Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Under The Sea Hinged Card Technique

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Wednesday edition of the Blog.

Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring some dies from the June 2015 release. It seemed appropriate to show a beach themed card today since that's where I am as you are reading this. I am with my hubby and sons and their families near Charleston, SC-on the Isle of Palms.

I created an underwater scene and then I realized my card was going to be a bit larger than the usual A2 size that I make. I have some 12 x 12 paper, but I didn't have any in the navy blue shade I wanted to use. So I did a hinge technique for this card. It worked out well and I show you how in the instructions below.

navy card base: 5 3/4" x 4 3/4"
mint green layer: 5 5/8" x 4 5/8"
mint green patterned paper layer: 5 1/2" x 4 1/2"
CottageCutz dies used: under the sea, happy fish 2 and clown fish

I found this mint green pattern paper in my stash and I thought it had the look of sea water so I decided to use that. You could also sponge or brayer water in to create an underwater scene.

Next I cut all the die elements I wanted to use. For the sea greenery, I sponged some of the cardstock to get a variation in shades. I did the same with the coral. I used a rose shade of cardstock and sponged one to get the shade variant.

For my fish I die cut them from a multi media paper and colored them with an aqua brush and navy reinker and the rose ink pad. So the fish and the coral are the same color but I like how I was able to get a darker shade by water coloring.

For the water bubbles I used the happy fish 2 die and cut from acetate and used the round circles from that. I cut it 2x to get all the bubbles I needed.

Now for the hinge technique. I cut 2 pieces of navy cardstock 5 3/4" x 4 3/4". I also cut another 2" x 5 5/8" piece of navy and folded that in half. Using Scor-Tape for added strength, I taped this smaller piece on the first navy panel. Then I repeated the process with the 2nd navy panel. Voila! Now I have a custom made base size and didn't have to go and buy any 12 x 12 paper to make it.

Here are some photos of how I did this technique. I used beige cardstock and dark brown for the hinge part so you could see in the photos what I am doing. You can add patterned paper to the inside to cover the hinge or use an embellishment.

Well, my friends that's my sample for this week. Don't forget that we are having our 3rd challenge and the theme this month is greenery. This sample works as does this card I showed you last week. Just in case you need a little inspiration.

Hope you are enjoying your summer! So until next time........inky hugs.



Janja said...

I love this beautiful card, Mary.

Joanne said...

Very cute Mary!

Vladuška said...

I love your under the see scene.

Anita Kejriwal said...

Very pretty card

creative lady said...

Love your fish!!! And thanks for the tutorial on the hinge.