Distress Oxide - Starry Sky Ocean Card + Giveaway

For this card I used Distress Oxide inks to create a starry night sky ocean scene.


To start this card I tapes a piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board. I blended Broken China Distress Oxide ink across the center of the page. Above and below that I used the colors Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. I used the colors in a way that made them reflect across the center.


Next I used a watercolor brush with just clean water on it to create the horizon line, the clouds, and some highlights on the water. I used some white watercolor paint, which I watered down quite a bit, to splatter stars across the sky and on the water. I also used a white gel pen to outline the underside of the clouds and to add highlights to the water. I would highly recommend checking out my YouTube video below to get a better idea of how I made this background.


I pulled out the stamp set "Party Like A Pirate" by my favorite things and stamp the little ship stamp from it in Versamark ink. I stamped this on Bristol Smooth paper and heat embossed it in a black embossing powder. I then colored it in with my Arteza Real Brush Pens using only my black marker and two grey markers. I really wanted the ship to look silhouetted against the sky which is why I kept the colors dark.


I used a slider die from the Lawn Fawn die set "Slide on Over." I wanted to create the look of the ship lifting out of the water and flying up into the sky. So I have the slider curving from the ocean and going up into the sky. I used a penny to make the ship slider. The sentiment that I chose says "give flight to your dream." I thought that it really worked well with this card. Sadly this stamp comes from an older Micheals stamp set and it is no longer available. I was so happy with how this card turned out!



$25 Simon Says Stamp Gift Card

To celebrate hitting 500 subscribers on my YouTube channel I am having a little giveaway. All you have to do to enter is subscribe to my YouTube channel (unless you already have of course) and leave a comment on the video for this card. In a week from now five winners will be chosen. Four of those winners will receive one of my handmade cards in the mail, and one winner will be chosen to receive one of my cards as well as a $25 gift card from Simon Says Stamp. I really wish I could give more, but as this prize is being paid for by me this is all I can do at this time. You must enter by 8pm EST on 6/19/18. The winners will be announced in Wednesday's video on 6/20/18! The gift card will be sent digitally via email. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported my channel by watching my videos!