Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A beautiful underwater world

Hi, Janja here!

The new CottageCutz flourish & flowers dies are already on my desk. But before I start with them, I want to lead you in a beautiful underwater world. Let's see what is hiding in the coral reef.


For the card we need:
  • white card base: 10.6 x 5.3", folded
  • blue or patterned paper: 5 x 5"
  • patterned paper in the sand color: 5 x 1"
  • white and color cardstock
  • distress inks: peeled paint, mowed lawn, worn lipstick, dusty concord, festive berries, aged mahogany, mustard seed, rusty hinge, pumice stone and black soot

First, we prepare cutouts shaded with distress inks. We prepare a larger number of cutouts, because the card is made inside and outside.
 

For corals, underwater plants and coral reef, I used the die - under the sea. The die offers a lot of elements that you can optionally attach to the background. Some of cutouts are fixed directly to the background and for the remaining we use adhesive pads. 
In this beautiful environment, I added a crab, a starfish and a fish.
 

In the interior of the card, the background is prepared the same way as the front side of the card. 
From the white cardstock we cut out a circle (the largest die of a set) for text. The edges are covered with the stitched circle frame (the largest die of a set). With the remaining cutouts we create a beautiful underwater world.
 


And don't forget on our April challenge - anything goes. You still have time to share your projects with us till the end of the month. Two lucky winners will get the nice award.
Dies, which I used at work:





Have a nice day. 

Janja

7 comments:

Valerija said...

Wonderful card Janja!

Vladuška said...

Janja, this is stunning. So beautiful.

Sandy Beebe said...

Wow! Just Wow! Luv this; now have to get the underwater dies, I have everything else; hope you don't mind I will be copying this card :)

Mary Marsh said...

You have created quite a fabulous underwater scene Janja-I love it both inside and outside-creative work

Joanne said...

Wow Janja this is awesome!! I love all of the colors!

oldpunca said...

Janja, your card is fabulous. Great work and super idea to decorate also the inner part. :-)

Karen Briguglio said...

This is just AMAZING. The details and the coloring are superb!
I really like when you guys use older and newer dies together. It's fun to see the older ones in a different light.
Karen