Friday, July 31, 2020

Oceans of Love

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with a soft, seashore inspired card.  This card uses dies from the Pirates & Sea Creatures release as well as a die from the new Beach & Tropical release.  I was originally inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  And as often happens, that was just a jumping off point for my final design.  I was also inspired by the sand/blue/white color combination we so often see in ocean and beach decor.  I kept my color palette very simple for this card
I'll start with the background of the card.  I used my Misti to stamp a large (6 x 6 inch) background stamp in Versamark ink and then I heat embossed it in white.
Next I used three colors of blue Distress Oxide inks to blend an ocean backdrop.
Using the largest of the Wacky Stitched Rectangle dies I cut a panel from the embossed sheet and adhered this to a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.
I have a tool which allows me to cut a mat from 1/16 to about 1/2 or 3/4 inches.  Here I used the 1/8 inch mark to get a nice border.
I adhered this to a white A2 card base.

Next I worked on the seahorse and ocean bed.  I cut the seahorse from Cool Caribbean cardstock and used Crumb Cake ink to shade the edges.
After assembling him I used a Nuvo Shimmer pen (similar to Wink of Stella) to add sparkle.  I covered him two times.
I used the Tropical Fish and Sandcastle dies to cut the seaweed, sand and shells.
I glued down the sand and seaweed leaving one piece glued just at the bottom so that it could be entwined with the seahorse.  I used foam dots to pop him up off the card.
The sentiment was stamped in Crumb Cake ink and I cut the point with scissors.  I decided to add a small bow at the top.
I added a few crystal drops as "bubbles".  In this photo you can see the detail of the die and the shimmer on the seahorse.

I hope you enjoyed the card today be sure to stop by the online store where the Pirates & Sea Creatures and the new Beach & Tropical releases are on sale for a limited time.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!