I started my project by adding a few drops of alcohol ink on to my non stick craft sheet and misted it with alcohol blending solution. I laid a piece of glossy cardstock face down over the ink and lightly pressed down with my fingers to spread the ink around. I cut the waves out using the ocean border dies, crimped and set them aside. I applied clouds on the glossy cardstock base layer using my ink blending tool and a hand cut cloud template.
I attached the back two wave layers to the card base with ATG adhesive and the front layer with mounting tape. I cut the pilings out of kraft paper using my deckle scissors, wiped them directly across the brown ink pad and tucked them in behind the waves. I cut the yellow sun, covered it with versa, embossed it with iridescent embossing powder and popped it up in the sky area with mounting tape.
I cut the birds from glossy cardstock and sponged color on them using a small dauber. I used a black marker to add the detail to the beak, feet and eyes. I popped the birds in the sky with mounting tape for added dimension and to appear in flight. I added a few birds floating around the pilings fishing for minnows.
Here’s a closer side view to see the dimension. You can click on the pictures for an even larger view. I think this is a perfect masculine card but I love it too.
Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!
I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge. Thanks for coming by today.
Kittie Caracciolo (you are here)
Paper: Glossy Cardstock, Yellow, Kraft Ink: Adirondack Alcohol Ink Stream, Distress Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo Accessories: Impression Obsession Sea Birds, Ocean Border, Alcohol Blending Solution, Spellbinders Classic Circles, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Dauber, Deckle Scissors, Wave Crimper, Non Stick Craft Sheet, Mini Mister, Versa, Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Metal Adapter Plate , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter