Wednesday, April 17, 2013

By the Seashore - FMS82

Having some fun with another Sketch Challenge today . . . this one is from Freshly Made Sketches.   I decided to use a technique I learned at the Regional Meeting in Baltimore this past weekend.   You use a clear block to create different backgrounds for your cards.   Super Easy technique but the effects are AMAZING (see the steps below).   This sample is for my workshop being held this weekend; hope my Stamping Ladies like it!! 

2nd Version of the card (used sponge daubers to create the background)

First step is to ink your clear block with your stamp pads (lightest color first)
Second Step is to spray the inked block generously with water and than stamp on your card stock (watercolor paper used here)
Use the Heat Tool or set aside to dry the ink prior to stamping.

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  By the Seashore and Sassy Salutations
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Watercolor Paper and Naturals Ivory
Ink:  Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, and Marina Mist
Accessories:  Oval Framelits, Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Brights Button, Linen Thread,  Sponge Daubersand Dimensionals
Happy Stamping


  1. Great card Michelle! That's a fun technique! I'm going to have to give that one a try! Great colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Love that shading technique! Beautiful effect!

  3. Gorgeous! It makes me ready for a great trip to the beach!