Monday, January 9, 2012

backwards thinking and scallops

I love scallop borders until I try and make one myself. Even with non-patterned paper, I can't get the scallops to face the direction I want them to go. This week's Make It Monday is to use border dies for a background, and my scallop die was the first thing that popped into my head.


For this, I colored two pieces of water color paper with various shades of blue for the ocean/lake/pond, and it's a good thing I did because I ran out of the first sheet because I kept cutting the waves too short. The waves are made using my PTI medium scallop die and using the other side (negative?). The sky is also watercolor paper colored with watercolor pencils and swirled. The only boat in my possession was from the free cartridge that came with my Cricut. Cardstock and sentiment is also Papertrey Ink, water color pencils come from Close to my Heart, and the ink is Memento. A nice, easypeasy masculine card!

5 comments:

Diane said...

Wonderful card...so creative...did I mention I love it...I do!!

Marybeth said...

Love this, I wanted to do this too but I think my scallops are way to small. This is a wonderful card. Amazing job on the coloring of the sky!

Terri E. said...

How fun to make waves!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a great card. I love how you used the scallop borders as waves. So fun.

Lisa said...

How fun and clever! Cute card :)

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