During the week I was playing around with some techniques and I tried the straw technique, where you basically blow re-inker around on glossy paper using a straw. For my piece, I used this week's Splitcoaststampers color challenge, which was to use River Rock; Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy. It's hard to tell but there is some River Rock on this piece LOL. To add a little something to the piece, I also used the Faux Mother of Pearl technique and scrunched some plastic wrap and dabbed on some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, which you can just see at the bottom left of the long panel.
I also used the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and the Just Add Ink challenge to Just Add a background. I figure my straw technique pieces count as background.
Pretty much everything on this card is retired or about to be retired (except Basic Black cardstock)! I pulled out Set Sail as I thought a nautical theme would work with the background pieces. The card base is stamped with a really old background stamp called Old World Map. The little anchor is from the Happy Whale clearlits die and I have to confess that the anchor was the only reason I bought the die.
The sailor's knot was tied after Googling how to do it because it's been years since I last tied this knot. I used the long retired Rope Twine which really adds to the nautical theme (and to the bulkiness of the card)!
Apologies to Allisa the sketch designer, but I couldn't make the horizontal panel work, so I decided to leave it off.
Thanks for looking.
Products used (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Set Sail; Old World Map
Cardstock: Glossy White; Basic Black; Not Quite Navy
Ink: Black Stazon; Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint; Rope Twine; Happy Whale Clearlit Die; Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Baja Breeze Re-Inkers