I colored these adorable images with Copic Sketch markers. For the background I used a background created using Ranger alcohol inks and water. With a couple of fun die cuts I am ready to put my card together.
Piecing the card together is sometimes the fun part. I adhered the colorful background on my card base but first added some pretty designer paper on the sides. I wanted the pink to stand out just a bit more so this was my solution. Next I added these cute die cuts and finishing up with my colored images from the UNDER THE SEA: NARWHAL stamp set. I used foam adhesives to give it some dimension.
You can get your crafty hands on new release HERE. Make sure to check out all the inspiration from the sneak peeks we did at the beginning of the month.
Available for purchase on June 12, 2020 4×6 stamp set Retails for $16.00 Includes seven (7) stamps – one (1) large image + six (6) words/sentiments
And now, let’s see the stamps in action!
To create this card, I made my own ‘waves’ stencil. That’s right. I designed my very own waves stencil because when I had the idea to create this scene, I realized I don’t have any stencils that could give me the effect that I wanted. It was really fun and easy to make. After I made my stencil, I used distress inks in different shades of blue to achieve the layered look of the waves. As for all the images, I first stamped them onto white cardstock, lightly watercolored them and then used colored pencils to add depth and definition. Next, I fussy cut all the images and adhered them onto the card base using glue. The narwhals and beach ball are actually adhered on a piece of acetate. I added foam tape on the frame so that the image looks more dimensional.
If you are interested to learn how I made my ‘waves’ stencil and how I use it to create this card, let me know in the comments below and I will record a tutorial for you.
I actually started designing this large floral stamp before the end of last year. One of my designer friends told me that she likes coloring bigger florals which inspired me to create a large floral bouquet. However, I had to add my little critters to make this design uniquely mine. Anyways, who can resist a little faery pup or a little faery kitty? For this card, I stamped the image on watercolor paper but used colored pencils to color it in instead. This gives the textured feel to the colored image. If you want it to look smooth, then opt to use Bristol smooth paper or even white cardstock to give you a smooth finish.
As for me, I wanted to try something different and create a textured look and that is why I chose to use colored pencils on watercolor paper instead. After coloring the whole image, I used a black gel pen to darken the eyes for the faery pup and kitty.