Sea You Soon!

Hello and happy spring!  Today I made a card using Simon Says Stamps darling new stamp set Under The Sea Animals.  Each animal is so cute and has an angelic expression on it’s face.  I couldn’t wait to use it!

I started by making an alcohol ink background with my new Piñata Alcohol inks on Ranger Yupo paper.  I was interested in trying alcohol inks, but I did not want to invest a lot in them.  I don’t always love the backgrounds people create, but I do like some of them so I wanted to try.  I found the Piñata inks to be easy to use and I received 10 inks for $20 on Amazon.  I will get some Tim Holz Ranger Alcohol inks to compare with Piñata inks.  I will do a post on that in the not to distant future.

Back to the card…I made the background using Baja Blue, Rain Forest Green, Passion Purple and Gold Piñata alcohol Inks.  I didn’t do anything fancy, just picked up the paper and swirled them around.

Under Sea Animals

Once the background was dry, I used my Birch Press Waves Cover die C to cut out the waves.  I then used some 80lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock to cut out Birch Press Waves Cover Die A.  I sprayed adhesive on the back of A and adhered to my alcohol ink background. I colored a cardstock panel with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean and adhered the waves to the panel.  I adhered the panel to a side folding card base.

I stamped all of the adorable sea animals on scrap white cardstock and colored them with my Copics.  I used the whale, turtle and star fish on this card.  I used B29, B26 and B23 on the whale, Y08 and Y19 on the star fish and BG45, BG49 and BG13 on the sea turtle.  I fussy cut them out and attached them to a white cardstock circle I cut out using MFT ‘s stitched circle die-a mics. I stamped the sentiment using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink.  I adhered each animal with Ranger foam adhesive and then painted them with Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by and viewing my post today.  Enjoy your crafting adventure!

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