My first blog post is a card I made for the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights challenge.  Not sure I’m doing this right, haha!  (Although, I’m guessing no one but me will ever see this, so it’s all good!)  I was inspired by the beautiful pink flowers tied on to the chairs in the Pinterest grouping, and the beautiful cake and Mondo Peony Inspiration card (which really is just absolutely gorgeous!)

To make the background, I used water color paper and Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Spun Sugar, and Picked Raspberry to create the sunset.  I used Tumbled Glass for the sky. I also used Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon for the water.

All stamped images except for the full cloud are from EH’s new “Stay Salty” set and were inked with Momento Tuxedo black; the ship was embossed with clear embossing powder as was the sentiment.  The full cloud is from Pretty Pink Posh’s RainyDays.  Copic Markers N6, N4, N2, and N0 were used to color the sails and clouds.  The cabin of the ship and flag were colored with Copic RV06, RV10 and RV 66.  The hull of the ship was colored with Touch Marker BR92, and Copics E53, E37 and E29.  The waves were stamped on vellum with Versamark and white embossing powder, then colored on the backside with Copic B04.

All stamped images were given a couple coats of clear Wink of Stella.  They were then secured to the card front using Multi Medium Matte (MMM), foam tape (the full cloud, ship and one wave were 2 layers of foam tape, and 2 waves and 1 cloud were a single layer).  I used Kool Tak clear foam tape for the vellum waves.  Five clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh (4 mm x 1, 3 mm x 4) were secured with MMM to finish off the card.  The card front was taped to a piece of black cardstock that was then taped to a piece of pink top folding cardstock using an ATG gun.

I love this new Stay Salty set, and although I don’t have the dies yet, I was able to fussy cut everything quite easily (and I lack mad scissor skilz, so that is something to write home about–or at least blog about, lol!)  I did have the die for the full cloud.