Friday, May 20, 2016

Under The Sea Father's Day Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I had so much fun with some mixed media to create this card for my husband! My California guy loves the beach, so I started with some watercolor paper and applied gesso with TCW "Texurized" stencil to make my ocean. Then I placed a piece of Artist's Tape along the top to keep it free from all of the various mists and LSG sprays that I used to make the ocean and sand. After removing the tape, I used Distress Inks to color the sky, and some water to create clouds. Then I used the same stencil with some brown ink to make the rocks in the water. Once dry I applied some clear gesso for texture, and used some more inks over it. Then to make reflections in the water, I used the same stencil again, turned upside down, and inked in a dark blue right below the rocks. I also used Clear Wink Of Stella over the reflections to give it a little shimmer, which is kinda hard to see here.

     The seaweed was stamped with the Under The Sea stamp set from Red Rubber Designs, colored with Distress Inks, and given some sparkle with Clear Wink Of Stella. Then I machine stitched around the edges, and added some fiber which I also colored with sprays to match the seaweed. For some sandy texture on the shore, I used Distress Embossing Powder (Brushed Corduroy), which is a GREAT sand color, then scattered and glued the little seashells.

     To the base of my card I added layers of mulberry papers, which I haven't  used in YEARS! But I love the look of the torn edges, and the colors were perfect for my image! Before adding my image though, I used my new TCW Stencil "Nautical Chains" to mask the netting on the right with dark brown ink, then Distress Embossing Powder "Brushed Corduroy" again. Then on the bottom left corner I used white embossing powder with the So Splattered Cling Mounted Stamp.

     Then sentiment was done using the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Stamp, stamping happy with brown ink, and the rest embossed in white.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Under the Sea (No longer available in the rubber stamp, but available in the digital store)



  1. Gorgeous creation! I bet he'll love it!

  2. Fabulous!! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC :)

  3. Your card is amazing! All the details look lovely, and I love the textures you have created.
    Thank you for playing with us at MMCC! I hope to see you with us again in June!