I needed to make a card for our great niece for her 18t birthday and I really liked the stamps from Rubbernecker Sammy and Spot and Pup plus stamps from A Shore Thing from Stampin’ Up that’s retired and is available on Ebay as well as So Happy for You another Stampin’ Up retired set for my sentiment.(also available on Ebay.)
I used a lot of alcohol markers to stamp with from Spectrum Noir.
Rich wrote all of the markers I used on the video so you can see them there and I listed them before I started as well.
I used Versafine Onyx Black Ink to stamp all of my images and put Ranger Clear Embossing Powder over it and then heat set the powder. This ensures that the inks stay where you put them as well as making sure the ink doesn’t smear when you use the alcohol markers over it.
After coloring the images, I stamped the sand with the Shore Thing stamp from Stampin up using a Stampin’ Up marker in creamy caramel. I stamped the crab on a piece of scrap card stock and used Really Rust and Only Orange Stampin’ Up markers to stamp the crab. Use the side of the brush tip to ink your stamps or you will ruin your markers. I fussy cut the crab and then placed him in the sand on the card. I would recommend that you stamp your crab on the card before putting your sand down (but I forgot to do that.)
I used my 1″ chip brushes from Harbor Freight Liquidators (cutting about 1/2- 3/4″ off the top) to lay down some background colors. I used Creamy Caramel ink from Stampin’ Up on the sand area and Cool Caribbean Ink from Stampin’ Up for the sky.
I had some cute tear shaped sequins that I got from my friend Bekki, and used them for the rain drops and applied them around the umbrella and in the sand over the dog. I applied Wink of Stella on the card in the areas that I wanted to look wet, so I put it on the umbrella in the darker areas of the umbrella as well as on the dog where he is the darkest (his back, feet, top of his head) and on the girl’s and dogs scarves as they would be glittery in general. I put foam tape on the back and applied it to a bright pink card base. This card is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and the white card stock is 5 1/4″ x 4″. The white card is Strathmore Bristol paper that is supposed to be great for blending alcohol markers. (I didn’t really notice a difference, but it gave me an idea to do a video on blending with different papers.)
I used a sparkly pink washi tape for the envelope.