Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop: Dream Ocean Card


The Hop
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
Emily
Kari
Stephanie
Michelle (←you are here)
Kim (←go here next)
Nicole 

The Reveal
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


The Details
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,



25 comments:

Michelle (aka Meechelle) said...

Oh, how COOL! What a creative idea....and it turned out beautifully!

Samantha Mann said...

holy moly! amazing!!! that is so unique!! makes me feel like i'm in an aquarium! lol!! love love love!! wow!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, this is so much fun!! What an interesting and fun card!

Sue D said...

Fantastic--I like the underwater background and your hexagon portholes.

Miriam Prantner said...

I LOVE this! It's so so pretty, great windows and love the glossy accents and sparkle!

Ashley H said...

This is gorgeous! Such a creative idea!! LOVE IT:)

Michele Duffy said...

Love love love the underwater background!

BrynAdair said...

Very Creative! I love it!!!

Dorina D said...

this is one of the best cards. Love the submarine windows with the great design inside. Great tutorial and I can't wait to try this. TFS

Mary-Anne V said...

Very creative idea to use the die as a window ... looks like a porthole.

Chelsea said...

Wow, what a detailed card. I like the colours you chose for the stamps.

Stephanie U said...

Wow! Love the hexagon windows on this. It is stunning.

Emily said...

Such a neat idea! I love the pop of color through the windows.

Deb Long said...

This is incredible art!

sharon g said...

Jeez Louise that is soooooo cool!!! I love the effect. Neatest thing I've seen in a while.

Caryn S said...

This is the coolest idea! My dad would love this, he was on a sub in the Navy.

Queen B said...

This is cute and so creative! Awesome, thanks for the tutorial too!

Mistylynn said...

Such an amazing card!

Nikki said...

Omgosh the little windows into your card is brillant :) TFS

Becky said...

This is beautiful! What a neat technique.

April Michelle said...

This is awesome, so cute!

robindefender said...

Lovely card!

corrie said...

This is amazing. I love it!!

Message Keeper said...

What a nice water effect of under water!

Crisann said...

wow - just wow!

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