Waves of the Ocean Collection: Pelican Sunset
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I loved the colors and patterns in this DSP from the Waves of the Ocean Collection. Initially I made the card without the clouds and really like how streamlined it is. This photo also shows a peek of the inside.
Then I added clouds. Which version do you like best? I diecut the clouds and the details out of the Mother of Pearl specialty paper, then colored the detail portion of the clouds with the Dark Petal Pink Blend.
Here’s a straight-ahead photo for comparison.
The inside features coordinating inks (Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral) applied with blending brushes. You can skip the birds if you prefer, but they were a hit on my Facebook Live.
Measurements for Card 6:
- Crumb Cake cardstock: 5 ½: x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
- Petal Pink cardstock: 1 ¼” x 5 ¼”
- Daffodil Delight cardstock: 1 ¼” x 5 ¼”
- Calypso Coral cardstock: 1 ¼” x 5 ¼”
- Waves of the Ocean DSP: 1 ⅛” x 5 ⅛” (3 strips per photo); ½” x 5 ½” for inside strip
- Basic White cardstock: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”; 2” x 3 ¼” to diecut for greeting; plus scrap for pelican
- Mother of Pearl: scrap for cloud pieces
Instructions for Card 6:
- These written instructions aren’t detailed since I featured this card in a Facebook Live from April 13th or watch it on my YouTube channel.
- Diecut the greeting panel with the Color & Contours rectangle die, mask off completely the white scalloped edge with delicate Frog tape or something comparable.
- To add color to the greeting panel and the inside panel, begin with a really light touch using blending brushes and Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral inks to coordinate with the DSP.
- Stamp the pelican with Early Espresso, then color with Blends: Gray Granite Combo on the bird body, Daffodil Delight head and Petal Pink beak and feet. On the post I suggest Crumb Cake and Petal Pink.
- Diecut the optional clouds from Mother of Pearl paper and add Petal Pink to the details if desired. I popped the clouds up with Dimensionals.
- Wrap the linen thread around the post before adding it with Dimensionals to the greeting panel. I tucked the bottom of the posts (and trimmed it a bit) before tucking behind the bottom scalloped edge.
- DSP is layered onto cardstock strips and spaced evenly.
- I attached linen thread to the back of the greeting with Seal before popping up the greeting with Dimensionals.
- I’ll be happy to answer questions if the video isn’t clear enough about instructions.
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