Wednesday 30 March 2016

A Dutch Open Sea

I recently discovered a fun fold that I hadn't seen before so I had to try it!  It's called a Double Dutch fold and there's a great tutorial for it at Splitcoaststampers.

I needed a masculine card so I combined elements from The Open Sea and Going Global stamp sets with nautical colours - Marina Mist and Pacific Point.
SU, Double Dutch fold, Masculine card, The Open Sea, Going Global, In the Meadow, Happy Home
The anchors are coloured with Smoky Slate and Soft Suede markers
For the tag, I used the largest die in the Tags & Labels Framelit set and the second largest of the Lots of Labels Framelits.  The image is coloured with Pacific Point and Marina Mist markers.Everything is sponged with Marina Mist ink. 

The greeting is from Watercolour Wings, stamped in Basic Black and cut out with the banner die from the Large Numbers Framelits.  I sponged the banner with Marina Mist and Pacific Point inks.

The background piece is stamped with elements from The Open Sea using Marina Mist ink and then sponged over with Marina Mist ink.
SU, Double Dutch fold, Masculine card, The Open Sea, Going Global, In the Meadow, Happy Home
The mostly blank top panel provides a place to write a note or greeting.
The mountains in the background are from the In the Meadow stamp set, as are the sprigs of grass in the foreground.

The hilly cliff edge in the foreground was created with one of the stamps in the Happy Home set - I used a Pear Pizzazz marker to ink up only the hill, omitting the bench and clouds.

The ship is from The Open Sea.  I used a black marker to ink up the ship, leaving out the sea part of the stamp.

I sponged the grass with Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow.  The  sea and sky are sponged with Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Pacific Point and I used a Marina Mist Stampin' Write marker to create ripples in the sea.

I sponged the distant mountains with Wisteria Wonder and a little Elegant Eggplant and deepened the shadows on the waterline with an Elegant Eggplant marker.  Then I added a little Wisteria Wonder into the sea as a bit of a reflection.  

At the end, I touched up the sails with a bit of Whisper White Craft Ink and a brush and used a Real Red marker on the little flag at the top of mast.

Thank you for looking at my card.

'Til next time

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