37 posts categorized "Under the Sea"

06/13/2021

Sun 13

Sea Creatures Collage Trifold by Jean Okimoto

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Layered collage diecuts create an Under the Sea scene for three Sea Creatures on a short slimline trifold card.  There's just enough space for the beachy trio - and some glittery background accents.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an any-occasion summer design - or even a Father's Day card for the Dad who loves the sea.

Cut aqua cardstock to 6-¼ x 10-½".  Score it at at 3-½" and 7" - but don't fold it yet.  Cut Kelp Collage from the first panel on the left.  Cut Bubble Coral Collage from the backside of the center panel. Fold and crease the card to create a trifold.

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Blend Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock - peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, wilted Violet and shaded lilac were used here.  Dry the inks.  Spritz the cardstock with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set all of the inks.  Cut an assortment of Sea Creatures - we're just using three here.  Save the others for future projects - you never know when you'll need a purple dolphin or teal stingray!

Cut an extra set of Sea Creatures from the cardstock used for the card.  Attach the inky turtle to the first panel, then align and attach the uninked turtle to the backside of the collage for extra support  and a neater look.  Attach the inky shark to the backside of the center panel (the front of the collage) and attach the uninked piece to the backside of the collage.  The "thinking" part (back, front, etc.) of the card is done...the rest is easy!

Attach the uninked fish to the remaining inked diecut for dimension, then attach it to the third panel.  

Cut the kelp from the Kelp Collage from the chartreuse Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad sheet.  Cut the short coral from the Coral and Kelp Ribbon from the violet glitter pad sheet.  Attach them to the third panel.  Add a greeting or note to the backside of the third panel so it doesn't appear in the collage.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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06/11/2021

Fri 11

Thank You Dad
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Since next week brings us Father's Day, I thought it would be a good time to do a masculine card.  I love the Wood Grain Plank die and figured it went well with the Toolshed 3D embossing folder.

I started by die cutting the wood planks twice from white cardstock.  Next, I glued them onto another piece of cardstock to create my background.

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Once the glue was dry I used distress inks to add color to the wood grain background.  I added the inks to my craft mat and sprayed them with plain water.  Then I dragged my paper through the inks.

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Next, I took a piece of red foil cardstock and embossed it using the Toolshed 3D Embossing Folder.  I used a sanding block to lightly sand the top layer of the paper to highlight the embossed images. I sponged Walnut Distress Ink over the embossed paper to give it a distressed look. 

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I cut the embossed paper at an angle and mounted it on a piece of black cardstock. Next, I glued that to my wood grain background and adhered it to a black cardstock mat and mounted it to a white card base. 

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I die cut the word Dad and the gears from black cardstock and glued them to the card. 

To finish the card I stamped "thank you" on a strip of white cardstock and adhered that to the card front.  

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That's it today! I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

 

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06/10/2021

Thu 10

Summer Scene – Grand Tulip Shell and Marina Sailboats by Jean Okimoto

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Looking for some inspiration for June's Feeling Blue Challenge?  Set a watercolored Grand Tulip Shell and plaid-sailed Marina Sailboat afloat on a soft blue background for a summer-y all-occasion card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an Under the Sea Collection idea for you. 

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Cut the solid Grand Tulip Shell background from watercolored paper speckled with drops of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Pressure-emboss it with the detailed Grand Tulip Shell die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine. Cut the detailed overlay from the light gold 6x6 Polished Foil Pack sheet.

Cut the large Marina Sailboat from the light beige 6x6 sheet in the Earth Neutral Collection.  Cut the sails from the 6x6 Spring Plaid sheet.

Cut Ocean Porthole with the pale blue 6x6 sheet in the Stormy Blue Collection.

Cut a medium blue 6x6 Stormy Blue Collection sheet in half.  Cut the halves with the 2nd-largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Trim and tape them together to form a 7-½" long rectangle  - have the pieces meet about 2-½" from the left edge where the seam will be hidden by the shell.

Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝ x 8-⅝") - place the sailboat so it appears to be floating on the stitched line.  Add the pale orange/yellow jewels.

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Combine soft colors and bold diecuts on generously-sized slimline cards to balance the design elements.  Chose a rainbow of  pastels for the shell and pick a matching Spring Plaid sheet for the sails.  Enjoy creating your version of nautical designs in your favorite colors!

Thanks for visiting  - see you again this weekend...

Jeansignature-3

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06/08/2021

Tue 08

Mixed Media Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hello! I am trying something outside the box this week:)  I have been doing more and more mixed media projects and the new Gear 3D embossing folder got me inspired to mixed style steampunk with under the sea theme .  Hope this inspires you to rethink the different style in your collection to create something unique.

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Water Background:

I used a wet on wet watercolor technique on Memory Box watercolor paper with the blues, greens and gold from Kuretake.  I used a medium size brush and randomly added each color to the paper and then used a larger flat wide brush and made a wave motion to blend the colors together.

Gear layer:

Use the gold from the Polished foil paper and embossed with the 3D Gear folder.  I then lightly sanded the top of the paper to remove some of the foil.  I then painted using the new Lunar Paste from Simon Hurley.  I used all the new colors and randomly added them.  I cut out around the gears so the water background will be seen.

Fish:

I die cut the School of Fish out of watercolor paper and painted different colors with the Lunar Paint. I die cut the Graceful Jellyfish base and the top with dots out of blue and pink paper.  The top with the top I embossed with Speckled Egg  and Kitsch Flamino glazing.  I then die cut the other top out of acetate.  I painted one with Bee Sting and the other with Clear Skies out of Lunar Paste.  I adhere the painted acetate to the jellyfish body with foam and the embossed top with tape.  

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Rope:

I die cut the the looped die from the End of My Rope die set from watercolor paper 4 times.  Colored with Distressed Oxide Vintage Photo then Walnut Stain. I put the die back over the cut and then colored with Antique Linen.

Sentiment:

I embossed the Birthday from Bid and Little Reverse Word stamp set with Speckled Egg Glaze. I stamped Fishes from the Oceanside Typewriter stamp set and stamped with Versafine Clair Paradise ink on white card stock and cut to size. I used the matching sentiments and then distressed the edges with the side of  scissors. 

Assembly:

I created a card out of dark brown card stock that measured 4 3/4" x  6".  I adhered the water layer in the center.  Then adhere the Gear 3D layer making sure the water can be seen.  then I added the rope around the gears on the outside.  Then I added the jellyfish with foam tape as the focal point.  then added the sentiments Birthday with foam tape and Fishes with just tape.  Then added a few fish around the scene.  

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06/06/2021

Sun 06

Deep Sea Octopus Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Turn the embossed Waves 3D design sideways and build a wavy seagrass background for the Deep Sea Octopus.  The irregular offcut from the End of My Rope die set creates a watery background for another Under the Sea design.  Freeform shapes, a peachy octopus and blue seagrass can add a summery look to everyday greetings.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another way to use the popular Waves 3D Embossing Folder - horizontally and embossed with iridescent glitter.

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Cut a turquoise 6x6 sheet from the Fresh Aqua Collection with the large End of My Rope die.  Save the rope frame for another project - we're using the offcut here.  Brayer VersaMark onto the top section of the Waves 3D Embossing Folder. Pressure-emboss the offcut with the VersaMark-ed embossing folder using the plate(s) required for your machine.

Heat-emboss the offcut with Imagine's Iridescent powder for clear, sparkly highlights.

Splatter specks of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz on the right edge of a natural A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Set it aside to dry.

Cut Deep Sea Octopus from a dark pink/coral 6x6 sheet in the Berry Red Collection.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the eye cutout.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on natural cardstock with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Trim it with the coordinating die. 

Assemble the card and add some adhesive jewels to the areas of the background that weren't Versa-Marked.  Add a jewel to the greeting too.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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06/02/2021

Wed 02

School of Fish Friends by Jean Okimoto

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A mixed fish collection probably isn't part of a typical friendship card - I hope their diversity (and a bit of social-distancing) is a reflection of everyday life.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here after a long morning of glitches...age-, files-, battery- and camera-related issues that all kicked in at once.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut it with Ring Stack. Attach strips of doublestick tape across the back of the rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").  Set the delicate Ring Stack diecut into the adhesive-backed offcut.

Blend blue, teal, lavender and purple inks on smooth white cardstock.  Splatter it with specks of blue ink and Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Dry the inks, then cut the cardstock with Ring Stack.  Insert the oval offcuts - the adhesive is already there, just press them into place!  This creates a smooth inlaid card front vs. a piece of inked cardstock between the top layer and the card front.

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to portions of the light gold, blue and turquoise Polished Foil Pad sheets.  The extra layer adds dimension and defines the details on the fish.  You'll have a lot of beautiful, detailed metallic fish for future projects! 

Attach the fishes - use foamtape for the 3 gold fishes.

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Prep white cardstock with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray flecks of gold.  Stamp the greeting - from the Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - with VersaMark and emboss it with detail gold powder.  Cut it with the 2-¼" Circle Basics die.  Cut a scrap of the ink-blended paper to add some color to the right edge of the circle.

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Thanks for stopping by - see you again tomorrow!

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05/29/2021

Sat 29

Embossed Watercolor Scene + Video
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this underwater scene card featuring the brand new 3D "Underwater" embossing folder. I combined it with lots of other Memory Box supplies. I also have a short video showing how I made this card:

In the video above, you can see how I used inks plus water and paint brushes with watercolors and and Fairy Sugar dew drops to enhance the detailed embossing you get with these 3D folders.    Here's a closer look at my card:

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And don't you just love the new clear jewels that were just released?  They really make the scene come alive and look like real water droplets on the card.  This card was a lot of fun to create! I have linked my supplies below if you are interested in them.
Here's one last look:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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05/28/2021

Fri 28

Celebrate
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! Today's card celebrates the unofficial start of the Summer season, so I went with a patriotic color scheme.

I started by applying Antique Linen Distress Ink to my craft mat and misting it with water. Next, I took a piece of watercolor paper and dragged it through the ink. I wanted a very subtle application of ink, so one swipe was enough, and then I dried the ink with my heat tool.

Next, I glued red and blue strips of cardstock to the left side of the inked paper and spattered it with white and black ink.

I die cut the Spiral Shell from watercolor paper. I lightly sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink on the shell outline and used Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door and Antique Lined for the shell background. I spattered the shell background with plain water and dried it with a heat tool. 

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I glued the shell outline to the shell background and used foam tape to adhere it to the card front.

Next, I white heat embossed the word celebrate and glued it to the shell.

I used foam tape to adhere the card front to a white card base.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

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05/27/2021

Thu 27

Graceful Jellyfish Floating in the Kelp Collage by Jean Okimoto

 

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Frame a glittered Graceful Jellyfish with the new Kelp Collage and attach multi-sized Fairy Drops for added sparkle. Hello - Jean Okimoto here - hope you're enjoying our Design Team's  Under the Sea Collection cards and Challenge inspiration.  

Why not share your designs and enter May's Water Challenge?  the entry deadline is Sunday May 30th.  We'd love to see your cards!

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Cut the dark purple 6x6 sheet from the Twilight Purple Collection with the largest Wrapped Stitched Rectangle die.  Cut it with the Kelp Collage.  Cut a piece of ink-blended paper to attach behind the collage.  Attach both layers to a top-folded purple A-2 card.

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Cut one of the Graceful Jellyfish from the pale blue 6x6 Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet.  Cut the textured underlayer from the white glitter pad sheet.  Attach the layered jellyfish to the background.  Add different sizes of the clear Fairy Drops.

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Clear Fairy Drops add sparkly highlights to brightly-colored design elements.  Protect the gems on mailed cards with a layer of cardstock.  Embellished designs may require special handling and additional postage.

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Here's another way to use the great Graceful Jellyfish die set...invert them and create flowers!  Here's a link with the details.

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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05/25/2021

Tue 25

Tropical Centerpiece
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a card I created inspired by some images I googled. I was looking for a giant shell with flowers in the center as a centerpiece. I found some great inspiration! The Grand Tulip Shell was the perfect base. Memory Box has an abundance of flower dies and the newest Under the Sea Release has coral and sea grass!!

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I die cut all the images using Open Studio Watercolor Paper and inked them up with distress oxide inks. 

Grand Tulip Shell Die/ tattered rose, dried marigold, victorian velvet, worn lipstick

Layered Fresh Flowers Die/ pink- picked raspberry and spun sugar, orange- rusty hinge and fossilized amber/ centers- evergreen bough

Forest Pine Branch Die/ crushed olive and evergreen bough

Coral and Kelp Ribbon Die/ coral- salvaged patina and peacock feathers; kelp- twisted citron and rustic wilderness

Thank You Posh Script Die/ salvaged patina and peacock feathers

The sentiment is from Poppy Stamps, Whittle Sealife Sentiments 

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After I assembled the seashell and florals I added some white paint splatter. Both cream and kraft paper are the newest Woodgrain Paper Packs. I die cut the top panel using Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die. For a finishing touch I scattered some Bright Jewels Gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

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