My chosen form of transport is a rather unusual one - a submarine! I've been looking out for ages for a way to use this great paper from a K&Co 12x12 pad. I used two sheets of it for this easel card. I used the submarine part of one sheet to cover the upright/front panel, positioning it carefully so that the anchor and chain fitted neatly down the left of the card. With the bottom area of the other sheet, I covered the card base. I lightly inked the edge of both panels.
Then I cut out the whole submarines and anchor from the waste and added them to the front panel with 3-D glue. For the stand on the base card, I cut a strip of waste the width of the card and up to the top of the waves - I was originally planning to fussy-cut the waves, but I thought with the tops of them used to stand the upright against, they would soon get ragged and torn.
I reinforced the strip of wave paper with scrap card and inked the edges, then highlighted some of the waves by sketching rough lines on them with a Tonertex pen and, when it was dry, foiling with an oil-on-water effect foil. The pen and foil are available from Foil Play.
To finish it, I added the strip to the base with foam pads, and then die cut the "Ahoy There" wording. This was the first time I've used the die, and I was using Stick It, the adhesive sheet for die cuts, and I made the mistake of applying it to the wrong side of the card so my first attempt came out in mirror-writing! Luckily I had plenty orange card left to try again with.
|detail of the foiled waves|
I'm sharing this with Under Water at The Male Room