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Tue 07

Dancing in the Deep Blue Sea
by Sherry Hester

Hi everyone. The blog blitz for the new release is in full swing, and I hope you’re enjoying all of the inspiration coming your way!

I’ve never made an “ocean-themed” card before, and I have to say I had a blast creating this one. I started with a white top-fold A2 card base, and sponged Faded Jeans Distress Ink through the Mini Dots stencil to cover the background.

Under the Sea - 1

I cut three of the fourth largest Scallop Stitch Fancy Frames from white card stock, stacked them and glued them together, as I wanted to the scene to be slightly recessed. I used one of the inner pieces for the base of the scene, which I covered by sponging Faded Jeans over the entire surface. I sprayed some water into my hand and shook some drops onto the surface … just love how the ink reacts with water for a perfect underwater backdrop.

I cut two of the Wandering Jellyfish, and two of the Delicate Sea Fan from white card stock. I sponged a variation of Spiced Marmalade and Scattered Straw on each of the jellyfish, concentrating more of the color on the tops, and less on the tendrils. I sponged just a little Aged Mahogany on one of them. I then added some dots with a white pen, and glittered the bottom edges with a pumpkin-colored glitter. Looks a little like they're doing a dance, right?

Under the Sea - 2

I sponged Scattered Straw on both sea fans, and added Aged Mahogany on the tips, shading it inward just a bit. I used the same pumpkin-colored glitter on the tips. I adhered one of the sea fans at the bottom left corner, arranging it so that there was room for the jellyfish, and then snipped off the excess. I glued one jellyfish directly to the piece, and popped the other one with foam tape. I adhered the other sea fan to the top left corner, and then adhered the assembled piece as shown before adding the white frame over that.

I decided it needed a little something-something more, so I die cut the curved seaweed ribbon from the Seaweed Ribbons set, and sponged it heavily with Faded Jeans. I cut it in half and added the two pieces under the sea fan as shown. And of course it wasn’t complete without a little bling in the form of tiny sequins.

Under the Sea - 3

If you’d like a chance to win the Delicate Sea Fan, please be sure to leave a comment on this post. Comments on all of the posts need to be in by Sunday, March 12th, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the blitz!!




Adorable card, Sherry. Your coloring is perfect and the dies amazing. Thanks for sharing.

I love your gradient shading and touch of sparkle! Lovely card!

Love this beautiful color combo and the added bit of sparkle! Lovely underwater scene on your pretty card! Love the jellyfish and the Delicate Sea Fan dies!

Yes, yes, yes.....I'd LOVE the Sea Fan die! Your card is so beautiful and totally AWESOME!!
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This is beautiful Sherry, love the colour combo : )

Dancing in the Deep Blue Sea is the perfect title for this gorgeous card. Those jelly fish really look like they have movement, and the colors capture how I envision that scene looks underwater!

This is just gorgeous! I love sea themed cards so these dies are already on my wish list. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Love these dancing Jelly fish in the deep ocean with such a stunning card, love the addition of delicate sea fan too!

What a gorgeous scene! Love the pretty colors & the touches of sparkle!

The new ocean themed dies are a great addition to coordinate with the existing dies! Exellent use of colors to compliment the gorgeous new dies!! STUNNING!!!!! I can't wait to pair these up with my ocean border dies :)


Lovely card, with more gorgeous ocean themed die cuts. xx

What a fabulous card!!! Plus you are using all my fave colors!!!

Now this is a voyage under the sea I'd like to take. This card is phenomenal, talk about a must have. Beautiful, Beautiful work!!!

What a wonderful sea-themed card! These new dies are gorgeous.

The Delicate Sea Fan is a must have - but all these new 'sea' dies are so desirable.

I love the dotted background and the way you coloured all the card

The coral is just fabulous, I love these new ocean inspired dies!

The new release "Ocean/sea" themes are just great, makes me wish for summer. Your card has given me some great inspiration!
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Love these dies....living in a coastal city there are many uses for using these themed products....great card.

Love Love Love it! The dies are just amazing too!

I've never made an ocean themed card either but yours is beautiful,I love the background you created and how you tied it in to the base card and your jellyfish are coloured so beautifully too a really beautiful card thank you for sharing.

Wonderful card. I like the polka dot background, the colors and the sparkle.

Your card is wonderful and so are all these dies!

Beautiful! I am really loving this new collection! TFs!

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