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June 2020 Release | Debut Day 3

We are at Debut Day 3 now. I hope that you have enjoyed the showcase the last couple of days. Tomorrow we will debut our last two sets and it will also be our Release day. Woot woot!

The two sets we are showcasing today coordinates with each other very well. They will also coordinate with our Narwhal set which we showcased on Debut Day 1.

First up on our line up today is Under The Sea: Background

Available for purchase on June 12, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes five (5) stamps – one (1) large image + four (4) words/sentiments

The second set on our line up today is Under The Sea: MerFriends

Available for purchase on June 12, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes twenty-one (21) stamps – fourteen (14) images + seven (7) words/sentiments

And now let’s see the stamps in action!

To showcase our Under the Sea: Background set, I decided to make another pop-up card (I made one yesterday using our Take a Leap of Faith set, click HERE to see it). I also used my homemade waves stencil to create the waves on this card. Using my trusty distress inks, I blended various shades of blues to achieve the desired backdrop. I will write a separate post on all the supplies and my process creating this card if you are interested to know more. Just let me know in the comments below.

I used the narwhals from our Under the Sea: Narwhal set which we showcased on Debut Day 1 (click HERE to see more) to complement this large stamp. The little fishes are from Under the Sea: Merfriends which we are showcasing today too. These 3 sets complement each other so very well and are so fun to play around with.

I stamped all the images on smooth cardstock as I am using my colored pencils to color all the images. Then I fussy cut them while watching some of my favorite re-runs. To assemble this pop-up card, I used a recycled piece of stiff acetate to pop the narwhal up so that it looks dimensional. Then, I added little white bubbles using my white gel pen. It adds just that little dimension to complete the scene.

For this second card, I used Under The Sea: Merfriends set. First, I stamped all the images onto the cardstock, then using a masking fluid pen, I covered the images with the masking fluid. This allows me to apply watercolor onto the cardstock without coloring the images. Allow the masking fluid to dry before applying watercolor onto the images.

To create a flat card, I applied watercolor directly on white cardstock. Another reason why I applied watercolor directly on the cardbase and not on watercolor paper is because I rather like the speckled, uneven look of watercolor on cardstock. Because cardstock is not made for watercoloring, the watercolors are being absorbed very quickly into the paper. This makes it really hard to create a smooth wash but that is the look that I am going for. Once the watercolor is dried, I peeled off the masking fluid with an eraser.

Next, I colored the images with colored pencils and darken the lines with a ballpoint pen because peeling the masking fluid off with an eraser did lighten the ink a little. I finished off the card with some waves stamp from Under the Sea: Narwhal and clear crystals I got a long time ago.

INSPIRATION FROM THE DESIGN TEAM

Amy Tsuruta

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Annette Allen

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Emily Leiphart

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Heather Hoffman

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Patricia Roebuck

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I hope you have enjoyed today’s showcase and are loving all the inspiration from our Designers as much as I do. Tomorrow is our Release day with the showcase of our last two stamp sets from this Release.

Remember to check back here to see the final two sets and also our Giveaway. We will be giving away not one but two prizes this Release!

Keep Crafting and Smile Always,
Evelin