My neighbor and good friend will be retiring tomorrow and this card is for him. It was created using a technique called Masking and I going to share with you how. It requires a few steps but I think the end result is worth the effort.
First the image was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using black Stazon ink.
Then, I stamped it off onto a piece of scrap (computer) paper and carefully cut it out.
Next, apply some temporary adhesive such as Dotto to the back of the sailboat and attach it over the orignal image. Make sure it is well adhered as you don't want to get any ink on the original image.
Take two Post-it notes and apply them where you want the horizon to be.
Now you can sponge the water. I used Bashful Blue for the center area, Pacific Point on the outer, and finally a little Not Quite Navy on the edges.
Now, reverse the procedure to cover the water so you can sponge the sky. I used Pretty in Pink and Daffodil Delight to create my sunset.
Now, remove the Post-it's and the mask covering the sailboat and you can color the sailboat to your liking. If any adhesive was left behind you can remove it with your Adhesive Remover, a tool I can't live without.
After coloring the sailboat with my blender pen, I trimmed the image a little. The final step was to sponge a little Crumb Cake around the edges to soften the whole thing up. That's it!
Stampin' Up! products used:
Stamp Sets: Uncharted Territory, Something to Celebrate
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Stampin' Sponge, Blender Pen, Adhesive Remover
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!