Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Seahorse (CAS27 and FTTC28)

A good friend, and fellow diver, is having a birthday this week, so I made this seahorse birthday card for him. I had yet to use any of Stampin' UP!s new In Colors, so I pulled out my Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry markers and textured card stock for this card. I colored the seahorse, from SU's Ocean Commotion set, all over with the Crushed Curry marker and then pounced the Bermuda Bay marker on top before I stamped the image.

I added alternating dots of the two colors around the border of the Nestabilities Labels Four die and layered that on a Crushed curry mat that was cut using a Labels Three die and then layered that on a Bermuda Bay mat cut using the next larger Labels Four die.

The background paper was made by inking my Cuttlebug Mesh Texture Embossing Folder with a Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea inkpad before embossing the paper. I had a small strip of it leftover, so I matted it and used it on the front of the envelope. I added some score lines across the bottom, leaving space for my sentiment, and one at the top. I added a few rhinestones on either side of the main image and the sentiment and one for the seahorse's eye.

This was a quick and easy card and qualifies for this week's Clean and Simple challenge (CAS27)at Splitcoast Stampers, which is to add bling, as well as for this week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge (FTTC28), which is to score it.

Hope your week is going well! Thanks for looking!


Silke said...

Oh WOW - Robin - these colors are fabulous!!! What a gorgeous card!!! I love the textured BG and the added scored lines :) Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Susan (rainy) said...

That mesh embossing folder and those gorgeous colors are PERFECT for the seahorse image. Love the scoring, too.

JeanFB said...

Wow, this is a stunning effect! Beautiful!

Jenny Gropp said...

Outstanding card! It is so striking, and the colors are perfect.... very well done!!!