This week I have several card challenges I want to enter. One of these is Freshly Made Sketches #184. I had sketched out my design two nights ago on a post it note with the intention of being ahead of the game. In other words, getting my card posted with commentary when I published the post instead of just pictures. But, alas, I was behind due to my own lack of focus. I was thinking the post didn’t have to be entered until 11:50 p.m., Monday, May 4th. It’s a good thing I doubled checked the upload time this morning. Anyway, here is this week’s sketch:

FMS184One of the other challenges I plan to enter had a gorgeous color combination using the retiring In Colors. This really inspired me to create an under the sea card as a Father’s Day card. The Freshly Made Card Sketch #184 was the ideal sketch to make it happen. This is the first time I’ve used my By The Tide SU! stamp set to make a card (it has been sitting on the shelf for several months). I used watercolor paper to create the blend of colors you see below in the challenge card:FMS184

I stamped in Black StazOn the lobster and seahorse onto the watercolor paper and watercolored them with Strawberry Slush reinker for the lobster and a combination of Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana reinkers with touch up on the seahorse belly and back using the Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write markers. The coral was stamped with Versa Mark and embossed with Melon Mambo embossing powder. I layered the sea floor because I had an opportunity to embellish with 3D layers. For those of you new to stamping, this means I made a boo boo and I had to cover it up and NOT restart the card all over again. As you seasoned stampers know, boo boos seem to happen right before you finish the card. LOL

I hope you enjoy this Father’s Day card!


Note: The supply list website I use did not list the Pistachio Pudding reinker; therefore I put the ink pad in it’s place.

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