For Love of the Sea

100_7105Today’s card features a fun way to create your own backgrounds using Distress Oxide Re-inkers from the Cropstop store.  Here’s a little tutorial to show you how I made the pretty blue-green backgrounds on these sea cards.

page (3)Step One: Drop a few dots of re-inker on your work surface ( I used Cracked Pistachio and Broken China)

Step Two: Spritz with water from mini mister

Step Three: After the ink has sufficiently reacted to the water, lay a piece of cardstock over the top to pick up the ink

Step Four: You may wish to squish it around a bit or even twist and turn it (depending on the look you’re wanting)

Step Five: Continue picking up ink – Add more water as necessary and dry with heat gun in between layers

100_7095After my background was dry, I added some dots of color using the mermaid lagoon distress ink and two stamps from the Sunny Flowers (Stampendous) set. I also added some text to the right side with vintage photo distress ink.  I stamped a large seashell (PSX) in Broken China Distress Oxide ink and fussy cut around it. The tiny star fish and sand dollar are die cut and embossed with the Cuttlebug die and embossing set: Under The Sea. I added a large “Love” sentiment from the Love This die set (Echo Park), and die cut the bottom of my front panel using the MFT Dienamics set: Scallop Basic Edges.

100_7102Now it’s your turn! Stop by our CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up the projects your working on that use products from the companies that Cropstop carries in the store! Who knows – Maybe you’ll be our next winner or top pick!





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5 Responses to For Love of the Sea

  1. Vinita Jain says:

    Cool effects, love it!

  2. You achieved such a lovely wash of color for your beach scene!!

  3. Such a beautiful card, love the scene!
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

  4. I love my Oxide Inks! This card is just lovely.

  5. Becca Yahrling says:

    This is really beautiful, Esther. I love the addition of
    the text on the right. Gorgeous design.

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