Hi there, and welcome to the first post of Sasha Makes Cards! The theme of Simon Says Stamp’s monthly Instagram challenge for February is “winter blues,” so I’ve decided to do a fun under-the-water-themed card using some stamp sets from Hello Bluebird!
I first cut two pieces of white cardstock to 4.5” x 6.5” using my Fiskars paper trimmer. I also cut and folded the card base. On the one piece of 4.5” x 6.5” cardstock, I used an ink blending brush (I got mine from Amazon) and created a gradient in the two corners of using blueprint sketch distress ink, faded jeans distress oxide, and salty ocean distress oxide. On the other piece of 4.5” x 6.5” cardstock, I used an ink blending brush and simply blended on some salty ocean distress oxide. I then sprayed both pieces of cardstock with some water to create a really fun bubble-like effect.
Using Fiskars scissors, I cut one of the pieces of 4.5” x 6.5” cardstock (the one with the gradient in the corners) to create a wavy edge.
Using the Hello Bluebird Sea Life stamp set, I coloured the whale and dolphin using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:
- Whale: B050, B030
- Dolphin: CG050, BG9
Then, using the Hello Bluebird Sea Sentiments stamp set, I stamped a sentiment that I thought would go really nicely with my card. I cut out the sentiment using Fiskars scissors.
I also stamped some little fish on the 4.5” x 6.5” blue background to help add some depth to the finished product.
Now, we can assemble the card! Using foam squares, I placed the two wavy, gradient corners on top of the blue background. The sentiment was glued onto the bottom corner using Bearly Art Glue. I then adhered the dolphin and whale to the card using foam squares. And with that, the card is finished!
Being the first card created for otter blue cards, I think it a rather appropriate first card! I can’t wait to create even more cards to share with all of you!
Thanks for reading!
Sasha J ☺️
List of Products Used:
- Hello Bluebird Sea Life
- Hello Bluebird Sea Sentiments
- Fiskars Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors, 6”
- Fiskars Portable Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch
- Blending Brush
- Salty Ocean Distress Oxide
- Faded Jeans Distress Oxide
- Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink
- Lawn Fawn Fundamentals Jet Black Ink
- Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
- White Cardstock
- Foam Squares
- Bearly Art Glue
- Double Sided E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive Dispenser