Believing Is Seeing

Close up, Open Sea
With all the May flowers yesterday, I thought I’d create a “Mayflower” card today!  It uses another technique I’ve been wanting to try.  You apply distressing ink on card stock, then spritz it with water and smoosh another piece of card stock on top of it to pick up the ink.  I love the soft, watercolor look, and our Distressing Essentials kit is perfect for this technique.  I used all four colors in the kit for this one.  This card was inspired by Melanie Schulenberg.  She created a gorgeous “painting” with the digital version of this set.

The Open Sea Stamp sets:  Just Believe, The Open Sea; Ink:  Night of Navy craft; Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler classic; Night of Navy stampin write marker; Paper:  Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Vellum card stock; Other:  Big Shot, texture plate – “Weave,” clear embossing powder, blender pen, stampin’ dimensionals, baker’s twine – Early Espresso/Whisper White, 1-3/4″ circle punch, brads – neutrals, distressing essentials kit, silicone rubber, impressions pad

After I created the background, “The Open Sea” seemed perfect for the design.  I stamped the passenger log in Crumb Cake, the stamped the ship in Early Espresso.  I stamped it again on a Very Vanilla scrap and added a little color to the sails, flag and water.  Then I cut out the second one and adhered it over the first with dimensionals.   This makes a great all occasion card, expecially for a guy.

On more of the background paper, I stamped the earth in Early Espresso, then cut it out.  I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum card stock (Not Quite Navy craft ink with clear powder).  That saying just seemed to fit the spirit of the first settlers from Europe.  They had no idea what they were getting into or even where they were going, but they believed there was something better.  (Do you hear the music?  They used to do that on the old TV show, Green Acres.  Every time “Oliver Douglas” would wax poetic about our great nation, they’d play patriotic music in the background.

Have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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