Monday, April 11, 2016

Ride the Wave!

It's O-fish-al!! The Stampendous Design Team will be sharing projects this week that we made for the April 2016 Catalog using the Graphic45 Voyage Beneath the Sea background papers. 




Prizes

Put on your underwater gear and swim through our posts and featured designer’s blog posts this week to comment because we have an ocean of goodies in three (3) prize packages. Each comment is your entry for a chance at one of the prize packages. See Official Contest Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Sunday night, April 17th .

Three winners will receive a prize package with one of our new matching sea theme stamp and die sets (Seashells, Sailboat and Mermaid Friends), Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear Stamp Set PLUS a sample of papers from the Graphic 45 Papers Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection.


Here's what I created today featuring the beautiful DWLL477 Wave Crest Stencil, the NEW EK22 Beach Embossing Kit, with DWLJ890 Flourishes Stencil in the background!

"Ride the Wave!"
 

Stampendous:
EK22 Beach Embossing Kit
EPA50 HT400 Embossing Heat Tool

Dreamweaver:
DWLL477 Wave Crest Stencil
DWLJ890 Flourishes Stencil
DWDGWP Glossy White Embossing Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Caribbean Sea, Spearmint
Graphic 45 Cardstock Deep Blue Dreams 4501324
Memento Ink - Teal Zeal
Copic Markers - BG09, BG72, BG10
White Foam Tape
Removable tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Caribbean Sea cardstock in half to form a top fold A2 card
Step 2:  Cut three pieces of Spearmint cardstock, one 3 3/4" x 5", one 3" x 4 3/8" and one 1 5/8" x 3 1/8"
Step 3: Tape the Flourishes stencil to the largest piece of Spearmint paper with removable tape, use a 1/2" stencil brush to apply the Teal Zeal ink through the stencil, remove and clean the stencil, edge the stenciled piece with the BG09 marker, adhere to the card front
Step 4:  Cut a 3" x 4" piece of the Graphic 45 Deep Blue Dreams paper and edge with the BG09 marker, adhere to the stenciled layer near the lower right corner
Step 5:  Tape the Wave Crest stencil to the 3" x 4 3/8" piece of Spearmint  paper with removable tape
Step 6: Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Glossy White Embossing Paster over the image, use the palette knife to dab some extra paste on the crest of the wave, remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning
Step 7: Immediately sprinkle the wet paste with the powders from the Beach Embossing Kit, using the Chunky White on the crest area and a combination of the three blues in the wave area, tap off extra powders, use a heat tool to set the powders and puff the paste a little
Step 8:  Measure in 3/4" from each side of the pasted piece along the top and bottom edges, use a pencil to lightly draw a line from top to bottom connecting the marks, stopping at the crest and restarting on the other side of it, do this on both sets of marks
Step 9:  Use a scissors to carefully cut on one line up to the Crest, then around the Crest and continue on the line to the other edge, repeat on the other side of the Crest, edge the cut out Crest with the BG09 marker, carefully use the BG72 marker to create a shadow along the edges of the waves
Step 10: Edge the remaining piece of Spearmint paper with the BG09 marker, add three white brads, and adhere to the card front more towards the bottom than the top
Step 11:  Use foam tape to add the cut out Wave Crest layer

Check out more great samples on these blogs:




Louise Healy


Happy Creating,
Louise

43 comments:

Cathy Frailey said...

Oh, wow - that's awesome! The colors and embossing really pop!

Pam B said...

Beautiful! I gotta have this stencil!

Linda Agers said...

Lovely card! I think the Beach embossing kit is a must have.

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! LOVE all the embossing and the overall effect is serene and lovely! My wish list is growing!! TFS!

kdguthr said...

I love how you did the foam...I would never have thought of doing it that way. How creative!

Mary Marin said...

Oh, fantastic card!

Pammejo said...

Fabulous Card...love the hues of blue!!!! Makes me dream of the ocean blue.

Stampendous said...

This is SO pretty! The crest of the wave has a cool texture to it and the embossing in the wave is so pretty. Fun use of our featured paper this week, too. Thank you for sharing today.

Cynthia Xavier said...

Cool card, I like the technique you use on the wave. Nice touch.

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the movement in the circle.
Wonderful project.
so many great design elements used in it.
thanks for sharing.

Gini Williams Cagle said...

Very cool card! I love how you created a look of crashing waves with your central stencil!

karenajo said...

Great texture and dimension on your lovely card !!!

Your Minnesota Gal, Rachel said...

I like the wave. Monochromatic cards are something I seem to not be good at, so I like seeing what other people do.

Rebecca Billard said...

Love your card. Great texture and embossing.

Sabrina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, what a fabulous design - love it!

Judy said...

Lovely card. The embossing and texture on this is so nice. I love your color choice and design. Thanks for sharing.

SHartl said...

This card is so unique and artsy...wow! I love all that texture with the stencil.

Bart said...

Fabulous card. I'm saving this one. Beautiful!

Nancy Vondra said...

Cool card! Pun intended! Love the wave crest stencil esp. With added texture!

Rea' said...

I'll take that ride ! Such a beautiful wave to ride; beautiful technique :)

Viki Banaszak said...

I like your card design! Great texture too.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love the awesome texture, great design!

famillemarleau said...

Wonderful card, I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

Jackie P Neal said...

Louise!! That card is Gorgeous! Love it!
Jackie ")

littlebitoftoto said...

A very interesting card....thanks for sharing

cghundley said...

Cool looking!
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

Very cool--love the wave.

BethW said...

Wow this is a super card. Great visual impact-and the texture is the perfect accent.

Ina Good said...

unique and modern love it!

LaChelle Unger said...

Fantastic waves. Love the embossing!

LaChelle Unger said...

Fantastic waves. Love the embossing!

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the embossing!

Shari said...

Oooh.. This is very pretty! 💗💗💗

Leanne said...

Very unique

Sharon Thomas said...

What an inspirational card. I can hear the waves hitting the shore.

Sharon Thomas said...

What an inspirational card. I can hear the waves hitting the shore.

Carolina Kathy said...

Love your card! The wave stencil is great as it looks so real!! TFS

twyla davis said...

This really makes me think about stencils.

Vee said...

Cool!

MisS MiKO said...

great!!

Linsey R said...

Oooo! Love the yummy texture on your wave!!! Super cool!! !

D.Ann C said...

Love the geometric combo and the fab foam on your waves!