Hi Everyone! Elizabeth here with another fun card for DeNami Designs! This weeks theme is the beach but I decided to take it a step further and make a fun under the sea card! Lately I have been trying different techniques and combining them together. This card combines ink blending and watercoloring! I love how this card came out!
I will tell you upfront that this card is more involved than most of my cards and it took me about 2 hours to create it. I blame all the fussy cutting! For this card, I stamped out all of my images, and a few extra, onto some Inkadinkado masking paper using a black dye ink. You can use any ink that you have on hand and if you don’t have masking paper you can use post it tape. I fussy cut out all of the images, which if you know me, I hate fussy cutting but it was worth it for this card! Next, I created my scene by placing the masks on Bristol Smooth white cardstock. I did some ink blending over the masks using a variety of Distress Inks (see supplies list below for colors) to create the sand at the bottom of the sea and the water. At first, I was applying the ink using the circle motion but the edge of my masks kept coming up so I switched to pouncing instead and I love the results that I got! After I finished the ink blending, I spritzed the panel with some water from my Distress sprayer and let it set for about 20 seconds and then picked up the water with a paper towel. I removed the masks and my sea animals were mostly clean so that I could watercolor them. Before I colored them in I die cut my panel with the largest die from the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die set. Next, I colored them in using Mini Distress Inks as my watercolor with a water brush. After I colored them I adhered the panel to a top folding A2 card base with Tombow Extreme Adhesive. To finish the card, I add some glitter with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen on top of all the sea animals and sea shells. It’s very hard to photograph the sparkle you get the from glitter from the glitter pens but I promise you, it’s there and it’s gorgeous!
I hope my card inspires you to try a new technique and combine techniques to create some fabulous cards! Until next time!