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Thursday, May 26, 2016

A By the Tide Work of Art and Guy Greetings Father's Day Card

I found a fun card on Split Coast Stampers that used the fish from "By the Tide" and the arch/brush stroke image from "Work of Art" It was made by Janet. I went to her website to try to find the card but I had no luck.  There was no direct link to it and she didn't list how the card was made.  SO I was on my own.  You can see her card here, it is very soft and subtle looking.  I really liked it but I was unable to find how she got her background colors. 

In light of that, I will share with you how I made mine.  First I took Pacific Point and inked up the "Work of Art" image.  I stamped it once at the top and I repeated stamping it 2 more times without inking it up again.  Then I took Old Olive and I stamped it just below the Pacific Point and stamped 3 (yes 3) more times without inking it up again.  Then I took Marina Mist and stamped just under the Old Olive, again stamping 2 more times.  And lastly I used So Saffron.  I stamped it over the Old Olive and I stamped it a total of 4 times.  One thing nice about doing this is, if there is a spot you don't like much or it has an open space to it, you can always fill it in with one of the colors that has been stamped off one to three times!  Stamp the fish using black ink and it's ready to trim and layer.

Now for the card itself.  I used Whisper White for the base of my card.  Then I added a piece of Marina Mist that I textured using the "Softly Falling" embossing folder.  Then I trimmed up the fish image and sponged the edges with Pacific Point ink. I layered it with Pacific Point card stock.

The words are from the "Guy Greetings" set. I sponged the edges and then layered it with Pacific Point card stock.  I set the fish layer in place using Dimensionals.  For the word layer I used Dimensionals on the bottom and left side and taped the top and right side to the fish layer.  And that was it.  It's pretty simple to do, though I do with I knew what colors were used in the one that inspired me.  But it's okay, I have this card with murkier water!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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