired Stampin’ Up! Wood Textures designer series paper
Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr™, My Favorite Things Stitched Square and Circle STAX Dies, Sizzix™ Circles Dies; Sizzix™ Diamond Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, Pewter Brads, Natural Hemp Twine, Distressing Tool