Friday, 22 May 2009

DCM - Wet, Wet, Wet.

Finally, just when the weather starts to brighten up and the sun shines Kathy sets all the Daring Cardmakers a very wet dare.

This week I'd like you to do a bit of "singing in the rain" and make cards on the theme


"Wet, Wet, Wet"

I'd like to see cards featuring water of any kind, and if you can actually USE water in the making of them - then you can claim an extra bonus point lol.

So if you're ready to get splashy off you go....

I’ve had another play with the Faux Batik technique and made my own patterned paper.


The first thing I did was cover a piece of thin White card with Distress Ink (Broken China).

Once it was dry I stamped the compass, globe, and some travel related words.

Would you believe there's also part of a Christmas stamp in there!

I stamped them all with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.
Next I added more Distress Ink (Faded Jeans & Peeled Paint) and spritzed the whole thing with WATER.

While the paper was drying I stamped the main WATERY image in StazOn (Ultra Marine) and WATER coloured it with Distress inks.

Now back to the dry Faux Batik.
I place it face down on some kitchen towel and ironed the back, causing the embossing to melt and soak into the paper towel, revealing the lighter colour underneath.

You can see how the card was assembled so all that’s left is for me to send it.

So now I’m going for as many points as I possibly can........four in fact!

1- My card has a water theme
2-I’ve used water to make the Faux Batik backing paper
3 - I've water coloured the image
4 - The recipients name is WALTER!

Oh ok, not really, but you have to agree it was worth a try Lol!

A5 Card Blank – Craft Creations. (White Hammer)
Card Stock – Bazzill (Navy) Craft Creations (Vanguard White)
Rubber Stamps – Inkadinkado (Sail Boat), Clear Choice (Compass, Globe, Travel Words) Rubber Stampede (Holiday Bough), Simply Clear (Happy Birthday)
Inks –VersaMark (Clear) StazOn (Ultramarine) Ranger Distress Ink (Broken China, Peeled Paint & Faded Jeans)
Dies – Spellbinder Nestabilities (Circles)
Paper Punch – Woodware (Small Circle –Yellow)

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8 comments:

linda said...

Wow - what a process for this card, but beautiful results! I love the subtle effects of the water and everything perfectly in theme. Lovely!

Lythan said...

What a beautiful card Sue, you are clever! And "wa-ter" laugh you gave me over your water mentions!

Sammie said...

Love the Walter joke and thanks for explaining the technique -I fancy giving it a go. Sammie

Pascale said...

He He you have a cracking sense of humour. I love your batik technique and this is a fabby card!!! Hugs Pascale

Sue said...

Sue thats gorgeous, what a beautiful card and obviously a lot of work has went into it.

xx Sue

Lesley said...

hehehe...Walter....lol...gorgeous card huni!!! luv n hugs Lesley xxx

Debs said...

Great card Sue, and what brilliant easy to follow instruction for your faux batick background paper, I'm off to play right now.lol.
Thanks for the comment.
Hugs Debs

Kathy said...

Wow Sue, this is stunning - I love how you've made the background paper and put the whole thing together. I realise now that I really need to add to my collection of distress inks....