I've been playing with my stamps and then using my dies to create different layers or embellishments. Thoroughly enjoyed myself as I could get inky, making a mess that way but could also cut lots of die cuts out and make even more mess with the paper offcuts ... ! Well here is what I made ...
I created the stamped background, using masks, to appear as if the sea elements are beside or resting on each other. All images have been water coloured with distress inks. I then stamped the sea horse in the centre and inking all the edges. As an added extra, I have used the different bubble stamps to add to the background.
Cutting the Bubbleicious frame from white card and then embossing it, gave me a perfect line to follow to cut out the centre portion. I randomly stamped the frame with the small bubble stamps and then placed it around the seahorse.
The sea weed was created by using the branch from the Cherry Blossom set and each has been coloured with distress inks. The sea weed was placed near each corner so that the sea horse took centre stage. To cover my gluing, I added another shell on top. I felt the card needed a sentiment, so sneaked one in the corner.
Did I say earlier that the weekend is nearly here? That's because I have sketched out 5 designs that I just NEED to make without interruptions. I think I am becoming a little impatient ... okay a lot impatient!
Thanks for popping over and I'm off to catch up with the family,
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Products and links:
Craftaholics - birthday cards
Crafty Girls Creations - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - anything goes