Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Uncharted Territory

Here is the second card that I made as a good luck card! This one uses Uncharted Territory,which is a perfect stamp set for a masculine card!

Stamps: Uncharted Territory, Sailing Away, Sanded (retired)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, Watercolor Paper
DSP: Elegant Soiree (retired)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Peach Parfait, Black Stazon, Sahara Sand
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aquapainter, Soft Suede Re-Inker

The card base is Sahara Sand cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2". The card front was stamped with the Sanded background stamp (retired) in Night of Navy ink. The a piece of Elegant Soiree DSP (retired) was cut at 2 1/2" x 4 1/4". This was adhered to a 2 5/8" x 4 1/4" piece of Night of Navy cardstock and was adhered to the card front.

A piece of Watercolor paper was cut at 2 1/2" x 3 3/4". The image from Uncharted Territory was stamped in Black Stazon ink. The sky was colored by sqeezing the center of the closed Bashful Blue ink pad, opening the pad up half-way and picking up the ink with the Aquapainter. This gives the sky a very subtle watercolored look. The lighthouse was colored using the same method as the sky, but with Peach Parfait ink, you only need to pick up a tiny bit of the ink to get this color. Apply it starting on the left side brushing up and down while moving to the right. Repeat the process until the lighthouse it the color that you like it. The rocks were colored in using Soft Suede Re-Inker. I used Re-Inker on the rocks to get a much darker color.

For the ocean I swiped the Night of Navy ink pad directly across the cardstock several times. Then I use the Aquapainter to pick up some ink from the lid of the ink pad like before, to fill in the shallow portions of the texture. For the foam I just used the White Gel Pen and dabbed it along the base of the rocks to look like foam or waves crashing on the rocks. This panel was adhered to a 2 3/4" x 4" piece of Baja Breeze cardstock. This panel was adhered to a 2 7/8" x 4 1/8" piece of Poppy Parade and then the whole thing was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the greeting from Uncharted Territory in Night of Navy ink, then I added the sail boat image in Sahara Sand ink just to add a pretty detail to the inside of the card.