Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Under the Sea

I just could not resist making another card using the new Sea of Textures Stamp Set and the Under the Sea Thinlits and I was fortunate enough to present at OnStage here in Perth.  This card is very similar to several I have made previously, I borrowed a little idea from each card for this one.

When I made this card a few weeks ago my pre-order was still coming across the Nullabor Plain so I have used a few retiring colours, Marina Mist and Soft Sky however these can easily be substituted for Balmy Blue and Soft Sea Foam.

For the non Australians who have no idea what I am talking about, the Nullabor Plain is the big expanse of flat, almost treeless, arid and semi arid country of southern Australia.  It is the world's largest single exposure of limestone beckrock and occupies an area of about 200,000 square kilometres (77,000 sq miles). At its widest point, it stretches about 1,100 kilometres (684 miles) from east to west across the border between the states of South Australia and Western Australia (Wikipedia's definition) (That is the end of the geography lesson today.)  Anyway it takes a week or sometimes longer for our little brown boxes to cross from Sydney, New South Wales to Perth, Western Australia.  

To make this card, on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock sponge Marina Mist ink on the top and Night of Navy ink on the bottom.  Spritz with water and until reasonably wet and drop on a heap of Rock Salt.  Allow to sit for about 10 minutes before drying with a heat gun.  Once dry brush off the Rock Salt.

Stamp the Sea Grass image using Marina Mist across the bottom half of the card, also stamp the two Coral images.  Adhere this piece to the Whisper White, then the Crumb Cake and then to the card base.

Stamp the Octopus using Night of Navy and die cut.  Stamp the Small Coral using Soft Sky ink on Soft Sky cardstock and die cut.

Die cut a Marina Mist piece of long coral, and two Sand Dollars from Crumb Cake cardstock.

Die cut a Fishing Net from Crumb Cake cardstock.

Layer all the images and adhere to the card front.

Stamp Happy Birthday (this is not from the Sea of Textures Stamp Set) on Whisper White using Night of Navy ink, die cut using the Stitched Shape Framelits.  Layer onto a Scalloped Oval die cut using the Layering Oval Framelits.  Adhere to the card front using dimensionals.

For the inside sponge the bottom corner using the Marina Mist and Night of Navy ink and stamp the Sea Grass and Small Coral using Marina Mist.

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