Hello Lovelies! This is my ode to all things blue with this somewhat ornate card for the Simon Says Stamp Dream Big Release featuring two of my favorite techniques...foiling and ink-blending!
A monochromatic color scheme could be boring but I don't think that I could ever feel that way about Uncharted Mariner! I was out of the country when this was released so I didn't get to join the festivities, but I'm having a blast now!
Let's take a look at the key non-inking supplies for this easy foiled card:
Essential Card Supplies:
Our Ink Recipe is all about Uncharted Mariner, but these two other Distress Inks help it to shine here!
Sometimes, I'm just....blue...
IN MY THOUGHTS - Foiling, Ink-Blending and Die-cutting
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
I didn't take photos but this card has no mysteries so I use the steps below to guide you on my process with this one.
Trim the Sea Glass cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Die-cut the Sea Glass cardstock using the Imperia Plate
Foil a white 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock using the Bohemian Background plate and gold foil. Link here if you need a foiling walkthrough. :-)
Starting with the lightest color, ink-blend Tumbled Glass halfway down the foiled cardstock, overlap with Broken China to cover the middle 1/3, and finish with Uncharted Mariner. Trim to 3 3/4" x 5" and pop up with foam tape
Die-cut Matte Gold Cardstock with the Floral Stem Die
Stamp the You Are In My Thoughts sentiment with Intense Black ink and die-cut from the Clean Lines Stamp Set out of Sea Glass Cardstock
Layer and embellish with gold jewels to finish.
The delicate lines of the Bohemian Background stand out dramatically against the Uncharted Mariner ink.
A closer look at the ink blend!
I love how the Die-cut Imperia pattern looks against the Bohemian ink-blended foil.
The Floral Stem Die-cut is like card-jewelry here.
Everyone needs a card like this from time to time, the moody blues may be a bit somber, but the gold feels optimistic and hopefully conveys a feeling of how special and cherished the recipient of this card is.
Last look Lovelies!
I am hoping that you also have a crush
Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!
I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with SimonSaysStamp.com.