I had several ideas for this month's Twofer Card Challenge, which has a nautical theme. In the end, I decided to finish up this pair first, so that I did have something to show for.
I started my first card by stamping the shells from my Apple Blossom set onto a panel of Neenah desert storm and heat embossing it in white (SSS). The sentiment was heat embossed onto a scrap of vellum. To make the sentiment stand out from the background, I blended DOI on the back of the vellum and also added some water splatters to give it a more weathered look (which does not really show up in the photograph). Before adhering the sentiment strip using glue dots behind the text and a thin strip of double-sided tape at the right-hand side, I coloured in the shells using a Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen. I also added a few splatters. To add a bit more interest, I then added some 'shading' using a gold Wink of Stella shimmer pen.
For my second card, I took one of the shell stamps to create a circle of yummie ice-creams. I stamped them in Archival black ink and coloured them in using Tombow markers and a watercolour brush. The sentiment is from an old Stampendous sentiment set.
My friendship card is also playing at:
ATSM - #355 Photo inspiration
(I focused on the sand and the shells)
My ice cream card is also playing at:
SSS Wednesday - CAS
Colour Crazy - #33 AG colouring
HLS Watercolour - AG