Encouragement Cards

When You Go Through Deep Waters I Will Be There With You

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Hi there and happy Friday!

Today’s card uses a stamp set from Picket Fence Studios that reminds me of days spent on the beach and in the water.  I’m pretty sure I was a fish in a previous life, I love being in the water so much!

I started with an A2-sized piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock and three Distress Oxide inks: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Chipped Sapphire.  I went direct-to-paper with the Tumbled Glass, rubbing the ink pad over the top half of the panel.  I did the same with Chipped Sapphire, over the bottom half the panel.  Since ink sits on top of Bristol Smooth for a bit, the colors were streaky from rubbing so I used a foam blending tool and pouncing motions to even out the color.  I also used the blending tool to blend in Salty Ocean, the medium color, in the middle.

20190222_160801I ended up letting the panel dry overnight since I started late in the evening, but a heat tool would work to speed up drying.  When the panel was dry, I used Wow! Embossing Pad and white Hero Arts Embossing powder to heat emboss the bubbles from the A Bottomless Sea stamp set.  The details of these bubbles is so wonderful!

Then, using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink, I stamped the sentiment across the top of the panel.  To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thank you so much for swinging by!

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