When I went back to comment on cards in the sketch challenge gallery, I realized that there were supposed to be 2 pieces for the base. I decided to go with a nautical card. The bottom is Pool Party embossed with the Houndstooth ef, and the top is Crumb Cake in the Striped ef...both are lightly sponged with Soft Suede. The strip across the middle is Riding Hood Red embossed in a Cuttlebug skinny ef. I stamped the ship's log in Soft Suede onto Natural Ivory then crumpled, sponged, tore etc. The image was previously done with an Aqua Pen and Water Color Crayons...I tore the edges and because it looked too white, I sponged over the top of the whole piece with Soft Suede. The anchor is a piece of cs punched in the oval shape pushed into a Versamark pad then embossed with a mix of black, silver and gold ep (I made this mix before SU came out with pewter which looks similar). I did 3 layers of this then imprinted the anchor in the hot ep after inking it first in Versamark then Basic Black ink. I couldn't figure out where to put a sentiment and just gave up after several tries! Maybe I'll just put in on the inside of the card!
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 GMT Views: 2834
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Wed, Feb 08, 2012 @ 11:39 AM
wow. I love everything about this card. the way the layering and textures go together and the color combination, the layout, the theme, the faux metal piece. Love it all. great job! Thank you for sharing and for the detailed explanation!
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Wed, Feb 08, 2012 @ 11:56 AM
Very nice vintage looking masculine card, Gail. Love that faux metal anchor and nautical is one of my favorite themes! My husband served in the USN for over 26 years, and I was with him the whole time.
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