Finally Friday, isn’t that great? I am looking forward to this week-end very much.
Today I’d like to show you the underwater card I created last night. I personally think it’s way too busy, but I know the kids will probably go crazy about it.
First I stamped and colored all the little critters and plants with my Stylefile markers, fuzzy cut them out and blackened the edges with a Tombow marker
To create the background, I cut a sheet of printer paper in two with a wavy line. Then I used one half to mask off the top and sponged on the sandy ground with antique linen distress ink. Then I moved the mask down and over a bit and sponged a second layer, to make it look more dimensional.
After I finished the ground I masked off the sand with the other half of the sheet and used a wavy stencil and blue and teal ink to sponge the water. Unfortunately my stencil isn’t wide enough, and you can see the area in the middle were I had to shift the stencil. I had hoped that would turn out less obvious.
With the card base finished, I heat embossed the sentiment on the top right corner, before arranging the animals. I stamped the bubbles directly onto the card base and added glossy accents for a bit of interest. Then I added tiny brown and white dots to the sand, for some more texture.
Last I stamped the wale and the turtle in light grey ink onto the envelope and the inside of the card.
Have a great week-end