Ready for card #1? I started with the sketch at Make the Day Special challenge #3.
And because the challenge requires you to use stamps from a company the store carries (they carry all the good ones!) I started thinking about which stamps I could use. Because I was also challenging myself to create a nautical card for the challenge #12 at The Card Concept and the June challenge at A Sprinkle of Imagination
the little fishies from Fish More from WPlus9 sprang to mind . It's one of those never-thought-I-would-have-needed-but-love-to-use-it sets. Still remember our last name?... and this card was spawned (tee hee hee). I'm callin' this one Clean and Layered. Sorta.
I even used the dots from WPlus9's Fresh Cut Florals (I've yet to make a flower card with that thought-I-had-to-have-it-cuz-everyone-else-has-it set) to make some bubbles in the Distress Inked water. The images are heat embossed with glitter embossing powder. They look like real fish reflecting the sun. Cool! Took some artistic license with the banner/sentiment part of the sketch as I am restricted to using my Dieversions "party" die cut. Does it remind you of a life preserver? It should ;))
Which brings us to card #2. I'm callin' this one Clean and Simple. Actually this beaut by Julie E. brings us to card #2. Enter a white die cut. Which needs to rest upon something. Enter the life preserver. Floating in the ocean. Nuff said.
Hooking up at Keep it Simple - Splatters. Got the water spots on the first and the watercolor splatters on the second card.
Are you getting sick of me and this die cut yet? I had my moments today. But maybe that's because I made four more cards. Come back tomorrow to see 'em. Hint: Shirley B. made me do it...
And while I toil away at invitations, DD is baking a batch of these every day in an attempt to create the perfect macaroon.
Supplies for #1:
Paper: CS Bringmann
Ink : Distress inks, Versamark
Tools: die Dieversions
Other: glitter embossing powder, crochet thread
Supplies for #2:
Paper: CS Bringmann
Ink : Distress inks
Tools: die Dieversions, circle dies MFT