Stampin' Up!

Progression of a Card

Yesterday I had an idea for a simple 3″ x 3″ card while I was at my day job, so I did a quick sketch and worked on it in the evening. I think this was the hardest simple card I’ve ever made! LOL! I thought you’d get a kick out of how it progressed over the evening.

From left to right…

The first one is my first prototype. Not too bad, but there were some changes I wanted to make.

The second one – I forgot to rinse out my brayer after using it with another color so my water was an ugly green!

The third one – I think this was even worse than before! The brayered water was too light, the clouds were too dark, the cardstock shifted on my Stamparatus between stampings (I was trying to get darker sail boats), and I decided that I needed to mask the boats before I brayered the water.

The fourth one – I forgot to mask the boats, the brayered water was too dark, and I forgot to fold the card in half before I stamped the clouds.

The fifth one – much better! But I decided that the masks over the boats needed to be trimmed closer to the images because there was too much white space around them.

At this point, I decided that it would be better to stop while I was ahead and set it aside.

I picked it back up this evening and think I’m done with it! This is my final version! Not such a simple card anymore, eh? I ended up layering the stamped layer onto a Night of Navy 3″ x 3″ card base and popped the sentiment onto its own layer. Whew! I didn’t think I’d ever finish this card!

My featured set for this card is the new Sailing Home set. The High Tide set pairs nicely with it… can you pick out which stamp I used from High Tide? I also used the Birch background stamp – it made for great clouds!

Thanks for stopping by!



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