Nautical Sparks

School is almost out – just this week and next….then stamping heaven time! I’m working in stamping as often as I can for now. This card was made for the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge – Cool Shades “Nautical”.

by Karen @ carefree creations - Nautical Spark

The challenge colors are navy, teal, red, kraft. I thought the adorable Surf & Turf set would work really well for that.

The ocean is done by using ink smooshing. That is, I made little droplets of reinker on my craft sheet and then smooshed the card stock into the ink. I made sure the darker colors were focused more at the bottom.

The card base is embossed with an old swirl design folder from Sizzix. Since the folder image is smaller than a normal card base, so I just trimmed the card down to 5 1/4 x 4.

The critters are paper pieced and the sentiment is heat embossed.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Hey GillFriend
Stamps: Surf & Turf (Paper Smooches);
Ink/Card Stock: Midnight Muse, Bermuda Bay, White (StampinUp);
Other: Crumb Cake pattern paper (SU); Pure Poppy pattern paper (PTI); white embossing powder (Filigree); Swirls embossing folder (Sizzix);
Technique: ink smoosh, paper piecing, heat embossing;

3 thoughts on “Nautical Sparks

  1. Super sweet card! Your technique, colours, images and sentiment all add up to one thing: winning combination! Delightful,+++
    Hope you have a great Thursday!

  2. Okay this is TOO CUTE!! LOVING the CUTE Design and the way you added the flourish!! LOVE how you used the Challenge colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!! =)

  3. Perfect for this week’s colors! Love the wave embossing, the technique you used for the water, and the paper pieced critters. Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS!

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