Hey there crafty friends! I’m back with another card I made for SumMore Fun, but this time this is my featured post. This is still pretty exciting; being a guest designer that is.So, SumMore Fun carries a stamp line called Victorine Originals which has some pretty amazing stamps that you can build your own scenery with. I stamped each stamp in different Memento ink colors onto Canson XL Watercolor paper using my MISTI stamping tool. I then painted my stamped panel with Peerless watercolors. I really like how stamping in the different colors created a no-line affect after I was done painting. The ink colors and stamps I used will be listed below.Victorine Originals Stamps ~ Memento Ink Colors
- Dolphin ~ London Fog
- Sand Castle ~ Desert Sand
- Ocean Waves ~ Summer Sky
- Flock of Seagulls ~ Gray Flannel
After I was done painting I decided to stamp and paint the sand castle and dolphin again. Except this time I fussy cut them out and used foam tape to pop them up off the original image on my stamped panel. I really like the 3D look it created.Before attaching this to my card base I stamped in the top corner “be you” In nautical blue Memento ink using a stamp from Risin Boat set called “Imagine“, and then wrapped some blue and white twine on the left and right side of my painted panel. Risin Boat is another wonderful line of stamps that SumMore Fun carries.
After my painted panel was attached to my card base I felt it needed something more, which of course was a little bit of sequins. I decided to add blue sequins to the water which I felt was the perfect place to add it because the prettiest wasters are the ones that sparkle.No card is complete until the inside is done and I love making the inside match the front. I decided to keep the inside of this one simple by only matting white cardstock to the inside. I found the perfect sentiment in my craft stash “MY HOME IS THE OPEN sea WHERE THE STARS SHINE brighter AND MY SOUL IS free”, which I stamped out in nautical blue Memento ink. I then trimmed down the edges close to the stamped sentiment, finishing it off by inking the edges of the cardstock and the same blue ink. For my final touch to the inside I added some blue and white twine to the area where the message to the recipient would be written. Sometimes I like laying out the inside of my cards this way, putting the sentiment on the back side of the card front and then leaving the entire inside blank. A layout like this is perfect for when you want to write long messages.
***** I created a group, “The Watercoloring Orchard“, and would love for you to join. It’s a place for all papercrafters to share any papercraft that they watercolored on. But it doesn’t have to be just the traditional transparent watercolors, it can be any medium that water was used with; like your inks and markers. I would love to get sponsors for the group and eventually host giveaways but I can’t do that until I have members, so please hop on over and click join. *****
~One last thing before I go…. You still have time to join in on the SumMore Fun challenge so make sure to check it out and get crafty. ~
Well, that’s it for today and I hope I have inspired you in some way.
Thanks for stopping by.