Here's something totally different from what I normally do. I really wanted to try a monochromatic card, with the image colored only in Sepia tones, like the old photographs. At first I tried coloring this JustRite sailboat with my colored pencils, but didn't like the end result. I opted for water coloring with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), and liked that much better. I embossed the image in brown embossing powder to make it a bit easier to water color without worrying too much about going out of the lines.
I'm pretty partial to this card, something about it I really like. I'm glad I chose to throw in some blue, to break up all the browns though. The background is an Impression Obsession Cover-a-card Map stamp. Notice the twine stitching around the edges of the card front, not something I will be doing again any time soon, lol! But it is a perfect touch for this nautical themed card. Hand stitching that was the most time consuming!
I stamped the map stamp inside the card as well, just in a much lighter color. The sentiment is one of my favorite quote stamps, also from Impression Obsession.
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Stamps: Impression Obsession, JustRite
Ink: Versamark, Distress
Paper: SU, water color paper, Core'dinations
Accessories: Martha Stewart edge punch, Nestabilities, twine, needle, grosgrain ribbon, antique metal brad