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Tue 26

Seagrass Underwater Scene by Jean Okimoto


Create a seagrass background for some Ocean Fish with the Waves 3D Embossing Folder.  Just rotate the embossed cardstock for a swirly, grassy underwater scene, then highlight the details with heat embossing.  Freestyle Hello from Poppystamps is perfect for a quick greeting. It looks like the small fish is the spokesperson leading the group today.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a summer slimline design for you.

Cut a 5-½" x 2-¾" strip of a teal 6x6 in the Fresh Aqua Collection.  Spritz both sides lightly with water, then emboss it with the Waves 3D Embossing Folder.  Place it on a hard, flat surface and brayer the raised areas with VersaMark - use a clean, well-inked inkpad.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.

Here's a tip - I usually ink and/or heat-emboss both sides of the 3D-embossed cardstock just to see which side I prefer.  You'll be surprised at the difference!


Diecut the fish - from the Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies Set - on heavy white cardstock.  Lightly spritz the fish, then place them (one at a time) in the folder and pressure-emboss them.  Stencil them with the coordinating Ocean Fish Stencils and Distress Oxides.  Colors used here are wild honey, mowed lawn, dried marigold, iced spruce, twisted citron and salvaged patina.  Dot the eyes with a marker.

Cut the Poppystamps Freestyle Hello from a mustard 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection and heavy white cardstock.  

Another tip...cut the delicate top layer of the greeting - leave the diecut in the die.  Remove the little pieces in the e, l's and o.  Place a piece of lined doublestick tape behind the diecut (still in the die) and run it through the machine again to create a self-adhesive hello.  Keep it in the die - remove the tape liner and little oval offcuts.  Press it onto the mustard background and use a piercing tool to help release it from the die.  


Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add the amber jewels from the Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog - have fun picking your favorite colors for the Ocean Fish!










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