I recently participated in a small group swap, relating to the new catalogue & products.
I don't have a lot of really new stuff yet (only things I have borrowed from my friend. Thanks Shari).
So I seen some under water pictures & thought I'd try it out with Stampin' Up's stamp set "By the Tide".
|Stamp sets: By the Tide & Sassy Salutations.|
|I prepared my Whisper White card stock with an embossing buddy.|
|Ink up the coral stamp from "By the tide", in Versa Mark.|
|Then add Calypso Coral ink.|
|Stamp onto card stock.|
|Clean the stamp & repeat first with Versa Mark then with summer starfruit ink.|
Remember to make sure your stamps are clean before using them on your Versa Mark ink pad.
|I used the top & tail of the lobster stamp at the bottom in Gumball Green, with the intention of resembling grass & sea weed.|
|I used the speckled stamp from "Gorgeous Grunge" in Versa Mark, to add bubbles to the scene.|
|Sprinkle with clear embossing powder.|
|Use the heat tool to set.|
|Stamp the sea horse from "By the Tide" in the Versa Mark to colour process, using Daffodil Delight & Strawberry Slush.|
|Stamp the fish in Versa Mark, & Island Indigo.|
|Add more embossing powder.|
|Heat to set.|
|This is just to show you the stamps & colours I used.|
Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Summer Starfruit, Calypso Coral & Versa Mark.
|I started with Pool Party ink, sponging down in a sweeping motion to avoid messing up the torn paper mask. |
You can work your way into the centre using a circular motion.
The clear embossed stamps will resist the ink.
|Pacific Point is the deepest of the blues, so it help the water to become deeper too.|
Sponge around the bottom & the edges in a circular motion.
|You can always go back & add more of the lighter blues to help them blend together.|
|Use the other half of the torn paper mask to place at the water surface & sponge the sky in Marina Mist ink.|
|This time sweep the sponge up to avoid messing up the torn paper mask.|
|Try to concentrate most of the colour at the top & around the edges. Think of the real sky, it's always a deeper blue high & above, but much lighter on the horizon.|
I stamped my sentiment here, but forgot to take a photo....Oops..
|Mount onto Pacific Point & Baked Brown Sugar card stock.|
|I attempted to bleach the fish (with bleach in my aqua painter) so that I could add another colour. But I think the bleach in my aqua paint was running out, & I had none left.|
|Same with the sea horses. Although you might be able to see the blue is lighter in the sea horses.|
|Stamp the words from "By the Tide" in Baked Brown Sugar ink onto Baked Brown Sugar card stock.|
It helps if the Brown Sugar card stock is wider than the card stock of the water scene.
|Tear the bottom corners off to create the rocks at the bottom of the water/card.|
I liked mine to over lap a little bit, once on the card.
|Mist with water to help soften card stock.|
|Crumple card stock by screwing it up until your happy with it.|
|Sponge a little Baked Brown Sugar ink onto the cs rocks.|
|Glue the cs rocks onto the card.|
|Rock & Roll the shell. |
First ink up the shell in Crisp Cantaloupe ink, then roll edges of the stamp onto the calypso carol ink pad.
|Rock & Roll Shells.|
I'm not sure if you can see properly in the photo, but the shell is darker on the outside.
|Fussy cut the shell.|
|Spritz with some shimmer. I used White Frost. Let it dry.|
|Glue the shell onto the card. I liked the idea that it looks like the bubbles are coming from the shell.|
Oh...I also added a pearl to the shell later, but forgot to take a photo of that too... Sorry.