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This week sees our challenge set by Gwen.  At first it was just going to be the sketch as well as the stamp set “Ocean Commotion“, but with the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue in the States & Canada just been released & our new catalogue coming up in a couple of months, we made a few changes, so we sure hope you will join us.

So you can look at it 3 ways –
Dig out that old set & ink it up one last time
Use a set that hasn’t seen ink for some time
Ink up the new set that you have just received in the post

I wasn’t really fussed on my card to begin with, but it is slowly growing on me.  I have used the colours that reflect the reef here in Queensland & colours I remember seeing when I have gone scuba diving.

Measurements –
Base Card – Not Quiet Navy – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Pumpkn Pie – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 10cm x 14.5cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 2″ or 10cm x 5cm
Layer 3 x 3 – Garden Green – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ or 6cm x 3.5cm
Layer 4 x 3 – Whisper White – 2 1/8″ x 1 3/8″ or 5.5cm x 3cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Ocean Commotion
Ink – Garden Green, Bashful Blue, Not Quiet Navy
Cardstock – Not Quiet Navy, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Punches – Scallop Edge Border
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, Shimmer Pain – Frost White


Inside Card…

I stamped the seaweed image onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Bashful Blue & Not Quite Navy Inks.  I stamped off once when using Not quite Navy prior to stamping onto the Whisper White, as I didn’t want it to be vibrant but a softer colour as it is down deep in the ocean.  I repeated the samped procedure for all 3 smaller pieces of Whisper White Cardstock.
I then sponged over all pieces of the stamped Cardstock with 2 Sponge Daubers, one for Bashful Blue & the other for Garden Green.  Prior to sponging with the Daubers, I daubed once onto a scrap piece of paper to make it appear more softer on the Whisper White


You can just see the Shimmer & the soft sponging….

The stamped piece of Whisper White Cardstock was adhered to the bottom half of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.  I punched a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the Scallop Edge Border Punch & cut it back to about 1/4″ in width, sponged it with a Sponge Dauber & Garden Green Ink before adhering it across the join of the 2 colours.

Prior to adhering the smaller pieces together & to the card, I grabbed some Shimmer Paint mixed in a small spray bottle & lightly sprayed the pieces as well as the Base Card, including the top half of Pumpkin Pie.  This gives the whole card a very shinny effect as if you are under the ocean.  I adhered the smaller stamped Whisper White Cardstock to the Garden Green pieces with Snail Adhesive & then to the Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Seahorse 3 times onto scrap Whisper White Cardstock with Pumpkin Pie Ink & cut all 3 out.  Don’t ask me why I picked the worse image to cut, but cut I did!!!!!  I won’t say how many times I cut his tail off.  These pieces were adhered to the centre of each Whisper White pieces again using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Why not head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Gwen, Kris & our Weekly Guest Designers have created. 
We would love for you to join us!
Happy Stampin’

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