Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to share this card with you! I was having a lot of fun with some of the new goodies from the Summer 2019 release from Lawn Fawn.
I have a video showing how I created this underwater scene that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
One of the things I’m most excited about is the Background dies recently released. First thing I thought of was “DIY stencils”. If you follow me, you know I love stencils and creating backgrounds. I’m going to start my card by creating my own stencil from white card stock using the Sunray Backdrop. Then I trim off the border to leave the rays open ended.
For my background, I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide onto Bristol Smooth card stock. The ocean bottom is die cut from Kraft card stock with Stitched Simple Wavy Borders die and then lightly blended on some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.
To create the sparkling sunrays, I’m going to first spray my DIY stencil with Pixie Spray which is a temporary adhesive. It will hold my stencil in place so I can apply Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste with the Tonic Studios Spatulas. When I carefully remove the stencil, it does not rip my paper and leaves all the gorgeous sparkle from the Glimmer Paste.
While my glimmer paste is drying, I’ll stamp out my images onto White card stock and color with copic markers. I’m using Seahorsin Around, Keep On Swimming, Fintastic Friends, Say What Christmas Critters (speech bubble), and Ahoy Matey. Then I’ll cut all the images out with the coordinating dies. I’ll also die cut out some seaweed from Cilantro card stock using the Ocean Shadow Box Add On.
I used the speech bubble to stamp a sentiment. This is from the Critter Chatter and I stamped Bloop Bloop onto the speech bubble with Peacock ink. How cute is that ?!
In the home stretch of putting the card together, I die cut the Just Stitching Double Rectangle from White card stock which doesn’t actually cut anything out – it just leaves the stitching detail which is super fun! I trimmed this panel down and added to a card base made from Peacock card stock.
I also trimmed down my ocean bottom and background to fit just inside of those stitching details. Before adhering this to my card, I’m going to die cut some Sandy Beach Accents on the ocean bottom piece. This allows me to tuck in some of my die cut images.
Next, adhere all of the fun ocean critters. Now, yes I know there are not gold fish in the ocean but they were super cute so they live in my ocean.
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Be sure to check out the video for more details.
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