Ocean Commotion

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Challenges 1

I’ve finally sat down to stamp again. School holidays really throws out your routine but I’m all done now with ‘back to school’ stuff, just need to cover books and wait for the day…..lol. My cars also ‘sprung a leak’ so until my mechanic is back from holidays, hopefully on Monday, we’re stuck at home and I hope to get more stamping done.

Yesterday I managed to make 4 cards using 4 sketches from Clean & Simple and to challenge myself a little more, they are all ‘Male’ themed. I don’t often make cards for the male species and find it quite a challenge. I’m going to spread the card postings out so you’ll need to come back over the next few days to check them out. I’d really appreciate some comments on them. I wanted these cards to be ‘simple’ with not too much cutting out or ‘fiddling’ on them. I also used stamp sets that hadn’t seen ink yet or not in quite some time.

Todays card is using FTL103 and the colours are from the Colour Coach.

In the FTL103 Sketch they have used ribbon but I decided to use a piece of cardstock instead.

Stamp sets: Ocean Commotion, Occasional Quotes, On Your Birthday (for insert)
Card: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze

My aim was to make these cards that I’ll share with you over the next few days, suitable for Stamp-A-Stacks.

Any comments????

Till next time…..

The things you find when….. and some blog candy.

While tidying up my craft room a little yesterday I came across this unfinished card wallet.

Birthday_Ocean Commotion card wallet blank

It really didn’t need a lot to finish it off. A handle and a closure should do it.

Then I realised what DSP pack I had used and had a brainwave. Well 2 actually. Don’t freak out I’m okay……….hahaha

Birthday_Ocean Commotion Card 1

Seeing that it is the East Coast Prep DSP and that’s what I used for this recent card (now shown with it’s coordinating envelope), my brainwave was to use the East Coast Prep DSP and the Ocean Commotion stamp set and create a set of 4 matching cards and envelopes for the Card Wallet. I decided to go with a Birthday theme as the colours are bright and cheery.

So this is obviously the first card so what others are there..

The main 4 colours used in the East Coast Prep DSP are Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi and More Mustard so I decided I would make a base card from each of these. I already had the Tempting Turquoise so next is using Wild Wasabi.

Birthday_Ocean Commotion Card 2

First I stamped the seaweed image using Wild Wasabi down the right hand side of the card. I then scallop edged a piece of More Mustard card and then layered a piece of East Coast Prep DSP on top which I adhered to the card as shown. Using Tempting Turquoise inkpad I stamped the seahorse onto Whisper White card, trimmed and then layered onto a slightly larger piece of Real Red which has then been mounted to the card using stampin’ dimensionals. Finally I inked a stamp from So Many Sayings (Hostess set) using Real Red ink and punched out using the Word Window Punch and adhered to card.

Birthday_Ocean Commotion Card 3

With this card I stamped the main images first and worked from there.

I stamped the Angel Fish, starting from the top right hand side 3 times without reinking in Real Red and then reinked and stamped once onto a scrap piece of Whisper White which I then cut out. Next I stamped the seaweed using Tempting Turquoise randomly doing some as a second stamping before reinking to give a softer shadowy look. The Birthday sentiment is from the Cheer & Wishes stamp set and is stamped in Wild Wasabi. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to help with alignment.

This was then mounted to a slightly larger piece of More Mustard card.

Using my 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter I have added some sparkle to the seaweed which I hope you can see.

I then randomly stamped the shell image using Wild Wasabi ink onto Wild Wasabi Card. This is then mounted to the Real Red base card. The main image was then added and the final touch was to add the cut out Angel Fish using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So that now leaves the More Mustard base card and here that is.

Birthday_Ocean Commotion Card 4

First off I cut a piece of East Coast Prep DSP and a piece of Whisper White 67mm x 67mm and 2 pieces of Wild Wasabi at 70mm x 70mm. I then adhered the East Coast Prep DSP to one of the Wild Wasabi pieces and tied Real Red striped ribbon around it and adhered to the card as shown.

Using More Mustard ink and the Angel Fish I stamped 4 times as shown reinking each time. Then I stamped the seaweed image twice using Wild Wasabi ink. I decided I wanted to add some sparkle so I used the new Chunky Glitter available in the Summer Mini. To do this I ran my Tombow Multi Adhesive Glue over parts of the seaweed image and then sprinkled on the Celery Chunky Sprinkles. This is then layered onto the second Wild Wasabi Piece and then mounted to the card as shown using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The last step was to add the ‘Make A Wish’ rub-on from the Eastern Elegance pack.

To finish up this set I needed to complete the last details for the card wallet and this is what I did.

Birthday_Ocean Commotion Card Wallet

I decided to keep it rather plain so I added a handle using some More Mustard 1/4” grosgrain ribbon and added a closure using the Birthday stamp from It’s Your Birthday along with the Scallop Square Punch.

Using the Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi and Real Red Markers I inked the words as shown. This is stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White card and punched out using the 1 1/4” square punch. I then punched out a scallop square from More Mustard card. This image is mounted to the scallop square using Stampin’ Dimensionals. This is then adhered to the top flap of the card wallet but just the top half. I have then added a Velco Dot for a fastener.

So now to tell you about the second brainwave…… I assure you I’m okay.

This is where the Blog Candy comes in.

I have decided to offer this whole set as Blog Candy.

Birthday_Ocean Commotion set a

All you need to do is leave me a message on this post from now until Wednesday 28th January to be in the running to receive this Birthday Pack.

Only Australian residents are eligible to enter and no Stampin’ Up Demonstrators either sorry but please feel free to leave a comment if you wish just mention you are a demo or from overseas and therefore not entering. I will be using Random.org to select a winner on Thursday morning.

Ocean Sprinkles

I haven’t used this set a great deal since purchasing it back in November and was still yet to use my new Chunky Sprinkles but after seeing a wonderful card made by Makeesha I just had to have a play. This is the card I made yesterday while my good friends Leonie & Carol were visiting with their children.

Ocean Commotion 2

I decided I would use the East Coast Prep DSP so the colours that coordinate with that are More Mustard, Wild Wasabi, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise.

I first stamped the swirly coral image using the Wild Wasabi inkpad. I then traced over some of the image with my Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive which I covered with the sprinkles.It gives a real 3D effect.

Ocean Commotion 2 close up

The Angel Fish was stamped in More Mustard and the Seahorse in Tempting Turquoise on Whisper White card, cut out and adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp sets: Ocean Commotion
Card: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White, East Coast Prep DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon, Celery Chunky Sprinkles, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Real Red brads (Bold Brights), Stampin’ Dimensionals.