Seaside Fun

I feel like it’s been ages since I last made a card that wasn’t for a design team project. I’m sure it’s not been as long as I think, but still. I had the idea for this simple card and managed to squeeze in creating it between other projects.

As this is a one layer card I did my stamping directly onto my card base. I used MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink to stamp my elephant which is from Heffy Doodle’s Elephant of Surprise. I used a piece of scrap paper to mask off the lower portion of the elephant, so that only the top area was stamped. I then masked off the stamped area of the elephant.

I cut a piece of scrap paper with a wavy line to create two pieces for masking my card base. I used my masks to create the areas of my scene. I first used Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide to ink blend my sea. I then repositioned my masks and blended the sand with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.

Having finished all my ink blending I removed my masks and worked on my elephant. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to colour my elephant and kept the colouring fairly simple.

I then added my sentiment, which is from Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid For You. I stamped it with the same Mermaid Lagoon ink that I had used for blending my sea. I then also added a few little splash marks also with Mermaid Lagoon, which I stamped as third generation stamping so that they would be quite subtle.

I have mixed feelings about this card. I do quite like how it turned out but I also feel that it could have had a bit more going on with it. Maybe a palm tree or a boat. Just something to help make the scene feel a bit more complete.


Lady Joyful

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16 thoughts on “Seaside Fun

  1. Love this little guy, he’s soooo cute! And the fade out of your ink blending is great. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge, Anita x

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