I’m happy to be part of Studio Katia’s May Release blog hop today and I have a card that is making me very happy because I believe it falls into the “Oh, for cuuuuuute!” category. If you’ve just arrived here from Anna’s blog, welcome to my little corner of the internet! Now let’s jump into the card project.
I’m using some brand new releases from Studio Katia today! The Under the Sea stamps and coordinating dies, as well as the Brush Stroke Waves Stencil. This new stamp set is packed with adorable sea creatures, sea plants and bubbles, as well as fun sentiments. And the stencil can be used for all sorts of projects! I’m going to be dry embossing with it today.
I knew this would be a perfect set for some simple Copic coloring. I’m still pretty green with coloring, but I chose a simple rainbow of colors to create a rainbow of sea creatures for my card.
After creating some card panels with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink, I used the Brush Stroke Waves Stencil to dry emboss my panel for subtle wave texture. I actually ended up doing two cards, one has the de-boss effect, and one has an emboss effect. I simply flipped my panel over to create the former, as you’ll see in my video today.
The card of the left features the de-boss; the card on the right, the emboss. Also, I used Majestic Confetti to simulate bubbles on the first card, and the bubble stamps that are included in the Under the Sea set for the card on the right. My goal was to create a simple rainbow of sea creatures that moved from top to bottom on the page. On my second card, I love how the bubbles form a visual triangle on the page, connecting the design.
The texture from the dry emboss technique is really cool! Here is my complete video covering how I made the first card. (Click on the title in the video to watch on YouTube!)
Thanks so much for stopping by today and check out all the info below on the Blog Hop today!
BLOG HOP DETAILS: Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 (CAD) Gift Certificates for each day of the hop. That’s four chances to win! Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on all blogs on the hop! Winners will be announced on June 3 on the Studio Katia blog. Ready to hop? Here’s the list for today!
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