Saturday, August 18, 2012

Seas the Day!

I had so much fun making this card today ... I was giggling the whole time :)

I have to give lots and lots of credit to Pam Sparks (Expressions with Heart).  Pam creates the most intricate card scenes using lots of dies and stamping - I am in awe of her talent and how she knows exactly what goes together to create a "work-of-art" card.  Thanks Pam, for inspiring me and introducing me to the fabulous dies from C.C. Designs.

This card is for two challenges - Clear Dollar Stamps (CIC58) - circles; and CAS-ual Fridays (CFC66) - splish splash.  I used the adorable "Splash" digital stamp from Lisa Lara, colored with Stampin' Write markers.  All other elements on the card are die-cuts with the exception of the computer-generated sentiment.  Hope you like.

"Seas the Day!"


Stamps:  Splash Digital Stamp (Lisa's Doodley Doos - Clear Dollar Stamps); sentiment is computer generated
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White (SU!); White (Neenah)
Ink:  Basic Gray, Old Olive; Stampin' Write markers: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big shot, Puffy Clouds die (Memory Box); Bubble Border, Olive Branch and Squiggles dies (C.C. Designs), sponges, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals



I cut out all the dies, trimmed the bubble border by about 1/3, sponged the sea bottom (clouds) with gray ink and the seaweed with old olive ink.

I printed the sentiment onto a card front and also printed two fish (one large and one small), which were colored with Stampin' Write markers: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi and Tempting Turquoise.

I trimmed the card front to 5" x 3 3/4" and mounted all the elements, popping up the large fish with dimensionals to add depth.  The main panel was mounted onto a heavy white card base, popped up with dimensionals.

I used about 1/2 of another bubble border die and a small fish to add interest to the inside.  Here's a close up of the bottom right-hand corner of the inside of the card.


Fun and easy card to make!!


13 comments:

  1. This is another delightful card, Loll! You never seas to amaze me!! One thing, though, unless I missed it - how do you attach that border of thin circle bubbles? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Darnell. I used Tombow glue to attach the bubble border. Just a tiny drop every couple of circles will keep it attached to the card.

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  2. I just love your cute card - such a fabulous design! Love how you made clouds into a sea bed....very clever:) Hugs x x

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  3. I love this! I love the design, the colors but especially that sentiment! Awesome!! Thanks for joining the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  4. This is a wonderfully delightful card! I am so glad I found your blog. Every card is just terrific and gives me such great ideas. Thanks.

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  5. Loll this is fabulous!!! I love it! So cute and makes me smile so BIG!

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  6. Great card! Love the colors and the way you made the bubbles.
    Happy stamping!

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  7. As if this fish wasn't cute enough, you added the bubbles! What fun!

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  8. Ha, love it - It must be a carp! I like how you used cloud dies for the sea bed.

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  9. Wow! You did an amazing job here, what a great use of dies! I love, love, love the lovely sea scene you created!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

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  10. Oh my goodness!! This is DARLING!! Love the clouds as sand and the bubbles - delicious! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!

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  11. This card is GREAT! Love how you've created this lovely "at the bottom of the sea" scene. Great die cuts and colors. FAB CAS design!

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  12. You sure were lucky at Clear Dollar Stamps this month!!
    Thanks for playing with Clearly Inspired Challenge in August as you won a prize just for playing!
    http://www.clearlyistamp.blogspot.com/2012/09/clearly-inspired-challenge-59-cic59.html
    Congratulations!!

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