March 28, 2011


This is a little surprise that I made for my husband. 

Instead of a card, I created a small piece of “framed” art with a square Spellbinder’s Nestability.   A piece of chipboard on the base of this 3 ½ square plaque keeps the piece sturdy which also allows it to be propped up easily.

For depth, several layers of dimensional foam were used.  The sentiment and stars were the only images stamped directly on the background which was highlighted with Distress Inks.  The brush tip of the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue made it quick to coat the chipboard and attach the white cardstock base.

The boat and water are separate pieces and were water colored before trimming.  The “water” is a randomly cut piece of watercolor paper.

To keep both feelings of warm tropic sand and masculinity, the frame was distressed with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain inks before the Paisley Outline was stamped in Vintage Photo. 

This “Dreamboat” would also be fun with a bon voyage greeting.

Have a dreamy day,

Penny Black “Mix & Match” Cardstock:  Sticks & Stones 02-002
Canson:  Watercolor Paper
Tsukineko:  Onyx Black VersaFine, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers
Ranger:  Mustard Seed Distress Ink, Dried Marigold Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Tombow: Permanent Stamp Runner Adhesive, Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, Dual Brush Pens (026, 055, 515, 535, 725, 856, 985)
3M Scotch:  Dimensional Foam Tape
Spellbinders:  Small Classic Squares Nestabilities (2 ¾)
Chipboard (3 ½” square)