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.
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
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
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.