Can you believe that I still haven’t finished sharing all the cards I made with the June Scrapping For Less card kit?! I’ve shared nine so far, and still have four more to share after this one. I should probably get on with sharing them all… I even still have enough bits of the kit left that I could probably make a few more cards. I really did enjoy this kit!
This is actually one of the first cards I made with the kit. It might even have been the very first one, but it’s been so long now I can’t say for sure! For my initial inspiration I wanted to use the sketches suggested with the card kit, and for this card I used sketch 3 which is from Sunday Sketch and Stamp.
I then decided to match it up with collection one from the kit. Actually, I randomly matched up each kit with one of the sketches to be my starting point, and this is the sketch that I ended up having match with collection one. Collection one included the Under The Sea papers from Doodlebug Design, and I used those as my starting point.
I decided to cut myself a circle of the wave patterned paper to be my main panel. I used two circle dies at the same time so that I could also make myself a frame using the pattern on the reverse side of the paper. I also picked out a fairly plain patterned paper to be my side panel, making sure it would coordinate well with the other papers I was using. Of course any of the papers would have coordinated fairly well, as they’re all designed to go together!
I then pulled out the Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You stamp set that came with the kit. I stamped the various seaweed images using all of the inks from the Simon Says Stamp Fresh Fruit ink cube set, then fussy cut them. Fussy cutting them was quite time-consuming…!
I stamped out the merman and one of the mermaids from the Lawn Fawn stamp set, and added the pearl tiara to the mermaid. I then coloured them in with (if I recall correctly!) my pastel pencils. If I’d thought I would have left my stamps in place on my MISTI so that I could restamp them after colouring, as the pastels dull the black lines a bit. Once the colouring was done I fussy cut the characters too.
I used my tape runner to adhere my patterned papers into place, then some glue pen to add the sea weed and the mermaids. Finally I stamped a sentiment in black ink onto the top of my orange patterned paper panel.
I do like how this card ended up. I remember that it actually took me quite a while to end up with a design for this. I knew I wanted to use the sketch with collection one, but I originally wanted to use only things from the collection, which would have meant not including the stamp set. And trying to work out a card to meet all those requirements was just not going well! It all went a lot more smoothly once I allowed myself to bring in the stamps too!
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