To make this card I started with the background - using Crumb Cake ink I stamped the ODBD's God Bless America stamp. This particular stamp is oriented horizontally and has a border, so I had to stamp it twice - once right-side up (you can see some of the stars of the Flag in the top left corner), and then once upside down, careful not to get any of the stars. This may sound complicated but it really was simple - and the flag lines came together perfectly!!
|Happy Father's Day in America!!|
Next I embossed that layer, had a little mishap and embossed it backwards, took a look and then decided I liked it that way!! (The diamond pattern should be embossed outward, but on this card it's inward).
Then for the main image panel I used the same Crumb Cake ink, only after the image was stamped I went back over it using a sepia colored Copic Fine Line and three Sketch markers, to accentuate and add some depth to certain areas. Then I used a white gel pen to smooth some of the lines and bring in some highlights.
|Happy Father's Day to Uncle Bob|
This image is so beautiful and so peaceful that it deserves all the attention - so I kept this card very clean and simple. The last step here was to pop the layers and add a simple sentiment banner. There is something about the sea that centers and calms me, and this image seems to do that for me - I hope you can feel it too :).
Here are the full stamp set images that were used on this card:
If you have time I hope you can stop over and check out all the beautiful cards my DT Sisters have created for you:
Our Guest Designer is: Cheryl Scriven
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