Wooden Boat

Susan Robinson
August 9, 2021

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Very happy with the way this card turned out! I love the combination of rust and teal together.

If you’d like to emulate this card, the steps are as follows:

  1. using a sponging block, cover white card with Vintage Photo Distress ink
  2. stamp the ‘Sand,Sun,Summer’ 3590E (from Stamp-it) in Coffee Archival ink at top right
  3. lay Chevron stencil over card and sponge Walnut Stain Distress ink through narrow chevron pattern. Then sponge water through the wider chevrons. Lift off and dab dry. Splash a few droplets of water to right of card. Dab dry.
  4. brush small amount of Turquoise Perfect Pearl powder over center area of card. The water will have bleached the ink from the card, (leaving behind the shape of the stencil pattern), but the Pearls will stick to the Distress ink left on the card, around the patterns. Cool hey? Though they may feel dry to the touch, Distress inks actually stay wet for quite a while.
  5. stamp ‘Beached’ 2724E boat (from Stamp-it) across bottom of card, and again onto some white scrap card. Colour in with watercolour pencils. Apply Distress clear ‘Crackle Paint’ over the top. Set aside to dry.
  6. when crackle varnish is dry, run a sponge with Vintage Distress ink over it. The darker ink will sit into the cracks. Wipe with a soft tissue to remove any ink sitting on the surface. Cut out boat and Magic Mount it over same image on card.
  7. rub some mustard chalk over bottom of card. Apply smudges of glue, sprinkling real sand over (make sure it’s white sand of a fine texture). Set aside to dry.
  8. sponge Sepia ink around card edges and adhere card layers.
  9. apply Glossy Accents to major swirls in ‘S’ symbol of stamp to highlight. Set aside to dry.

I loved this card so much, I tried to replicate it myself, using different stamps and softer colours. If you’re having a go yourself, keep in mind these 2 things:

  • the darker the ink, the more contrast you’ll see with the water effect.
  • the paper you use will make all the difference to the end result. So if your first attempt isn’t satisfactory, try it again using a different paper.
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Summer Hibiscus

Susan Robinson
August 9, 2019

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We’ve had such beautiful sunny weather this winter, some days I feel like it’s summer already! Inspiration for this card.

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