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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hobie Cat

This is my husband's absolute favorite card. I think my son-in-law will like it too, since he owns a Hobie Cat and that's what this sailboat looks like. It's another of the cards we made at my brayer class yesterday.

Have you seen Stampin' Up's new Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks? They are wonderful for several reasons: (1) I can envision using every design; (2) the stacks come in tablet form; (3) there is one tablet for each color collection and includes every color in that collection; and (4) each pack contains 40 sheets! The strip I used on this card is Poppy Parade from the In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack.

To create the rolling sea, I tore a piece of scrap paper and covered the top part of the 3-1/4" square of Bashful Blue card stock. The scrap served as a mask and the torn edge gave me the uneven effect of waves on a rough sea when I brayered (did I coin that word) Marina Mist ink over and below it. I then turned the scrap over and moved it down so the rise and fall of the waves would not be uniformly aligned with those above. I used Pacific Point ink with my brayer this time. I moved the scrap paper down a little more and applied the ink again so the bottom would be the darkest.

The sailboat was stamped with Early Espresso Classic Ink. I added color with Poppy Parade and, for the life jacket, Peach Parfait Stampin' Write Markers.

Even the sky has a wee bit of brayering (another coined word). I barely inked up my brayer and lightly ran it over the card stock so that it didn't cover completely. In fact, it merely added shading, which is the effect I was after.

To duplicate this card, you need:
Uncharted Territory Stamp Set, W 116952, $19.95/C 120456, $14.95
Bashful Blue Card Stock, 105120, $6.95 for 24 8-1/2" x 11" sheets
Early Espresso Card Stock, 119686, $6.95 for 24 8-1/2" x 11" sheets
Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack, In Color, 117158, $19.95
Bashful Blue Ink, 105209, $5.95
Early Espresso Classic Ink, 119670, $5.95
Marina Mist Classic Ink, 119668, $5.95
Pacific Point Classic Ink, 111837, $5.95
Whisper White Craft Ink, 101731, $7.50
Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait Stampin' Write Markers, 119801, $14.95, 5 in color markers
Brayer, 102395, $12.50
Stampin' Sponge (you can cut these into wedges), 101610, $3.50, 3-pack

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