Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Deep Waters

It's time for another Sweet n Sassy Stamps Instagram Hop and this month the theme is "Splash into Summer."

My card features the new Seashell Greetings stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and a weathered wood style background. 

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Here's how I created my weathered wood background:

~ Cut a piece of cardboard to size (mine was 5.5" x 4.25") and score lines every 1/2 inch

~ Paint over your cardboard with white school glue

~ While the glue is still tacky to touch, paint over it with your choice of acrylic paint

~ Dry with a heat gun

~ Re-score your lines

~ Using sandpaper, lightly sand off the paint in spots and rough up the edges

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Heather said...

So beautiful, Esther, and I love your details on how to weather the "wood" look - brilliant! I can't wait to try this! Your cool blues are the perfect summer night - glorious! Thanks so much for playing at Make My Monday!

Debbie Mageed said...

Absolutely stunning card, Esther! I love the effect you got by coloring onto cardboard. I just happen to have the perfect pieces sitting on my desk right now! I might have to give this a go soon. Thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.
Debbie, DT
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dj said...

Gorgeous!! Of course I am a sucker for all things nautical!! Way to go shopping your stash!! That blue weathered background…perfect for our “Let’s Hear It For The Boys” challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. Thanks for sharing your creativity and playing along with our challenge!! -Deb Horst, DT #SOS498

Conniecrafter said...

such a pretty water scene and I just love how your shells frame it, great quote!

SmilynStef said...

What a gorgeous background ... so very glad you joined us at Shopping Our Stash.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love all the details and rich colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday.

Maria Valente said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at MMMChallenge Blog.