Hi Chris here and today I would like to share with your this graduation card I made for my nephew with Sin City Stamps and ColourArte Twinkling H2Os and Radiant Gels. For my card I used:
Inks: Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black), StazOn (Black)
Distress Inks: Old Paper, Tea Dye, Weathered Wood, Scattered Straw
Distress Markers: Barn Door
Multi Media Paper : Pacon
Gauze Paper : DCWV
Brads, journaling pen, foam mounting tape, water brush, distress tool
To begin this card I started by stamping the Sin City Stamps Globes
onto multi-media paper. Your paper should be about an inch smaller than the size of your finished card. I then tore the edges of my paper for a worn look. (Hint: When tearing if you want to see the paper fibers in your tear, tear the paper toward you. If you want a "neater" tear and no fibers tear away from you. )
I then wrinkled my stamp paper into a ball. I admit it was hard to crinkle up that stamped image but the result was worth it *wink*
After I straightened out my paper I was left with this...
I then inked the crinkled stamped paper with Old Paper then Tea Dye Distress Ink. I was trying for a wrinkled map look so I just kept inking til I liked the amount of color. I then matted my paper onto a piece of gauze paper using brads.
I then took a piece of scrap paper and painted it with the ColourArte Radiant Gels (Indian Copper)
. If I did this over again I would choose a thicker. sturdier piece of cardstock. After the Radiant Gels dried I stamped over the background using Sin City's Sequence Waste
I then matted my stamped Globe paper onto this background piece.
I then stamped the Sin City Ship
onto my multi-media paper.
After fussy cutting out my image, I started by coloring my image first with ColourArte Twinkling H2Os (Meridian Blue)
on the water. Then colored the flags using my Barn Door Distress Marker. I then used my water rush to paint the ship using Distress inks using Old paper for the sails, Scattered Straw for the boat trim, and Weathered Wood for the sky.
I added a hand written sentiment and attached the ship to my card using foam mounting tape. For the inside I hand wrote.... Congratulations on completing the first part of your journey into the future.