Happy Canada Day! It's Canada's 147th birthday, and it also happens to be my first post as guest designer for CASology! Yep, just a little excited. Here is this week's cue word:
There are lots of directions one could take with this, but I ended up sticking with my initial idea, which was to use a boat. Here's my card:
I started by masking the top half of the card with some washi tape, before mirror stamping a reflection of the sailboat using the plastic sheet from my stamp positioner. I used distress ink, as I wanted the ink to run a bit when I went over it with a watercolour wash of Twinkling H2Os. This adds a lovely shimmer to the card. After removing the washi tape, I used my stamp positioner again to get the upright image of the boat in just the right place. The sentiment is rather perfect for this challenge, too, don't you think? And while this could easily have been a one-layer card, my current supply of watercolour paper is not my favourite card base, so I popped the panel up on a blue base instead.
I'm going to sneak this card in on the last day of Simon Says Stamp's current Anything Goes challenge.
Of course, for true inspiration, make sure you check out what the regular CASology design team has created. And then I hope you'll join us this week with your take on the cue word!
Supplies: blue cardstock, Canson 140 lb. watercolour paper, Unity/Webster's Pages Celebrate & Technique Tuesday Vroom stamps, chipped sapphire distress ink, Twinkling H2Os, clear embossing powder, pop-dot tape
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