I have needed way too many "thinking of / praying for you" cards lately! This time I needed one for a man. Since lighthouses are usually a safe bet for guy cards, I broke out Close to My Heart's Seaside Greetings stamp set and, following this Freshly Made Sketch, began stamping.
I masked off the fence and water portion of the lighthouse stamp before inking it with Cocoa ink because I thought it would blend better into the dune and fence stamp. After I stamped the images I let them sit for a long time, as in overnight, but an hour would have done it. I wanted to make sure the ink did not bleed when I sponged over it. I cannot tell you how I sponged the background because I just kept layering different colors until I liked how it looked. Once I was done I added the sentiment in black. The scalloped edge, meant to evoke waves, is pPacock and a bit of Seaside (retired) paper.
Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Seaside (retired), Colonial White, Desert Sand and Peacock cardstock
Ink: Cocoa, Black, Desert Sand, Flaxen, Saffron, Sapphire, Peacock, Whisper, Smoothie, Sorbet, and Galcier
Other: Scallop punch