Monday, October 17, 2011

Sail the Ocean Blue

Today I created a tutorial on the Paper Tole Technique.  Click here to take a look.
This technique adds a lot of depth to images (although it is hard to see in the picture below).  I find that rolled up mini glue dots work really well to add the dimension between layers and they are so small that they can be placed  on almost any piece.

My friend Kelly gave me the Navy Striped paper that I used on the card below.  It is really beautiful and is perfect for a nautical-themed card.  I added a sailor's knot (click here to see a tutorial by Barbara Anders).  The knot really adds to the theme of the card and also is the SCS Challenge by the Dirty Dozen for October "Weather or Knot".  I only had baker's twine to use for the knot, which is very thin, so I added several strands together to add thickness.  Hope you like.

"Sail the Ocean Blue"

Stamps:  Sail Away, Vintage Labels (SU!)
Paper:  Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White (SU!); Navy Double-striped (Making Memories)
Ink:  Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, VersaMark (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  post-it notes for masking, sponges, red & white baker's twine, white embossing powder, heat tool, small oval punch, sticky strips, and glue dots

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I stamped the image in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock three times (one main image; two sails only).  I stamped the image onto a post-it note and cut out the sails from the post-it note to use as a mask.  I placed the mask on the main image and also added another post-it note to mask the horizon (covering the sky).  I sponged the water with Pacific Point ink.  I removed the horizon line mask and turned it upside-down (now covering the water area) and sponged the sky in Baja Breeze ink.  I removed all the masks.  I cut out the sails from one of the extra stamped images and added it on top of my main image, using rolled mini glue dots as dimensionals.  I cut out the turned back parts of the sails from the last extra stamped image and added them on top of the second layer of sails, again using rolled glue dots as dimensionals.

I mounted the main image onto a frame of Night of Navy cardstock and placed this on a larger frame of Cherry Cobbler.

I added the Navy double-striped DP to the bottom of a large piece of Night of Navy cardstock.  I used four strands of Red & White Baker's twine for each piece for making the knot.  I followed the instructions from Barbara Anders on how to tie the sailor's knot (click here).  I attached the knot on top of the Navy double-striped DP and adhered it to the back.  I mounted the front panel onto a card base of Cherry Cobbler.

I added the framed main panel to the front of the card, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.  I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock and embossed with white.  I punched out the sentiment with the small oval punch and mounted on the main panel.

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