Tag : ocean

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This week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge is a color challenge using the following colors:

I received this stamp set in my July 2017 Bloom Box Kit.

I fell in love with these adorable mermaids the moment the first images came out for this kit. I wanted to make a card that gave the feel of the ocean and the playfulness of the mermaids. I began with a base of FSJ Cool Pool cardstock. Both of the mats are Cool Pool cardstock as well. I took the smaller mat and embossed in white the retired FSJ background stamp Catching Waves. I cut out across the edge of one of the waves. To create the watery effect on both mats. I used my FSJ splashes (Blue Lagoon, Electric Lime, and Cool Pool). I gave each of the mats a good spray from each of the colors and moved the cardstock around to allow the different spalshes to blend together. I blotted excess liquid with a baby wipe. It took a good while for the mats to dry (I must have really saturated them. The next step was to stamp the mermaids and color them. I stamped them with FSJ Black Licorice ink onto FSJ Whip Cream cardstock. I colored them with my FSJ Color Splash watercolor pencils. The sentiment was stamped onto Whip Cream cardstock with the Black Licorice ink as well. I fussy cut the mermaids and the sentiment. Once the mats were dry, I contructed the card. The cut off the bottom of the first mat and with the extra piece I cut reversed scallops to create a wave. I adhered the base mat with FSJ White Liner Tape (this is the best adhesive for cardstock that has been wet and dried with the edges pulling up. I placed the liner tape on every edge so the panel would bend. The extra piece of cut cardstock was adhered next. The embossed mat was adhered with White Liner Tape around the edges. By only adhering to the outside edges I created a pocket for my diving mermaid. Before I adhered the sentiment and mermaids I used FSJ Sparkle Silk to sprinkle a little glitz and glamour to the card. The mermaids and the sentiment were popped out using FSJ medium Foam Squares. Before placing the sentiment onto the card, I looped some FSJ Twine onto the base mat where the sentiment would be placed.

I really love this card, and I hope you do to.

A friend of mine took me to a stamp store, Impressive Ideas, in Norcross, GA. It is like a candy shop. All the stamps and accessories I’ve seen used on YouTube videos and various rubber stamping websites were all in one place! I really didn’t need anything, but ……. I just couldn’t pass up the blow fish blowing out candles on a birthday cake (Art Impressions – unmounted ZooCrew Deep Breath Birthday – 4471); so, I bought it along with a few other things and then….. I went back to the Dienamics aisle and picked up two dies (the stitched rectangles and the rolling hills). There went my budget of not spending anything on stamps until I have a few more make-n-take classes. LOL

Anyway, a girl in my small group from church had a birthday the next week. I thought this would make a great card to give her from the group. I pulled out scraps to make the card along with my Blendabilities and came up with this.


Jess’ Birthday Card


Thanks for coming back for the details if you got my initial post. For some reason, I am always under the wire getting my PPA card challenge completed and submitted by the time deadline of 12 noon on Tuesdays. Thus, I didn’t have time to give any details on the project until I got the card submitted right on time.

This week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge are the following colors:6a011572200a0f970b01b8d12445b4970c-300wi

I had originally wanted to us the SU! stamp set Wood You Be Mine?, but I couldn’t pull the card together in my mind’s eye. Then, I thought of the retired SU! stamp set Seaside. I layered the shells from this stamp set using a mask and, quite by accident, I made a stamped image from a newly inked pad where the ink had not settled into the pad of the large conch shell. I had already stamped initial image and I cut out the darker portions of the over inked image and layered it on top of the original image. I made a double layered mat from Marina Mist card stock layered on Sahara Sand card stock and stamped coral as a back drop for the fish from By The Tide which was stamped with Early Espresso onto Pool Party card stock and highlighted with Stampin’ Write markers. The shells, fish, and sentiment (“Happy Birthday” – Sprinkles of Life SU! stamp set) are raised with SU! dimensionals.


Supplies: Seaside SU! retired stamp set; Stampin’ Write Markers – Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Hello Honey, Coastal Cabana

This week I have several card challenges I want to enter. One of these is Freshly Made Sketches #184. I had sketched out my design two nights ago on a post it note with the intention of being ahead of the game. In other words, getting my card posted with commentary when I published the post instead of just pictures. But, alas, I was behind due to my own lack of focus. I was thinking the post didn’t have to be entered until 11:50 p.m., Monday, May 4th. It’s a good thing I doubled checked the upload time this morning. Anyway, here is this week’s sketch:

FMS184One of the other challenges I plan to enter had a gorgeous color combination using the retiring In Colors. This really inspired me to create an under the sea card as a Father’s Day card. The Freshly Made Card Sketch #184 was the ideal sketch to make it happen. This is the first time I’ve used my By The Tide SU! stamp set to make a card (it has been sitting on the shelf for several months). I used watercolor paper to create the blend of colors you see below in the challenge card:FMS184

I stamped in Black StazOn the lobster and seahorse onto the watercolor paper and watercolored them with Strawberry Slush reinker for the lobster and a combination of Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana reinkers with touch up on the seahorse belly and back using the Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write markers. The coral was stamped with Versa Mark and embossed with Melon Mambo embossing powder. I layered the sea floor because I had an opportunity to embellish with 3D layers. For those of you new to stamping, this means I made a boo boo and I had to cover it up and NOT restart the card all over again. As you seasoned stampers know, boo boos seem to happen right before you finish the card. LOL

I hope you enjoy this Father’s Day card!


Note: The supply list website I use did not list the Pistachio Pudding reinker; therefore I put the ink pad in it’s place.

Price: $99.95

Price: $29.95

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