Creating an Ocean Themed Frame | Seahorse Background

Today I created an ocean themed card using the new Seahorse Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp!

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I started by stamping the Seahorse Background onto a panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock with Fog ink from Simon Says Stamp. Next I took out the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set (also from SSS) , stamped a sentiment onto the panel and embossed it with gold embossing powder.

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I repeatedly stamped the smaller stamps from the Beautiful Mermaids set onto some Bristol Smooth paper with Versamark ink and then embossed with with white embossing powder. I blended over the embossed images with lots of different colors of Distress Oxide ink and then cut them out with my Scan N Cut 2.

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Using the Hero Arts nested circle die set I created a frame out of white cardstock. I then adhered a bunch of the colorful images that I cut out to the back of the frame to create my ocean themed wreath. I used the panel of cardstock that I cut the frame from as a stencil to blend some Gina K Designs Ocean Mist ink onto my background panel.

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I popped up the frame onto the background with foam tape and added some sequins all around the inner edge. To finish the card I glued the panel onto a card base.


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Trying Out Arteza Alcohol Markers

Hey crafty peoples! Today I have a card with lots of coloring because I was trying out the Arteza Everblend markers.

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To create my background I took out a piece of Neenah white cardstock and used the chisel nib on a light peach marker to free hand some stripes down the panel. I then took out the One Cool Pineapple stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and stamped a sentiment from that with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

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I used Versamark ink to stamp a bunch of watermelons all over the background and then colored them in using the Everblend markers. Check out the video to see the coloring in detail!

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I used my ATG gun to adhere the panel onto a piece of Peacock teal cardstock and then glued that whole panel onto an A2 card base.

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To finish up the card I used a white gel pen to draw a line along the space between the watermelons and the rinds. This card was very simple, but helped me to really get a feel for these markers!


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Distress Oxide Ink on Black Cardstock | Simple Birthday Card

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a very simple birthday card featuring some Distress Oxide ink blending on black cardstock.

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I started with a panel of Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock and masked off a small section on the bottom. I then blended over that section with some Distress Oxide ink.

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After that I continued using masking and different colors of Distress Oxide ink to create rays of color which all start in the bottom left hand corner. The colors that I used are Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, and Seedless Preserves.

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I cut the panel down to 3.75 x 5 and then picked out a sentiment from the Big Birthday Greetings stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed it with Alabaster white embossing powder.

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Next I took out the Wish Upon a Star stamp set from Mama Elephant. I used all of the little star stamps from this set to stamp the background with Versamark ink. I then embossed them with Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder.

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I added dashed lines around the border of the panel with a white gel pen. I then popped the panel up onto a back card base with foam tape.


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Ocean Scene Shaker Card | Distress Oxide Ink Blending

Hey y’all! Today I am making a card featuring another Distress Oxide ink blended ocean sunset! After doing the last one I just had to make another. This time I created a little scene and it is a shaker card! I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth paper and masked off the bottom with some painters tape. I blended the sky using Distress Oxide ink with the colors Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Tumbled Glass, and Salty Ocean. I then masked off the sky and blended the ocean with the same colors excluding the Squeezed Lemonade and adding in Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot.

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I then painted in some soft cloud with clean water, dabbing up the ink with a paper towel. I used a Copic Multi-liner to add three little seagulls to the sky. I used the Nested Circle dies from Hero Arts to cut my blended panel into a large circle. I then cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm, thick plastic, and a scrap piece of paper with the same die. I cut a wavy line across the Neenah Desert Storm circle to create the beach for the scene. I used some Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink to add some shading to that piece. I picked out a sentiment from the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set and emossed it on the plastic circle with white embossing powder.

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Using the scrap paper circle as a base I started putting the shaker together. I glued the blended circle to it first. I then placed the plastic circle on top so I could line up the beach and glue it to the front of the shaker window. I created a frame using two circle dies out of Gina K Designs In The Navy cardstock. I glued the frame to the plastic circle and then added foam tape around the edge of the back. I added Coast sequins from Lucy’s Cards, large clear glitter, and clear Micro Pearls and closed up my shaker.

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I stamped a mermaid from the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set from Mama Elephant onto some Neenah cardstock with Gina K Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored it with Copics, cut it with the Scan N Cut, and then glued it to my scene. I made a 6x6 card base and glued a piece of patterned paper from the Bee’s Knees pack onto it with my ATG gun. I then adhered the shaker to the center of the card. I took three pieces of think twine and braided them together. I wrapped that around my shaker and glued it down with liquid adhesive.

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I had a small amount of warping on the plastic from heat embossing the sentiment which caused a noticeable dip in the shaker frame. To fix that I filled the dip with foam tape and then adhered a second frame on top of the first. Using some gray Copic markers I added a drop shadow for the mermaid and some texture on the beach. I then took a white gel pen and added highlights to the mermaid and some dots to the beach so that it looks like it id glistening.


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Distress Oxide Blending An Ocean Sunset Using Masking

Hello my crafty friends! Today I am sharing a sunset ocean card that I created using Distress Oxide ink blending and masking.

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I started by taking the Simple Blend Oval stencil mask and taping it over a piece of Bristol Smooth paper. I used painters tape to mask off the bottom half of the oval and then blended a sky on the top half. For the blending I used Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Tumbled Glass, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks. I painted on some cloud shapes in the sky using clean water on a brush and then dabbing up the water with a paper towel.

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I removed the tape covering the bottom half of the oval and then masked off the top half. I blended an ocean on the bottom using the same colors as the sky excluding the Squeezed Lemonade and adding in Black Soot. I removed all of the tape and masking and then placed the oval stencil piece over the top of my blended design. I taped down the Waves stencil from Simon Says Stamp over the top of that and went over it with Fallen Snow Glitter Glaze.

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Once the texture paste was dry I added in highlights to the sky and ocean with a white gel pen. I also added some seagulls with a Copic multiliner. I cut the panel down to 3.75 x 5 and popped it up on a card base with foam tape.

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For the sentiment I embossed a stamp from the Tiny Words stamp set from Simon Says Stamp on black cardstock with white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment down into a strip and popped it up on the card. To finish the card up I went over the sentiment and some of the ocean with Wink of Stella glitter.


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