Sunday, June 10, 2018

Introducing Salt Air: Flora, Fauna, and Sentiments

Good morning, friends, and welcome to Day 1 of the Papertrey Ink June Countdown! For the next five days we'll be sharing projects showcasing this month's release. Today, we're introducing a collection from Betsy Veldman that is sure to thrill all of you ocean-lovers out there. The Salt Air series includes the Flora set, Fauna set, and a mini packed with fabulous sentiments. Let's take a closer look with a project!

I thought it would be fun to create a vivid scene for a baby card. So often we use pastels for babies, but why not exercise some of those brighter colors? Especially if you know an expectant couple that enjoys the ocean.


I began by sponging a watery background onto white cardstock using Aqua Mist and Tropical Teal inks. I splattered the inked surface with clean water and Copic Opaque White Pigment to add some visual texture.


Then, I created a sandy ocean floor by applying real decorative sand to Fine Linen and Classic Kraft die cuts In The Meadow die cuts. I adhered them to the front of my card with dimensional adhesives to add depth. Next, I  stamped and die cut several coral pieces from Salt Air: Flora and tucked them between the sandy bits.


I wanted my sentiment to stand out, but I didn't want to obscure the background any more than was necessary. I chose to heat emboss the Salt Air: Sentiments greeting on a vellum banner which worked perfectly. I also stamped and die cut both of the sea turtles from Salt Air: Fauna. I adhered them to the card front with foam adhesive, using the small turtle to hide the adhesive for the vellum banner. A couple of googlie eyes give them a slightly comical, baby-friendly appearance.

I hope you enjoyed today's project. That's all I have to share for now, but I'll be back tomorrow with more of this month's Papertrey Ink release. Until then, Amy, Betsy, Dawn, HeatherLaurie, Melissa B, Melissa P, Michelle, and Stephanie all have projects to share with you. Have a great day and I'll see you soon!



Sandy M said...

Such a cute baby card. I love your color choices. It makes for a different baby card. Usually they are all pastels and this was a nice change

Sharon said...

So cute, Lizzie! Love this!

Connie Wine said...
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Connie Wine said...

What great sets! Your card is wonderful❤️

nancy said...

Fabulous card, Lizzie. It is a wonderful alternative to pastel baby cards, yet can be used for any age group. I definitely could see my teenage nephews appreciating this one.

Kathleen said...

Lizzie, You have changed your web site and I can no longer copy and paste your images into Evernote. Now I have to do a screen ccvapture. Can it be fixed??

F. Andre said...

Lovely card. I'm in awe of these beautiful images that are fab in every colour palette.

Lizzie Jones said...

My apologies. There were a few coding things I forgot to do on the back end, but it should be good to go now. Sorry about that!