Hello my friends! I think I am clearly missing summer weather. Today's card is all about the ocean. It is a remake of a card I made years ago. The original card was made after our trip to Maui and we were swimming with the turtles. I found this card while I was sorting through cards to donate to a senior's assisted living home. I decided to remake it using the Whale Done stamp set.
This first picture is the remake.
The second picture is the original card.
I started by making a watercolour wash on a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolour cardstock. I used my water painter to add Misty Moonlight and Just Jade ink to the cardstock. After that was completely dry, I stamped the seaweed using Just Jade ink and the coral using Soft Suede ink. Then I stamped the jelly fish using Versamark ink, added white embossing powder and heated it to melt.
I matted this on a piece of Pool Party and then a piece of Gray Granite. I added two pieces of Pool Party that were cut into banners on the upper left corner. This was on the original card so I added it on this one as well.
I added this to a Just Jade card base using dimensionals. Before I attached it, I stamped the bubbles image randomly all over front using Gray Granite ink.
On a separate piece of Watercolour cardstock I stamped the turtle image using Jet Black Staz On ink. This is something I do not recommend because this is a photopolymer stamp set and it is not a good idea to use Staz On on photopolymer stamps. Something in the Staz On ink makes your photopolymer stamps get sticky. I cleaned my stamp immediately after using so it is okay but I wouldn't make a habit of doing this. I used my water painter and Soft Suede and Just Jade ink to colour the turtle. Once it was dry, I cut it out and added it to my card front using dimensionals.
I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings using Jet Black Staz On ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock. I used my paper snips to cut a banner into both edges of this piece. I used dimensionals to attach it to the card front.
What I used for today's card:
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's card. It was fun to remake this card. The stamp set I used on the original as well as the cardstock and inks have all retired so it was a challenge to recreate it. I think I did a pretty good job though. What do you think?
Stay well and keep creating!