79 posts categorized "2021 Under the Sea"

09/25/2021

Sat 25

Paper-Pieced Plaid Ring Stack by Jean Okimoto

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Great news...coral and pink join orange and black as Halloween colors this year! The Sunny Orange and Madras Plaid Coral and Green paper packs are filled with warm plaids and orange and yellow 6x6's for your Halloween cards. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a layered slimline design for fall.

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Cut ivory cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut the rectangle with the Ring Stack.  Attach strips of lined doublestick tape behind the cutouts - Couture Creations  ⅛" tape is great for this.  

Cut the light gold 6x6 from the Polished Foil Pad with Ring Stack.  Cut the coral Madras Plaid sheet with Ring Stack too.  We're using the plaid oval offcuts here.  Set the gold Ring Stack outline into the taped rectangle. Attach the oval offcuts.  

Cut Jack o Lantern Bucket base from the dark orange Sunny Orange 6x6 sheet.  Cut the plain semi-circle and handle from black cardstock.  Assemble the bucket.

Cut the bats - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from the black Frosted Glitter Pad 6x6 sheet.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Halloween Pumpkin Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the light sandy orange 6x6 sheet with Onyx Black VeraFine.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.

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Cut it near the left edge with the smallest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Trim the excess on the right edge with a larger die from the same set.  It's a quick-cut custom-sized greeting strip without the measuring and trimming.

Attach everything to an ivory slimline card - 3-½" x 8-½".  Add orange jewels from the Bright Jewels set.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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09/18/2021

Sat 18

Double-Collage a Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto

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Today's Halloween project somehow ended up with everything on one card.  Like two collages, domes, 3 colors of glitter, ghosts and pumpkins and an underwater castle - or an overgrown royal garden.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here on a cold, rainy weekend that's perfect for indoor cardmaking.

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Cut the largest Nested Globe from black cardstock and the dark orange 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection.  Cut the black globe with Kelp Collage.  Remove the small kelp strand on the right side.   Cut the extra seaweed strands from black cardstock too.

Cut Fantasy Castle Collage from the light gray 6x6 in the Earth Neutral Collection.  Cut the moat (or wall) too.  Attach strips of ¼" lined doublestick tape behind the window cutouts.  It takes a few minutes now, but it'll be easier to attach the yellow diecuts for the lights later.  Promise!

The little ghosts and pumpkins are from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set.  Cut them from the white and orange 6x6 sheets in the Frosted Glitter Pad.  Cut an extra set of ghosts from black cardstock and attach them behind the white ghosts - offset to add dimension and a layer of black behind their mouths.

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Attach the diecuts to a side-folded 5-⅜" square card of Kraft Woodgrain Cardstock.

Cut the windows from the yellow 6x6 in the Frosted Glitter Pad and just press them onto the tape in the cutouts.  It's a lot easier than gluing 20 tiny pieces.

Mix, match and layer the different designs from the Memory Box collage collection. Try different combinations of these dies and create unique cards for holidays, celebrations and everyday greetings.

Thanks for visiting - see you next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

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09/17/2021

Fri 17

Just a Note
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  As we're heading into the fall season, I thought this card would be ideal for any occasion.

To begin, I sponged watercolor paper with Distress Ink and misted it with water.  

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When it was dry, I spattered it with black ink and adhered it to a black cardstock mat.  I used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the wreath 3 times from brown cardstock.  One of the die cuts I cut up to make the wreath fuller.

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I glued one wreath die cut to my card and then adhered the cut pieces to fill in.  Next, I glued the other die cut to the top of the wreath.

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I die cut the shadow from Just a Note from white cardstock and the words from black cardstock.  I glued the words to the shadow die cut and adhered it to the center of the wreath.

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To finish the card, I added some orange and yellow bright jewels to the wreath.

That's it for today's card!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

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09/12/2021

Sun 12

Two Very Different "You Anchor Me" Cards for Guys
by Anne Thompson

I knew that I wanted to use the "You Anchor Me" clear stamps and dies set this week to create some cards for guys that could be used for a variety of occasions.  This is the first card I made:

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  • I started with a white notecard and covered the front with brown dot paper from the Garland Stripes and Dots paper pad PP1011.
  • I used VersaMark ink to stamp the anchor from the You Anchor Me stamps and dies set CL5269D on white cardstock, embossed it with Detail Gold embossing powder, and cut it out with the corresponding die.
  • I used a scrap of the dot paper and stamped the sentiment "knowing you are always there anchors me" on the stripe side of that paper with VersaMark ink and embossed it in gold, trimmed it down and mounted it on a scrap of dark brown cardstock from the Earth Neutral Collection SP1009.
  • I cut the swirly rope from the End of My Rope dies set 94546 from more of the dark brown cardstock.
  • To complete the card, I adhered the sentiment block in the upper righthand corner and then threaded the rope through the hole in the anchor and secured both to the card front using glue dots.

For the second card, I wanted to play with the idea of stripes which is this month's blog challenge.  I used glitter paper to cut out lots of swirly ropes and those became my stripes.

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  • I had one piece of turquoise plaid paper left from the Dashing Holiday paper pad PP1001 which I used to cover the front of a white notecard.
  • I used five of the swirly ropes as stripes across the front of the notecard.
  • I added three Marina Sailboats 94575 cut from white and turquoise cardstock scraps that I backed first with Scor-Tape.
  • Inside I added another rope, a silver-embossed anchor, and the sentiment "drop Anchor where your heart is".

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These are very versatile stamps and dies that can be combined in any number of ways.  

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Happy Crafting!!!

Anne Signature

 

 

 

09/06/2021

Mon 06

Spotlighting Sweet Peas
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Labor Day to those celebrating.  For my card today, I modified the spotlighting technique to use with the Blooming Sweet Pea 3D embossing folder to create a very simple floral card.

Started by die cutting a circle stencil from masking paper using Circle Basics die.  Adhered the stencil to a Bristol panel and applied Milled Lavender distress ink (DI) with a blender brush.

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Insert the panel into the embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.

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Placed the circle stencil back and applied Shaded Lilac DI to the raised areas.

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Used a sanding block next to buff the raised areas and remove the colors.
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You could skip applying the darker ink color before sanding, but I wanted the contrast.  For some texture and a faux watercolor look, spritz it with water and blot with a paper towel.  

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A circle frame was then die cut from Twilight Purple color paper with the circle die used to create the stencil and the next circle size up.  The Signature Greeting sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock, then die cut out with the matching die.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added some clear jewels to finish.

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Really simple… and that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.

 

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08/28/2021

Sat 28

Refuse to Sink
by Angie Cimbalo

 
Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a really fun mini slimline encouragement card.
 
All of the many die cut pieces came from these dies, including the little circles I used for bubbles.  
 
Deepwater Collage Die
Coral and Kelp Ribbon Dies
Kelp Collage Dies
Bubble Coral Collage Die
School of Fish Die 
You Anchor Me Stamp Set
 
Here's a closer look at my card:
 

 


The kept and coral were all cut from watercolor card that had been colored with Distress Inks and Lindy's Magicals and so were the fish.
 
The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock, then trimmed with scissors.  Some of the fish were popped up on foam tape and others were adhered with glue.
Here's a few more views:
 

 

 



I hope you enjoyed my card for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Angiesignature
 
 

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08/22/2021

Sun 22

Floral Chain Wreath Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I decided to deconstruct the Floral Chain from the Sumner Daydreams release to create a colourful rainbow wreath birthday card for a friend’s birthday next month.

The Floral Chain was die cut from Bristol paper then cut apart with scissors.   Kept a few of the fuller flowers then die cut out more individual flowers with one end of the die to complete the wreath.  Used finger brushes to apply distress inks (DI) to the centers and edges of the petals in rainbow colours.  Curled and shaped the petals with my fingers, then lightly spritz with water from behind since DI reacts with water.  Set aside to dry.

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The background panel is cream woodgrain paper trimmed to A2 size (4.25”x5.5”) and scored horizontally in 1” increments using a scoring tool.  The sentiment from Signature Greetings was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock then die cut out with the coordinating die.  Next, a circle frame was die cut from more of the cream woodgrain paper using dies from Circle Basics.  This frame is what the flowers were attached to and ensured the circular wreath shape.

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Assembled the card onto a white card base, popping the sentiment up with mounting tape.  Clear shimmer on the flowers and coordinating color jewels to the flower centers finished off the card.

And that’s it!  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.

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08/20/2021

Fri 20

Hello
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have another easy summer themed card for you.

To begin, I created an ink blended background, misted it with plain water, and embossed it with the Waves 3D embossing folder. 

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To highlight the embossed image, I rubbed over the embossing with a white pigment ink pad.  Next, I applied clear embossing powder over the whole background and heat embossed it.  The powder only stuck to the white pigment ink which gave it a glossy look.  

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I die cut the word hello 3 times from white cardstock and stacked and glued them for dimension.  Next, I glued the hello die cut to a vellum strip of paper and adhered this to the card.  

Next, I die cut the fish from white cardstock, used foam tape to adhere it to the card, and added a few fairy drops to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Donnasignature

 

 

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08/19/2021

Thu 19

A Royal Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto


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Celebrate Halloween at the Stone Keep Castle, surrounded by glittery diecuts borrowed from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here sharing a card that began with with simple intentions and took on a life of its own.  

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Cut the Garland floral print with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Cut it again with the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die.  Leave both pieces in the die and attach ¼" wide double-stick tape, joining both pieces.  

Score and fold cream cardstock to begin a top-folded A-2 card.  Place one short edge of the largest Rectangle  Basics die just outside of the top fold so it won't cut that edge and cut the folded cardstock into an A-2 card. Attach the Double Stitch Rectangle pieces.

Cut a dark brown sheet from the Earth Neural 6x6 Collection with the 4.1 x 3" Nested Globes die.  Cut the globe with the Stone Keep Castle Collage die.  

 

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Make it easy to add the little glittered orange window "lights" by attaching doublestick tape behind the openings.  Cut the lights from the pale orange 6x6 Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.

Cut a piece of the light brown Earth Neutral sheet with one end of the longest Wood Grain Planks die.  Cut the door.

Cut the bats, pumpkins and a ghost from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set from the glitter pad sheets too.  Cut the pumpkins again from scrap cardstock and layer them for dimension.  Attach a scrap of bright orange cardstock behind the ghost's mouth.  Use a piercing tool to enlarge the eyes.

 

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Assemble the card - use foamdots for the ghost.

Our 3 Castle Collages are usually on whimsical, pretty cards.  Add a new look with Halloween icons and fall colors...and brighten it with glitter.  Next, add Christmas lights and sparkly stars for a holiday look.  

Thanks for visiting...see you this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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08/16/2021

Mon 16

Seas the Day Collage/Mixed Media Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying the summer.  I just got done moving and reorganizing my craft corner.  I had a lot of supplies I had hardly used and wanted to use them again.  A college type scene using mixed media techniques is an easy way to use a lot of different product with your dies.  It is a sea themed collage using the latest Summer Day Dream and Under the Sea release dies and gems.  

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Technique:

I am not going to explain in exact detail on how I created the card.  With mixed media you are just playing with color and textures.  To start a mix media or collage it is easier to pick a color scheme and textures to use through out your design.  For the colors I did stick with traditional ocean colors.  I don't have a complete collection of any inks or paints and just mix and match the different products I have on hand.  The colors I did use  I will reference in distress inks, Speckled Egg, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, and Cracked Pistachio.  I also used silver and bronze.  For texture I used embossing powders, texture pastes, and clear mica flakes.  Play with your products but keep to a color and texture theme and it will all come together in the end.  

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Background:

For the background I used an extra heavy white card stock, ~140lb, and cut it to 7"x31/2".  I started with creating a stencil by die cutting the Jumbled Line Collage from acetate.  I used matte textured paste to stencil in the center of the background.  Let it dry.  I created a stamp from the Ring Stack die by die cutting from fun foam.  This is an easy why to turn any die cut into a stamp that can be used a few times.  I stamped and blue embossed the image randomly around the back ground.  Next I used spray inks to create the background in all colors in my scheme.  2 of the sprays were shimmer sprays.  Let dry.  To darken the background  ink blended Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon in the center of the card.  Let dry.  Then I added some Distress Crackle paint randomly and then sprinkled with Distress Clear Mica Flakes.

Images:

For the images I die cut from the same extra heavy white card stock.  The dies I used are Marina Sailboats, Whale Family, End of My Rope Set, Deep Blue Ocean, and You Anchor Me.  I die cut several of each die and ended up with more then I used.  To color I used various techniques and textures.  Some I embossed with silver.  Some where ink blended with Distress inks and clear heat embossed.  Some where ink blended with Distress inked and applied Distress Crackle paint and sprinkled with Distress Mica Flakes.  Others were sprayed with ink and covered in the Distress Crackle paint.    To add silver to the ink blended die cuts I used a Gelato stick and blended with my fingers.

Assembly:

For placement I kept the images you would find at the top of the water closer to the top of the background and the images under the water closer to the bottom.  Some are only half adhered so I can place items behind them and in front of others to create layers.  Next add some Clear Fairy Drops for bubbles.  I framed the background on a dark blue paper and adhere to the top section of the 5"x7" white card.  For the Sentiment I used the Seas the Day stamp from Deep Blue Ocean stamp and die set with deep blue dye ink on strip of white card stock.  Then backed with the a strip of the same deep blue paper.  Adhered on the bottom left hand side of the card.

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