Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Fusion Card Challenge over at http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ . The challenge gives you a sketch and a theme and you can use one, or the other or both. This challenge sketch is …..
I opted to try both and went with a nautical theme and the card sketch…..
First I used a selection of distress inks and distress oxide inks in blue, greens and yellow and “smooshed” them using a sheet of acetate out of some crafty packaging. Once I was happy with the effect I decided it needed a border to make it stand out so I matted it on some navy card stock. I left a wider border at the right hand side which I heat embossed with a compass stamp.
Then I stamped and coloured the sailor using alcohol pens and fussy cut him out. The port hole was also a stamp which I again heat embossed with silver and fussy cut it out. The sailor is stuck on using some 3d pads to give it a little dimension and the card is finished off with a stampmed sentiment saying “happy birthday mate”! The stamps were all part of a set which came free with a Creative Stamping Magazine months ago. I really like the sailor with his tattoo and I had to give him a ginger beard to keep him in the Ginger Ninja theme!
I really enjoyed the challenge and will definately be back to see what the next challenge will be. It was a good way of making me look at my crafty stash and see what I had that could be used for the theme and it was a great excuse to get this sailor out to play! I hope you like my card and thanks so much for stopping by.
AKA the Ginger Ninja!!