Red Tide At Sunset

Red Tide At Sunset

This is a cute little card, I think.  I like the way this little watercolor piece turned out.  I started out watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper with Merry Merlot, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party.  I had no idea out it would turn out.  The first piece was not quite what I was wanting, so I tried again.  This time I cut a smaller piece and watercolored it.  After watercoloring about 3/4th of the piece, I thought “Oh that looks like a sunset at the beach with the Red Tide coming into shore.

I used the 2 inch layering square framelits to cut the piece from the Iarger piece I had watercolored.  I used a black Stampin Write Marker to draw the two birds. 

I cut a panel 4 x 5-1/4 from Whisper White cardstock and embossed using the Seaside TIEF.  I popped this on the Whisper White card base using Stampin Dimensionals.  I then popped the watercolored pieced onto the embossed panel.  The thanks greeting on the from is from the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set.  I stamped it using Merry Merlot Stampin Pad on a scrap of the piece I had watercolored.  I drew around the stamp that the word Thanks was on and fussy cut it.  I popped it below the watercolor square.

The inside sentiment is also from the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set. I probably should have watercolored then stamped, so since I didn’t I used my heat tool to dry the sentiment I had stamped in Black Memento Ink. I sponged the colors around the sentiment and then used an Aqua Painter to spread the ink around very carefully, so I would not mess up the sentiment.  I discovered that was a great way to watercolor, sponge the color on dry and then use water.

These are the Challenges I am playing with today:  Inkspire_me CHALLENGE #358 and CAS ON FRIDAY

That’s it for today. Visit again, there will be more another day.

Stampin’ Up has an amazing joining promotion during July!  During this promotion, new demonstrators will receive a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads of their choice with their Starter Kit!  The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  Your Starter Kit ships for free!!  July will be the perfect time to join.  No pressure ever.  If you decide you do not want to be a demonstrator that fine with the company, they will never harass you to sell anything.  That’s over $192 in products for $99.  Why not give it a try?

Promotion Dates: July 1–31, 2018


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Have a blessed day!

10 thoughts on “Red Tide At Sunset

  1. Oh this is such a cool idea! I love your card, it is adorable! Thank you so much for playing Inkspire_me this week! Greetings from Bavaria, Kirstin

    1. Thank you for your encouraging words. Thank you also for choosing me as runner up in the Challenge. I look forward to playing again.

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