Monday, July 5, 2010

Artful INKables July Blog Hop


Welcome to the Artful Inkables blog hop! If you haven't come here from Ann's blog, then you will want to start at the Artful INKables Blog so you don't miss anything along the way. This hop will feature the 2 new FABULOUS stamps sets Artful INKables is releasing!

Be sure to follow us all the way to the end of the hop and make sure to leave a comment on everyone's blog, you never know which blog we'll be choosing a winner from! You will have until Friday, July 9th at midnight Eastern Standard Time to comment on all the design team blogs for a chance at the blog hop goodies!

Today, I'm showing you a card made with a new set called Spot on Summer. I remembered the tutorial from the AI blog for faux stone. I thought this technique would be perfect for these little turtle shells! So I used this technique on my background frame. Shhh...To save time and cardstock, I just punched the circles out of the center of the frame. It will be covered up with the main image panel later, right? The turtle bodies were stamped, colored with Copics, and embossed (emboss resist technique). I punched out a wave border and used it as a mask when sponging my water area in working from the lightest color to the darkest color.

The next stop on the hop is the lovely TANYA!

Thank you once again for joining us today for the Artful INKables July Release Blog Hop, be sure to head on over to the AI store to order these fabulous stamp sets right away!

Stamps: Artful INKables Spot on Summer
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pacific Point
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point
Accessories: Copics, Versamark pen, Clear detail embossing powder, Bashful Blue ribbon, Horizontal slot punch, Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic embossing folder, Versamark pad, Nesties Labels 8, Fiskars Boundary Waters Punch, circle punches


Enjoy!
Michelle B.

17 comments:

Patti said...

Sooooooo dang cute! Love your matching frame and turtles! Your water looks soooo inviting! Cute card!

Theresa said...

Love how you made the frame and turtle backs...will have to check out that technique. Love everything about this card.... the water is a great look.

MrsETaylor said...

Love LOVE LOVE it. Those turtles are just wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration today.

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Awesome! That technique is perfect for the turtle shells.

Kim Nath said...

Oh this is sooo adorable! I love how you did the background and matching "buttons", really clever!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am smiling so wide just from looking at this card! What a great way to create the turtle shells! This card is perfect in every way.

Chelsea said...

Love the faux stone technique. Gonna have to check it out cuz your card looks amazing with it on there.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. Great texture on the turtle shells and mat.

Brenda said...

Very cool! Looks just like a turtle shell. Love the waves!

Sylvia said...

This is so neat. Love the differnt techniques you used here. Turtles, are adorable.

JoAnn said...

Great Card!! I will have to go take a look at this technique. I love the border and the turtles. Thanks for sharing.

craft_princess said...

WOW! That shell look is amazing!!

silvia said...

Fabulous card!! LOVE your turtles!!!

Lillian Child said...

Faux stone turtles???!!!! How cute are they? GREAT card!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww this is way tooo cute!!! Love the turtles and how they match your dp frame that you made!

Beautiful job!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Lucy Newton said...

Its a beautiful and realistic card, loove it!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

UBER cute!!!