Welcome to Sweet Stamp Shop's September release hop. There is a different hop each day (Mon. - Wed.) this week featuring a different set of stamps. Today's hop is featuring their underwater themed Dream Ocean set. Here is the blog hop order:
Sweet Stamp Shop
Michelle (←you are here)
Kim (←go here next)
I wanted to create an underwater view from the porthole of a submarine. I used a gray piece of patterned paper with the setiment stamped in gray for the foreground and bright colors to draw your eye to the background outside the windows.
|Dream Ocean Card|
I started with a white cardstock card base. I stamped a craft pad with three colors of ink, sprayed over the ink with some water and dragged the card through the water droplets. You end up with a swirled colored design. I thought this technique which I saw on Kristina Werner's blog would be perfect to achieve an underwater look.
While the background was drying, I stamped three hexagons from Pattern Craze onto my foreground paper. I cut out the centers with an untility knife. I also stamped on the sentiment from Ocean Dream.
When the background was dry, I stamped some seaweed from Under the Sea. I placed the images so they could be seen through each window.
I stamped, colored and cut out some sea creatures from Dream Ocean and Under the Sea. I adhered them to the background, popping up one creature from each pair for some dimension.
I adhered the forground piece over the top. I added some glitter glue to the sea creatures and Glossy Accents to the exposed background for a wet watery look.
I hope you have fun playing with your stamps and combining sets. I know I did with this card.
Your next stop is Kim's blog.
Thanks so much for hoppin' by,