Friday, 16 August 2019

Nautical Twofer

It's time for another Twofer over at Darnell's blog. I find these challenges really ... what shall we say? .... challenging!
The theme  this time is Nautical

For the landscape card, I used a stencil from Neat & Tangled called Rice Paddies and I love it. With this I used some home made embossing paste and it worked beautifully. I had added some extra PVA glue to the mix and it was much better. 
Here is my amended recipe
  • 1/2 cup of talc
  • 1 tablespoon of White Acrylic paint
  • 2 tablespoons of PVA Glue
After I had masked and spread paste over part of the stencil, I removed it from the card and sprinkled over some WOW Vintage Peacock embossing powder. I waited until it had dried out somewhat before heat setting. It was a fabulous twinkle.

The silver heat embossed sentiment is from The Alley Way stamps. I simply added a whole shoal of little silver die cut fish.
Freshly Made Sketches

The second card uses the same fish over an ocean daubed with Distress inks, and stamped with some white acrylic paint grunge dots. It's topped with a die by La La Land Crafts of Sea Bubbles. The sentiment here was computer generated. As I inlaid this die, I still have the negative die cut to use on another card!
What fun!


  1. Two CASlicious beauties, Chrissie! I am so impressed that you make up your own embossing paste (thank you for sharing the recipe) and OMG, what fantastic schparkle you achieved! A perfect setting for your fabulous school of silver fishies and great sediment! Your blending on your second card is spectacular! It really captures the deep deep blue of ocean water and how it transitions to a gorgeous green near the top. It looks like a photo! And I love that cool die and great computer-generated sediment, too! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #19! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Your sparkly stenciled ocean has fabulous depth (thanks for sharing that paste recipe!) for those sweet silver fish. Your second card has that gorgeous blue sea highlighting your fishies, and that bubble wave die adds such a fun texture. A lovely set of nautical twofers! Thanks for playing along at The Twofer Card Challenge #19.

  3. Two gorgeous nautical-themed cards. The white space makes the other elements pop. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. Yes, they are challenging, but just look at the two beautiful cards you made! Oh, how I adore them! Thank you so much for the embossing paste recipe. I'm going to try it. Love, love those silver fish in the glittery ocean, and all the clean blue and white of your birthday card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Twofer!

  5. WOW ! Stunning cards ! Love both of them and this shoal of fish are lovely either in silver or in white. Thanks for the recipe, will have to try this. I especially love your striking blue ocean on the second card, I would love to give it a dive !


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