I went for something different when it came to making today's card.
was on a roll with the Oh So Succulents Stamp Set but I was chatting
with one of my customers yesterday and she's a new crafter.
mentioned the Seaside Shore Stamp Set and I said it would make a great
Needless to say, this started my brain working on how would
I do it and this is the idea I came up with.
To make it a bigger
challenge, Maria doesn't have a die cutting machine - yet! - so I wanted
a design that could be made without.
There aren't any co-ordinating
dies for this stamp set so the fish and the seaweed are all fussy cut.
However, for the shaker card, the images would have to be masked rather
than fussy cut because the shakers would get caught on the adhered
shapes - see the inside of the card.
As far as the circle is concerned,
it wouldn't matter what shape the opening is because it could be like
looking into an underwater cave!
I didn't have time to put that idea
into practice but maybe I can have a test run with it on Suday!
started my card with a card base Dapper Denim Cardstock (CS), with a
layer Very Vanilla CS and a top layer of Dapper Denim CS.
largest straight-cut circle in the Circle Layering Framelits dies, I cut
an opening in the top layer.
I then cut a piece of the By the Shore
Designer Series Paper (DSP) to go behind the opening.
I didn't intend to
adhere it with the waves going top to bottom!
I was somewhat distracted
when I did this and lost my concentration!
Hopefully with the seeweed
and the stripes on the Calypso Coral fish going in the same direction,
not everyone will notice my boo boo! LOL!
Very Vanilla CS, I stamped the blue fish using Dapper Denim Ink and
coloued the blanks using my Soft Sky Marker Pen.
Then I stamped the
Calypso Coral fish and coloured the blank areas using my Calypso Coral
I left the colouring as it was because I wanted it
to be faint although I may have left it too faint!
Then I used Mint
Mcaroon Ink and stamped the seaweed twice, and coloured it in using the
Mint Macaroon Marker Pen.
stamped the sentiment, which is from the same stamp set, using our
Basic Black Archival Ink and drew white stitch lines around the circle
using a white gel pen.
I adhered everything on the front in place.
I lined the inside of the
card with a sheet of Very Vanilla CS.
I stamped the Dapper Denim and
Calypso Coral fish onto the CS and masked them with die cut PostIt note
fish to post the seaweed.
With hindsight, I should have stamped a line of
seaweed all the way across the CS, masking as I went.
Never mind -
there's always next time!
I hope you have a great weekend.
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.