Friday, August 14, 2020

Summer by the Sea

Hi Friends!

As I mentioned in my previous posts, I am slowly working my way through the Splitcoaststampers over800+ sketch challenges in addition to inking up some of my older (and mostly retired) stamp sets.

This card was designed using the retired Stampin’ Up! Summer by the Sea stamp set along with a verse sentiment from the current Divinity Designs LLC set, Scripture Collection 9.

If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- beautiful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the Summer by the Sea image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto the prepared cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, color the image with water based markers and watercolor pencils.  Use distress oxide ink to watercolor the sky and once satisfied with the coloring, die cut with a stitched rectangle die.

Mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge.

Emboss a piece of eggplant designer series paper and mount onto black cardstock for the background panel.  Lightly distress the edges and sand the embossing (I had this piece already embossed in my stash and discovered it during my organization this past spring).

Ink the verse sentiment from Scripture Collection 9 using Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto the prepared cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. 

Distress with brushed corduroy/vintage tea ink using a sponge and a texture stamp.  Die cut the sentiment with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

Die cut the nautical paper with a stitched square die and hand trim the mustard paper, mount both onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

Arrange the layers onto the eggplant background (per the sketch), add the knotted hemp twine, the sentiment and mount the focal image with chipboard (or dimensional foam).

To finish off the card, use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the water and a sponge with distress ink to age the edges of the layers.

Stamp Sets: Summer by the Sea, Timeless Textures (retired Stampin’ Up!), Scripture Collection 9 (Divinity Designs LLC)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black , Stampin’ Write Markers-Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant, Dapper Denim, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Marina Mist; Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide- Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Tea Archival Distress; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant and More Mustard Designer Series Paper (Hostess Level I)- all Stampin’ Up; misc. Nautical Designer Series Paper

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr™, My Favorite Things™ Stitched Rectangle STAX A2 Set 1, retired Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up!), Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Polished Hemp Twine

Thanks again for taking the time to drop by- I hope all of you have a great weekend!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Julie, this is so pretty!

Gina's Cards said...

WOW such a beautiful card! Love your colouring and fabulous layout. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Gina xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Julie, just popped in with good fingers today to type how much I am enjoying these sketch cards and thanks for your comments over on SCS. This is a particularly stunning one, love it! XOX

Sheryl said...

Oh this is so beautiful, the words, the image - everything.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx
Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

Rene said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love it!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

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