I love stamp sets! I love Stampin' Up stamp sets! But what I love even more are stamps sets that can be used for other things...other than the obvious.
In this case- I used the Stampin' Up stamp set Baby Prints. I love this stamp set for baby cards! So cute!!! But I already had one or two baby stamp sets, so did I NEED another baby stamp set?? YES I DID!!!! LOL!!!! I was searching for beach cards and came across this card on splitcoaststampers:
Right away, I knew I had to get the Baby Prints stamp set!! I love stamps with more than one use! I can see this stamp set for a beach theme, for a christian theme using the footprints in the sand poem, get well, so many possibilities!!! I had to try this card!! They talked about brayering and quite frankly, I am not good with that!!! BUT I am good with distressed inks! And with spray mists!! Off I went to try and see if I could get good results!
I used Tim Holtz distressed inks to get the "ocean" the perfect mix of watery blue.
I used Broken China and Salty Ocean. One was an ink pad one was a stain. The stain goes on easier but both work fine!!
Once I was happen with my "ocean"....the ripping began...this part took some time because I wanted the paper to tear in half showing the white part of the paper, for the waves. I did this step twice to get the results I wanted. Not to hard!
The next step was the footprints in the sand. You can use a light color of ink for this, crumb cake works nicely because I used crumb cake card stock. For this card, I wanted subtle so I went with just a versamark ink. I inked around the edges with a distressed ink, Frayed Burlap. And then I LIGHTLY misted it with Tattered Angels misting ink. My bottle of Tattered Angels mist is unreadable to share with you the color but it is dark brown, so any brown mist color would work. Tattered Angels has a little bit of a shimmer to it. But non shimmer works fine. The Tattered Angels misting ink also gave it a shimmer, it is very subtle and the camera could not pick it up well, but it is there. A very light mist was the key, so I held it away from my mister and sprayed. You can also get the splattered ink look from the Stampin' Up spritzer tool and Chocolate Chip or Early Expresso marker!
The next step was just to assemble the card on Early Expresso base, add some twine, and my sentiment (which came from the Baby Prints set as well). My very last step was to add the Crystal Effects around the footprints, as drips of water. I did this last so they could fully dry and not smear. I did this card for my Aunt who is in a rehab center recovering from a recent stay in ICU. She is a huge beach lover and I knew this card would put a smile on her face!!! Hope you enjoyed the card!!!
Stamps Used: Stampin' Up Baby Prints
Inks used: Versamark, Stampin' Up Early Expresso, Tim Holtz Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Broken China, Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap
Paper: Stampin' Up crumb cake, Stampin' Up Whispering White, Stampin' Up Early Expresso
Other: Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, and twine