Sunday, August 7, 2016

Seas The Birthday

My second card today was created for this week's Just Us Girls challenge. I started with a piece of Canson cold press watercolor paper and treated it with my EK Success powder tool so I could do some heat embossing. I stamped the octopus and the sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas Seas The Birthday stamp set onto the paper using Versafine onyx black ink, covered it with Zing clear embossing powder, and then heat set. I stamped one of the party hats from the same stamp set onto some separate watercolor paper and fussy cut it out. I covered the letters on the sentiment and the octopus with some Molotow masking and let it dry. Once dry I wet the watercolor paper with a brush and combined a mix of faded jeans, salty ocean, and broken china distress inks onto the paper using both my brush and a smooshing technique with some clear acetate. Once I was happy with the results and added some water droplets using my mini mister water bottle. I heat dried it and peeled up the mask. I then watercolored the octopus, popped the party hat on top of him using a Stampin' UP foam dimensional, and then glued a few googly eyes onto him. I finished the card up by added some white dashed lines around the outside using my Uni-Ball Signo white gel pen. I hope you like it!



5 comments:

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

So cute! Your background is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Lisa said...

What a fun card Celeste!! Your background is fantastic!!

Sybrina K said...

Celeste, This is adorable! Love that gorgeous background, and your birthday boy couldn't be any cuter with his popped up hat and googly eyes. :)

Lisa Kind said...

Cute card! Love the background and the googlely eyes! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Leigh Penner said...

This is so cute and fun!