Saturday, June 12, 2021

Splish Splash

 Hello my friends! I am again participating in my friend Angie's Stamping INKpirations Blog Hop. The theme for this month is "Splish Splash". There are 23 of us participating in this month's blog hop. Be sure to click on everyone's contributions so you get a ton of inspiration.

I immediately thought about all of the adorable turtles I have been seeing on my walks lately. When they are basking on their log and then decide to slip into the pond, it makes the cutest little splish sound. I hope you are all not sick and tired of my turtle stories. I just love them so much!

Here is another turtle picture from one of my walks.

The card I made today uses the Whale Done stamp set. The turtle in this set is more of a sea turtle rather than a painted turtle which is what we have here in our ponds but I made it work.

I used the alcohol ink technique again and am pleased with how it turned out. I used my Stampin' Blends (Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight and Shaded Spruce) to colour on a quarter sheet of vellum. Then I dabbed on some 99% alcohol causing the inks to spread and mix together. I love that you never know how it is going to turn out but it is always gorgeous. Once my alcohol was dried, I adhered my vellum sheet to a piece of Basic White cardstock using Tombo multipurpose glue and then trimmed it down to our regular 5.25 by 4 inch size. I used a piece of sponge to spread the glue very thinly all over the back of the vellum. When you attach the vellum to the cardstock you don't see the glue at all. That is one of the hazards of using vellum - you don't want to see your adhesive showing through. 

I added a couple of strips of Crumb Cake cardstock that I tore along the edges. I embossed the strips using the Bark 3D Embossing folder. I used a sponge dauber to add some Crumb Cake ink to the embossed parts and the edges to make the strips look like logs. I attached the "logs" to my vellum card front using Tombo multipurpose glue.

I stamped the turtle from the Whale Done stamp set onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I coloured the entire turtle using the Light Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blend. I coloured over the head and legs using Dark Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend. This left the shell the light greenish colour and the rest of the turtle is a brownish-green colour. As I said earlier, this turtle is more of a sea turtle so when I was fussy cutting him out, I trimmed down his flipper arm to make it more like the shorter arm of a painted turtle. I repeated this two more times so I would have three turtles. There were often at least three turtles per log when I visited them at the pond. I added the turtles to the logs using dimensionals so they could be basking in the sun.

I stamped my sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a strip of Basic White cardstock. The sentiment is from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set. I used the Banners Pick a Punch to cut a banner into the right edge. I layered this piece onto a strip of Misty Moonlight cardstock that I also cut a banner into the edge. The banner punch is perfect for this as it ensures that your banner edge lines up exactly with the smaller sized one every time. I used my paper trimmer to cut a flat edge into the left edge. I wrapped a piece of white baker's twine around the sentiment piece and tied it into a bow. The baker's twine is from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack. I then added my sentiment piece to the card front using dimensionals.

I added the card front to a Misty Moonlight card base using Tombo multipurpose glue.

What I used for today's card:

Whale Done Stamp Set

Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set

Misty Moonlight Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Crumb Cake Cardstock

Vellum Cardstock

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Misty Moonlight Stampin' Blends

Night of Navy Stampin' Blends

Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends

Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends

Bark 3D Embossing Folder

Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

Banners Pick a Punch

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. Please click on the "Next Blog" button and head to JoAnn's blog post. I know you will love what she has to share.

Stay well and keep creating!




Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Karen Henderson

Annette Ball  ●  Tricia Butts  ● Shel Anderson

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Mo Rootes  ●  Deb Macdowell

 Alejandra Gomez  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Teri West

Danielle Kassing  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre

Rebecca-Jo Unwin  ●  Jill Chapman  ●  Susan Simpson

Terry Hamilton  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith


  1. Stunning card Terry! Love your turtles!

  2. Great card Terry, love your inspiration x

  3. Your photo is so cute and inspired you so well! Well done !

  4. You go on the most amazing walks! Fabulous photo and your version on a card is great.

    1. Thank you! We have a lot of ponds in my area so lots of turtles and birds to visit when out walking.

  5. Great inspiration makes a fabulous card!! Wonderful background!!

  6. Thank you! I love being inspired by nature.

  7. Wonderful background...very nice technique!
    The turtles look very happy basking on their logs. I think you've captured them very well.

  8. Absolutely love love how you interpreted the photo!

  9. Gorgeous background! I love that you used the alcohol ink technique for the water.

  10. Love, love, love your card and inspirational photo, Terry! What a lovely interpretation from your walks... perfect for the theme this month. I would never tire of seeing or hearing about those beautiful turtles. Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping with us. xx