Monday, July 23, 2007

Finally, a card!

One of my supervisors at work is also a ship captain. She works on the Vista King, which tours the harbor here. So when I saw this set, I knew it would be perfect for a card for her. When I make a card for work, the hard part is the size. I make a 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 card so everyone has room to sign. Well, that's twice the size of the cards I usually make! I used all of the sayings from this set plus one from Loads of Love Accessories as my background. I also used the presents from Loads of Love Acc. in the boat. This is the first time I've watercolored on Shimmery White. The great thing is that the coating on it keeps the cardstock from buckling too much. One part that I had a little trouble with was watercoloring with ink for the sky and water; I ended up with some lines in the water that I couldn't smooth out. So I used the blender pen and ink to make more waves to cover up the lines. You can see a few lines in the sky, but they aren't too bad. For all of the other colors, I used the watercolor crayons and had no trouble with them at all.

Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Boatloads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories; Paper: Shimmery White, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou; Ink: StazOn Black, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou; Accessories: watercolor wonder crayons, aquapainter, blender pen, ticket corner punch

1 comment:

Pat Hardeman said...

Thought the card was very cute.