Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aqua Painter Birthday Beach Cards

Inspiration for these two birthday cards was from Julie Gearinger's blog.

I used the same "faux" watercolor paper as on Thursday's post.

For the aqua painting:
Place distress inkpads directly on craft sheet.
Pick up color with aqua painter.
Use distress abandoned coral for the sky-mask the sun with a circle first,
 mermaid lagoon for water,
mowed lawn and frayed burlap for palm trees.

Trees were cut from Georgia Pacific 110 lb index paper awhile ago
with Lynette's Cutttlebug At The Beach die and embossing set.
Note to self: watercolor paper works better when aqua painting.
I ran the palm trees through my corrugation tool after the ink dried
because I had forgotten to emboss them.

Make "sand" from torn cream colored paper.
Stamp multiple times and with just parts of the Stampscapes Tonal Applicator 084E
with SU creamy caramel ink.

Stamp Michael Strong's mini creatures on scrap cardstock
gecko in mowed lawn
shell in scattered straw
starfish in wild honey.
Fussy cut, sponge color on edges and adhere with dimensional foam.
The blue card base is from my stash.
Using a kraft card base, I used a Woodgrain embossed layer in white
which was sponged in creamy caramel.
then a nestabilities die cut oval from my "faux" watercolor paper.

Aqua paint the coral and lagoon as the above card
but add aqua painted "sand" with Stampin' UP!'s creamy caramel.
Use Stampscapes Tonal Applicator stamp in Stampin' Up!'s creamy caramel ink
Stamp over the sand area multiple times
using parts of the toner stamp.
Stampscapes birds stamped in Versafine Black Onyx.
The Hero Arts birthday sentiment stamped in mermaid lagoon
on a separate layer that's sponged in lagoon.

1 comment:

Diane Bouse said...

Love the texture...miss the beach.