Friday, 4 May 2018

High Tide Ocean for JAI #407

Happy Friday everyone and welcome :-) The first week of May is here already. Is it just me or is this year really speeding along?? It's been extra busy in our house this week but I'm so looking forward to the weekend and having some crafty time.

And to help with your weekend crafting, our new challenge at Just Add Ink is one of Tina's fun Letter challenges. This week, it's Just Add..."O". So that could be a colour such as Old Olive, a stamp set like Oh So Eclectic or whatever else beginning with the letter "O" that you'd like to use as your main focus. As always, our lovely design team have all created amazing cards to inspire you so I hope you can pop on over and join us!

For my card, I created an Ocean using Distress Inks and the new Distress Resist Spray. This is a really fun technique - the spray dries clear and adds shine and texture and using it between each layer means it traps individual colours too.  There is a great tutorial here by Jennifer McGuire.
I started by spraying and adding some drops to the white watercolor card stock and once it was dry, started adding layers of colour. This was my first play with the Spray and I love how it looks like sea spray :-)

Stopping after each new colour, to add some more spray and drops and allowing it to dry before the next layer did take some time but the result was worth the time and effort :-)

To complete the card, I made a mask for the light beam and blended some more ink over the background before stamping and fussy cutting the light house. The sentiment is embossed in Black on Vellum and there is added sparkle and shine with the silver ribbon and added sequins.

Card stock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Dapper Denim
Stamps: High Tide
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Irridescent Sequin Assortment, Black EP, Silver Ribbon
Non SU: Watercolor Card Stock (TH Distress). Distress Resist Spray, Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch,Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the awesome inspiration the design team have created to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what fun "O" elements you will be inspired to use in your projects too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Oh, WOW, Jan! Your card is amazing! Soooo worth the effort of the layers of colour to create that stunning ocean!

  2. You use of colour and the Distress Resist Spray really make for a realistic looking ocean with lots of sea spray!! This is amazing Jan!!!

  3. That's one very cool technique card, Jan. Love the look of the resist spray & the vibrant colours.
    D :)