Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Growing in Unity {Day 3}

Wow! This week is going so fast! As I mentioned in my Bio, the beach is my love language. So I thought it would be fun to share my favorite Kit of the Month. KOM 5/18 "Open Sky, Deep Ocean" is definitely my favorite kit from Unity stamp Company. I love every single image and every sentiment in this kit. 

The mermaid image in this kit is perfect for a slimline card. I decided to make it "kind of" a faux shaker slimline card. I love the look of shaker cards, but when you stand them up, all the shaker elements fall to the bottom. Sometimes they get stuck on top of each other and won't move. Sometimes, it is hard to determine the right amount of shaker elements to put in the card. I chose to glue many of the sequins to the panel and left only a few at the bottom so it would still shake, but have the sequins nicely placed when standing up.

I started this card the same way as the cards I made yesterday. I stamped on watercolor paper, X-Press It paper and this time I also stamped a mask.

I put the mask over the watercolor paper image and heat embossed the seaweed image over it using white embossing powder.

I carefully peeled the mask off and used my distress inks to paint in the seaweed and the water.

I do not like wasting the ink on my glass mat (I always seem to put too much) so I will usually start a smooshed background on another watercolor paper. This time I decided to use it to add more dimension to the water on this panel.

Next, I heat embossed the sentiment on heat resistant acetate. 

I cut out a frame using watercolor paper and a combo of two dies that held together with washi tape while die cutting. 

Next, I glued the acetate to the frame using strong double sided tape. I added a double thick foam tape and set it to the side while I colored the mermaid and seahorse. Once I colored the image, I used foam dots to pop up the mermaid, lining it up on the watercolor panel. I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush to add a sparkle to the mermaid. Then, I adhered the sequins to the mermaid panel and left a few loose. Once the glue dried, I attached the frame with the acetate. To finish the card, I added the seahorse image and used my Wink of Stella to add a little more sparkle. 

Copic colors:

Hair: E31, E25  Skin: E0000, E000, E00  Necklace: R85
Tail: BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG34 V01, V04, YG01, YG23

Seahorse: YR68, YR65, Y38, Y13, Y15, Y18
Flowers: YR31, R85, R81 Grass: YG01, YG23

Thank you for stopping by! Do you have a favorite Kit of the Month?