My Favorite Things – You keep me afloat

Hi guys! I am sharing a father’s day card using the stamp set You keep me afloat from MFT. I was inspired by Koren Wiskman video using this stamp set. She used her polychromos pencils to color the images, and it made me want to use my pencils. I mostly use them to add shadows on my copic or watercolor images. She made me want to embrace the look of the pencil and I must say, I am in LOVE with how my rabbit turned out. Beware, I am hooked now and all of the cards that I made this week were with my pencils. 

To start this card, I inked the images with memento rich cocoa ink. It was a new ink for me, and I must say, I love how the brown lines seem to blend with my coloring and they don’t have a lot of contrast compare to the black. 

 

I used my faber castell polychromos pencisl to color all of the images. It is longer then copic coloring, but I must say, the result is worth it, and I had a lot of fun coloring these. 

After that, I wanted to make a wood background, so I used the lumber 3D embossing folder from Tim holtz. I used white cardstock and mist it a little to help with the embossing. Then, with my blending brushes, I inked the panel. I used distress oxides inks Antique Linen, Tea dye and ground espresso. This embossing folder gives really amazing results. It’s hard to see on the picture, but in real life the texture is amazing and it really looks like wood. 

Then, I used the ocean motion dies from MFT and ink blended the waves with distress ink tumbled glass and salty ocean. I added droplets of water on it to add a nice effect. 

 

I used two nested circle die from SSS to make a kind of porthole. Finally, I die cut three times the word die papa from SSS from black cardstock. 

To assemble my card, I added foam tape on my wood panel and glued it on my card base. Then, I glued the waves, the word die ad the “porthole” on the card. I use foam on my images to make them pop up on my card. 

 

This father’s day card is absolutely gorgeous. It represent my dad a lot, even the rabbit sleeping in the boat! 

Hope you like my project ! Thank you for visiting me ! 

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