With this challenge, it means that I actually have a father's day card done EARLY--wow! Since making this card, I've kinda been hooked on watercoloring and wanted to do another one for today's card.
This is a long ago retired stamp called Sail Away that I still love. I knew it would be perfect not only for my water color background but also for my father-in-law who makes his home on the shores of Lake Michigan. The background was created with several colors to help achieve depth in the coloring. I started with lighter shades of Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight for the water and sky. From there I layered in additional shades of blue to give depth and a wavy look. I brushed on Marina Mist, Pool Party and my new In Color love, Dapper Denim.
In the sky I layered on Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach and lastly a light wash of Blushing Bride. The sentiment is from the new set, Thoughtful Banners which has nearly every conceivable combination of words you would want on a card...and it's photopolymer (clear)....and it has a coordinating punch!
When I had the main panel completed and I went to attach it to the Dapper Denim base, I thought the base looked too plain. I didn't want a lot of layers so I did some stampin instead. I used a stamp from Timeless Textures in Dapper Denim all the way around the edge of the front. I thought it gave some interest to the card and almost looks like splashing water.
That's it for my card today--I hope you like it! Be sure to pop over to The Paper Players and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration. We hope you will join in the fun before our challenge closes on Friday, June 10th at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by!
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