Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every Seashell card for Quick Quotes

Hello Quick Quotes fans, Neva here today to share a card featuring Powder Puff Chalking Inks.  Sometimes you need a “just because” card, and this card is just one of those!

I really liked the saying from the Navigator Quotes and Phrases 500, Every Seashell Has a Story and thought it deserved to be the sentiment for my card.  I continued to build my theme from there.

To create an underwater feel, I used several of the 2018 Powder Puff Chalking Inks.  Starting with the lighter colors and working to the darker colors I inked up an acrylic block.  Purple Rain, Key Largo, Bermuda, Capri Blue, and a very small amount of Deep Sea create to look.  Water color paper trimmed to 5 ¼ x 3 ¾ is spritzed with a small amount of water and then pressed into the ink on the block.  After the paper dried the edges are inked with Deep Sea.

Next I die cut the three seashells and the coordinating overlays from watercolor paper.  The overlays are inked using ink daubers in the darker colors Deep Sea, Kokomo, and Capri Blue.  The seashells are shaded with using ink daubers in the lighter colors Bermuda, Tropical Punch, and Key Largo.  To complete the scene, I tore the edge of another piece of watercolor paper and inked it with Vanilla Cream, Sandy Shore, and the edges with Kokomo.  A slight mist of water directly on the paper is another method to blend the inks.

A section of Navigator 103 is trimmed to 6 ¼ x 4 ¾ and inked with Key Largo.  The sentiment is also inked with Key Largo.  The scene is adhered together with the sentiment lifted with dimensional foam adhesive as is the center shell.  The card seemed to be missing that extra little bit, so Bakers Twine is wrapped around the top section with a triple lopped bow to top it off.  The whole card is put together on a 6 Bar Kraft card base. 

Quick Quotes Products


Watercolor Paper 300 Series Cold Press by Strathmore

Shells Large by Elizabeth Craft Designs

6 Bar Kraft card base by Recollections

1 comment:

  1. Neva,

    I love this card, great techniques throughout some of which I did not know about and now do. Thanks :O)


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