I feel like it’s been ages since I last made a card that wasn’t for a design team project. I’m sure it’s not been as long as I think, but still. I had the idea for this simple card and managed to squeeze in creating it between other projects.
As this is a one layer card I did my stamping directly onto my card base. I used MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink to stamp my elephant which is from Heffy Doodle’s Elephant of Surprise. I used a piece of scrap paper to mask off the lower portion of the elephant, so that only the top area was stamped. I then masked off the stamped area of the elephant.
I cut a piece of scrap paper with a wavy line to create two pieces for masking my card base. I used my masks to create the areas of my scene. I first used Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide to ink blend my sea. I then repositioned my masks and blended the sand with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.
Having finished all my ink blending I removed my masks and worked on my elephant. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to colour my elephant and kept the colouring fairly simple.
I then added my sentiment, which is from Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid For You. I stamped it with the same Mermaid Lagoon ink that I had used for blending my sea. I then also added a few little splash marks also with Mermaid Lagoon, which I stamped as third generation stamping so that they would be quite subtle.
I have mixed feelings about this card. I do quite like how it turned out but I also feel that it could have had a bit more going on with it. Maybe a palm tree or a boat. Just something to help make the scene feel a bit more complete.
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