Tuesday, July 19, 2022

You Go Gull!

It's Tuesday which is my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps! We're in the middle of a heat wave, so I decided to create a slimline card featuring a cool beach scene with the You Go Gull Clear Stamp Set and the Wave to Me Stencil by Heffy Doodle. This stencil is no longer available, but the Land and Sea Stencil by Polkadoodles would be a good substitute.

Here's the card!

Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Wave to Me Stencil by Heffy Doodle (no longer available, but ... )
Black Blending Brushes by Time for Tea Designs
Onyx Black VersaFine™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Bristol Cardstock by Strathmore®
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Avalanche White Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Tuxedo Black and Desert Sand Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: C00, C0, C2, C4, C6, N4, 6, R24, R37, R39, Y15, Y19, Y35, Y38, E21, E23, E25, E37, W00, BG18, BG57, B14, B26
Black Brush Multiliner Pen by Copic
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura® of America
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

  1. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 8" x 8.75". Score at 4" and fold to form a 4" x 8.75" card. Set aside.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp all five seagulls, the buoy, the fishing buoy, and three wooden piers from the You Go Gull Clear Stamp Set onto white cardstock. 
  3. Fussy-cut all of the stamped elements, color them with Copic markers, and edge them with a black pen. Set them aside.
  4. Cut a piece of Bristol or other heavy-weight water-philic paper to 3.5" x 8.5". 
  5. Use magnets to secure the Bristol paper to the STAY-tion.
  6. Use a piece of paper or plastic to mask off the top area for the sky. 
  7. Use torn paper to mask off the bottom area for the beach. 
  8. Use the largest of the Black Blending Brushes by Time for Tea Designs to brush Mermaid Elements Ink by Lavinia Stamps between the two masked areas to create the sea. 
  9. Place the Wave to Me or other Wave Stencil over the newly inked areas and brush Blue Lagoon Blue Lagoon over the stencil onto the sea area of the background image panel.
  10. Move the plastic or paper covering the top portion of the image panel to cover the sea. 
  11. Brush Della Blue Elements Ink over the panel to create a blue sky.
  12. Remove the torn paper mask below the ocean and Desert Sand Memento ink over the top part of the torn paper. •
  13. Move the torn edge down then brush the Desert Sand ink upwards over the edge. 
  14. Continue until the sandy beach is completed to your liking. 
  15. Use a Copic marker to add detail and shade to the beach sand.
  16. Adhere the three piers, the navigational buoy, the fishing buoy, and all the seagulls as shown. 
  17. Use Copic makers to add shadow below all the fussy-cut elements.
  18. Apply white gel pen squiggles and lines to the sea area, then smudge the white ink with your finger.*
  19.  Go back and add more white gel pen accents, but don't smudge them.
  20. Use magnets to secure the card front to the base of a stamping platform. 
  21. Place the sentiment facedown where desired.
  22. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the sentiment stamp and lift.
  23. Ink the stamp with Onyx Black VersaFine Ink by Tsukineko and stamp. Repeat inking and stamping if necessary for a good impression.
  24. Use a black or dark grey marker to edge the background panel.
  25. Adhere the image panel to the reserved white card.
  • Use Desert Sand Memento ink or Distress ink to ink the beach area of the card. That way you can add detail with Copic markers.
  • Alternately, you can use other ink and add detail with pencils, chalk pencils, or India Ink pens.
  • I discovered that the Elements inks move a bit when smudging the white ink, so you'll end up with chalky blue fingers.
Thanks for visiting today! Stay cool! 

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