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!!


Darnell said...

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!

Loll said...

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.

Karen M said...

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

Michele Gross said...

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

Mrs. O said...

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.

Pam Sparks said...

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

Janna said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

shirley-bee said...

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

Anonymous said...

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 :)

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

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!

Pia S said...

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!

Kathy D. said...

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!