I absolutely adore this gorgeous stamp set! To begin, I first stamped my images onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then used Copic Sketch Markers to color them.
Copic Colors Used:
- Greens: YG0000, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG17, G28
- Yellows: Y00, Y13, Y15, E34
- Orange: YR00, YR02, YR07, YR18, E35
- Reds: R02, R14, R29, R46, R89, RV99
- Purples: V000, V01, V04, V06, V09
- Teal: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG49, BG09
- Turtle Shell: E81, E84, E97, E89
** I tend to use 5-6 Copic colors for each blend that I use to color my images. I find that this usually gives me an easier time blending and still allows me to get some nice contrast without overworking the blending. However, you can easily choose 3 colors from each category above and get a similar look. **
Once my images were complete, I set them aside to work on the background. I trimmed another piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock to 3.5″ x 8.5″ and then used a wonderful Subtle Resist Technique shared by Jennifer McGuire a few months ago. Basically, you use Clear VersaMark Ink alone (without embossing powder) to create a very subtle impression of whatever stamp you are using. On my card today, I used the new Mini Bubbles Background Cling Stamp to add a subtle stamping of bubbles to my background. You can check out Jennifer’s amazing tutorial on this technique HERE.
Once my clear stamping had dried, I then blended some Distress Oxide Inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Chipped Sapphire) onto my panel. I loosely splattered this blend with some water using a #4 sized paint brush and allowed it to sit for a minute before blotting it dry with a clean paper towel. I added some sand at the bottom by blending another strip of smooth white card stock with some Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink and diecutting it with the Kinetic Straight Waves Die Set. I added some detail with some brown Copic Markers and then trimmed the sides to fit my background panel. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment with Black Ink onto the lower right hand corner and then adhered this panel to my card with some liquid adhesive.
Lastly, I trimmed my entire panel to 3.25″ x 8.25″ and adhered it to a folding background panel cut at 8.5″ x 7″ and scored at 3.5″ on the 7″ side. I then added my images with some 3D Foam Adhesive Squares to give my card some dimension.
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