A Little Bit Of Calm

Good Evening! Hope you are having a good week. It’s certainly gone incredibly fast here, can’t believe it’s Friday again tomorrow.. so soon!

Sharon Traynor is our ‘Queen of Clean and Simple Cards’ and she has another stunning one to inspire you today…


Hi!

It’s time to share another card that I’ve made with some of my fabulous Visible Image stamps. Today I’m using the wonderful seahorse from the Create Your Calm set and teaming it up with some Ink Splats (to represent bubbles) and the Fibres stencil for a bit of movement in my inky panel.



I left the camera running whilst I made this card…



I’m loving how I can take a large stamp and yet still create something wonderfully clean and simple with it. This is such a beautiful seahorse stamp, but as Veerle has shown how to expertly colour it (which you can see by clicking HERE for her video), I thought I would leave it in monochrome for a contrast on my inky band.




How to make this:


First heat emboss the seahorse with clear ink and a sparkly black embossing powder, then mask the seahorse with either a post-it note or some masking fluid.

Next mask off a section of your card for the inked band and blend 3 colours of distress oxide ink (cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, salty ocean) into the unmasked area to create a smooth ombré look.

Blend more ink through the fibres stencil using broken china and peacock feathers distress oxides and next splatter water droplets onto the panel.

Use second generation ink with the two remaining stamps (the ovals and circles) in the Create Your Calm set, to add more subtle interest to the background, stamping these in faded jeans and peacock feathers distress oxides.

Remove the masking, and add your sentiment. I split the ‘own’ and ‘calm’ into two separate words using a masking technique, shown in my video, so that I only inked the word I wanted at each place.




Now ink the splatters from the Ink Splats set in salty ocean, peacock feathers and cracked pistachio distress oxide.

Use a clear sparkle pen on the water droplets in the inky band to give them some shimmer. Use the same sparkle pen in the white areas of the seahorse.

The final part is to add glossy accents onto the ink splat ‘bubbles’ and also randomly across the band.


Stamps Used:


(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):


https://visibleimage.com/product/create-your-calm/        https://visibleimage.com/product/ink-splats/

Stencil:


https://visibleimage.com/product/fibres/



Other Supplies:

White Card, Versamark clear ink, Stampendous disco black embossing powder, Distress Oxides (salty ocean, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, broken china, faded jeans), blending tools and foam, water, paintbrushes, heat tool, low-tack masking tape, post-it notes, scrap paper, Misti, Versafine Onyx black ink, Sakura gelly roll pen (clear star), Ranger glossy accents, 3d foam


Thank you for stopping by today,
See you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx



This is such a striking card Sharon! Our seahorse looks fabulous against your inky panel and we are loving those glossy splats! ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.


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Enjoy your evening,

Mark & Helen xx




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