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Vintage Ship Enjoy Your Day

Updated: Mar 4, 2021

I saw Jennifer McGuire take some embossing folders and distress them with a sanding block to make them pop on the page. She used white cardstock that she had ink blended. I wanted a subtle look and so I used a dark gray cardstock and ink blended it with even darker ink and ran it through the Big Shot. When I used the sanding block you could hardly tell any difference, but I decided to put them to good use.

This first card uses the Sizzix 3D Texture Plate Foundry. It made me think of the metal used on ships and so I pulled out Stampin' Up's The Open Sea and stamped it onto some white cardstock and then added a little bit of watercoloring. If you don't use too much water you can get away with watercoloring regular cardstock.

I cut the image into a circle and stamped the sentiment. I wanted it to look like someone was looking out a porthole on a ship, so I took two circle dies to create a frame. I tried using a stylus to add some screws to the frame, but it wasn't very visable, so I pulled out Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black and added them to the frame and it worked great.

The embossed panel was adhered to a top folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. The focal image was adhered by adding foam tape to the back so it was a little more dimensional on the card. I didn't like the stark white edges around the black embossed panel so I used the same ink blending brush to add a little gray to the edges and the card was done.


· Stampin’ Up The Open Seas

· Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday

· Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

· Altenew Inks: Pure Graphite, Industrial Diamond, Silver Stone

· Copic Markers: B00, B000, B0000; BG02, BG01, BG000, BG0000;

· Sizzix 3D Texture Plate Foundry

· Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies

· Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black

· Darice Foam Strips

· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Slate Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

· Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

· Nail Buffer Sanding Block

· Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze

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