Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SIP #35 Sketch Challenge

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I made Jeff his very favorite soup on Valentine's Day!   It is an Italian Sausage, Bean and Pasta soup recipe and although it takes a while to cook it is definitely worth the wait!  I know you are probably over Love themed cards about now but I have one more to share with you!  Our Anniversary is four days after Valentine's Day so I had one more card to make.  This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper  challenge gave me plenty of inspiration!
Jeff's favorite hobby is fishing so I combined the Stampin' Up! By The Tide stamp set and Hardwood stamp with an awesome Gina Marie fishing stamp set (for the sentiment) and came up with this!

On This one I started with a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Early Espresso cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2".  My next layer was Bermuda Bay cardstock that was stamped with the Hardwood stamp tone on tone with Bermuda Bay Ink.  I sponged some Crumb Cake ink to give the edges a weathered look.  My watercolored layer was 3" x 3 1/2".  I used the smooshing method to add Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, and Bermuda Bay Ink to my watercolor paper.  Have you ever smooshed??  It's so simple.  I apply ink from the pad directly onto the a large acrylic block.  I'll use three different colors of ink in blocks of color on the block.   After applying the ink, I spritz it with water and then turn the block over and press it down to smoosh it onto the watercolor paper.  I allow to sit on the watercolor paper a few minutes.  After drying it with my heat tool, I rubbed on some Versamark ink on the bottom and then sprinkled heat and stick powder on top of that.  I then used my heat tool to heat it and make it sticky.  Then came something unexpected... Pink Himalayan Sea Salt was ground over the sticky heat and stick powder.  It turned out really cool and looks so much like sand!  I heat embossed the fish image with gold embossing powder and added some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.  My watercolored layer was matted with a 3 3/4" x 3 1/4" layer of Early Espresso and added to the Bermuda Bay hardwood layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added a 1" x 3 1/2" strip of Early Espresso that had twine wrapped around it horizonally three times and knotted.   I stamped the Nantucket anchor emblem with Early Espresso Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  Since I didn't have the right side of punch to punch that circle out I fussy cut it and then added a 1" circle of Early Espresso cardstock behind it to hide my terrible circle fussy cutting!  lol  The sentiment from the Gina Marie Fishing Stamp Set was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock with Early Espresso Ink.  I added three Early Espresso Candy Dots to balance that layer out.   Jeff is such a fishing fan, I know he'll love it and he really is the best catch of my life!  

Stampin' Up Products Used:

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Non-Stampin' Up Products:

Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
Gina Marie Fishing Stamp Set

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


  1. what a terrific card! Love the droplets of water!! Perfect blending of colors and ink!

    1. Thanks so much Paula! I loved the droplets of water too! :)