Tag : waves

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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.

It has been a while since I have posted a card challenge. I have battled two colds since Christmas, and I am finally feeling better after two doctor visits, 2 rounds of antibiotics, and steriods. It is great to back to creating cards using my Fun Stampers Journey products.  Since it is Mondy, I decided to check out the  Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  This week is a simple sketch that allows creative ideas to pop, pop, pop. Here is the sketch:

I decided to jump off in the deep end of the pool by cutting apart my words for the sentiment portion of this card. I just couldn’t resist. I chose FSJ Denim Days as my base cardstock and wave portion from FSJ Under The Sea Prints (PP-0041) 6 x 6 paper pack. I adhered the printed paper onto the Denim Days base. I used my Misti to stamp the sentiment. Since these stamps are deep etched red rubber, I had to work a bit to get a curve right amount of curve in each strip of words. I dusted the Denim Days with my embossing buddy to eliminate any static cling and I stamped the workd using Versamark ink. I sprinkled some FSJ white embossing powder onto the sentiment and heated with my FSJ heat tool. The sentiment reads In the waves of change we find our (front) direction (inside).

I looked up on YouTube how to tie a sailors knot and chose one I thought would look good on this card and place it at the top. This was a super quick and simple card; great to give someone who needs encouragement.

Here is the completed card:

Supplies: Please click here to order supplies to create this project.

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