Wow! It's Friday! Where did the week go? It's time for another Design Team card for As You See It Challenges. Today's card just seemed to evolve into a sea theme using By The Tide stamp set. Here is the thought process that helped me to end up there: I started with the sketch for As You See It Challenges #078:
Then I decided, that with all the open space at the bottom, I could use the Irresistibly Yours DSP, and I decided I would use spritzers on it. As I looked through the spritzers I already had mixed, I saw I had both Island Indigo and Pistachio Pudding, a colour combination that I just love. I chose this particular decorative design from the six designs in the package that you can earn free with a $60 purchase until the end of March, during Sale-A-Bration.
I spritzed the paper and discovered that the Island Indigo also had some Shimmer Smooch Spritz in it and I ended up with a beautiful shimmery background that reminded me of fish scales. Because I have been wanting to do another seaside card, I ran right over and got out my By the Seashore and By the Tide stamp sets and this is what resulted:
- The netting you see on this card is actually some gauze bandage added to a layer of Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, which dries clear. I added it in the bottom left corner and up the left side and partially along the bottom edge, folding it over to vary the thickness and density and give the card some texture. I had to use a sheet of acetate to press the gauze down, because once the glue got on my fingers, it was actually destructive using my bare hands!
- I stamped the images from By the Tide and By the Seashore using Island Indigo and Pistachio Pudding ink on Whisper White, and put my ecutter to work, trimming the images to use. I added them to the card front using Glue Dots.
- The banner across the top is embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and I added some Sweet Sadie Washi Tape and White Baker's Twine.
- The sentiment is from the And Many More stamp set, stamped here in Island Indigo. The final touches were some sequins from the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim. You can easily remove the sequins from the trim and glue them to your project separately using a tiny dot of Liquid Multipurpose Glue.
I hope you enjoyed having an inside look at the creative process that goes into creating your own card design. I hope you will let yourself "evolve" a card. Maybe you will want to give this As You See It Challenge a try. See you on Monday, and have a great weekend!
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