Saturday 9 July 2016

Whale of wishes...

  • Mama elephant -whale wishes (stamps & dies)
  • Mama elephant - framed tags- park avenue 
  • Mama elephant - waves trio dies
  • Tim holtz distress ink pads- tumbled glass, salty ocean & blueprint sketch
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Sakura 'white' jelly roll pen
  • Wink of stella 'clear' glitter pen
  • White funky foam
  • White cardstock 
I cut 3 pieces of cardstock to fit my card blank. The first I die cut using the frame die (and put this to one side to use this later). The second I die cut using the waves dies to make one medium height wave and one small wave. The third I just kept as is. 
I started to create my scene by using distress inks to colour my background, creating an ombre effect from dark blue at the bottom, to light blue at the top. I sprayed and flicked the panel with water to lift some of the ink away with a towel and create more texture. I did the same for all the wave layers. i stamped my greeting using black ink on the base layer, adding white pen highlights to help make it stand out. I stamped two of the whale images and die cut these, before adding them to my scene. Once I was happy with the lay out I glued all the pieces down, keeping the waves flat and the whales fixed using foam tape. I secured this to my card blank.
 I went back to my cardstock die cut frame and die cut another one out of funky foam. I then glued these together to create a more dimensional frame which I added to my card blank. The final touch was to stamp the water splash images to the card and glitter those (sorry they don't show up well in the photo).

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  1. hello! super sweet whales, this is an adorable card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  2. Thank you for the lovely comment... its nice to hear such things from someone whose work i love (i follow your blog!!) Mx