Father's Day Card ~ Fusion Challenge + Watercolor Blog Hop

Double post today.  If you are here for the Card A Day Challenge, please scroll down for that post or Clicky to go there now. 

This card came together in an unusual way.  I've been working on cleaning my stamp room this week.  It's taking me a long time because I keep getting distracted by the things I should be putting away.  Can anyone relate?  The background blue and green piece is from a "failed" attempt at a new watercolor/ink/stencil technique.  I thought about just tossing it, but then an idea struck and this card was born.

As soon as I layered the white die cut on top of my technique piece I squealed with delight.  It reminded me of the ocean, so I due cut some fun dies from Wplus9 and colored them.    Then I set the pieces aside and got distracted for a couple of days.  Yesterday I saw the new fusion challenge inspiration photo and it was just the inspiration I needed to get this card put together.  Thank you, Fusion Card Challenge!

Don't you just love this?!!! I am definitely using it to create another card or two. My wheels are turning.  I love when challenges do that for me.  Here is a close up so you can see the texture and dimension on my focal piece.  The lighthouse was colored simply with Copics.  The starfish were sponged with ink and then I used markers to color in little dots for extra texture & dimension.  The edges of most of the pieces were sponged with Crumb Cake ink.

The finishing touch was to glue on some Seed Beads and Sand Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.    I had a starfish leftover, so I glued him on the inside.  I can't believe I now have 2 Father's Day cards completed this early!  Perhaps I will even get them sent out on time.


Since I used a watercolor background, I'm also entering this card into the watercolor blog hop over on Pretty Pink Posh.  <3  The makers of those fabulous seed beads and sequins I used for my sandy beach.  Head on over to Fusion and Pretty Pink Posh to play along.  Now that my card is done I'm going to see what everyone else has designed.  :)

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin' UP!)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Crisp Canteloupe, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate (SU); R29, R59, Y08 (Copic); Tumbled Glass, Broken China (Distress)
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake Textured, Very Vanilla (SU); Marshmallow (Bazzill)
Accessories: Guiding Light Dies (Wplus9); Interlocking Die (Penny Black); Silver Shimmer Seed Beads, 4mm Sand Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)


jimlynn said...

Wonderful card for Father's Day! Love the lighthouse on here too. Fabulous!

Michele Henderson said...

Terrific sea themed card! LOVE it!

Heidi H said...

I just love the texture and sparkle of the sand -- and so glad you gave your thought process. Isn't it wonderful when something comes together! Beautiful card.

Rosemary said...

what a fun Father's day card!

SmilynStef said...

Your failed attempt turned into an awesome success ... love the clean ocean feel of your design ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

Kristie Goulet said...

Very fun Father's Day card, Heather! Love the "sand".

Fifi said...

such a striking mans card :)

Celeste Goff said...

What a fabulous and colorful card!

D.Ann C said...

Love your beach goodies!

Brandi R said...

What a fun card! That background is awesome with the overall design ♥

Jeanne J said...

Hi Heather! I love your bright summery card! The lighthouse and seshells make me think of vacation! Love the sparkly beads too!

Michelle Lupton said...

Love your beach/lighthouse-themed card! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion :)