It's almost summer!
One. More. Day!
I think that's FIN-tastic :)
It's time for a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers blog
and Joanne challenged us to use our un-inked, never used stamps!
I knew right away that I'd be using this new cutie.
My son loves loves LOVES sharks!
Anytime I see a shark stamp, I'm giddy for the cards that I'll be able to make.
This Avery Elle shark looks like the happiest-shark-on-the-planet!
This card is a shark-er card - hee hee!
I mean a shaker card :)
The something new I tried with this card was using frosted acetate
instead of clear to give it a slightly murky water look.
I also ran the Avery Elle wonky scalloped frame though the Cuttlebug
6-7 times to create a glued, super thick frame (this resembled a chipboard feel).
Next, I added some teal confetti/sequins to the inside and fastened it closed.
Next, I stamped/cut/colored the shark and added a sentiment.
I wanted to make waves for the outside of the acetate
and created a watercolor background using Royal and Langnickel watercolor paper and RL watercolors to create the ocean waves.
I'm off the school where I like to watercolor and then let the piece air dry
for 24 hours but you can always use a heat tool for faster drying
if you like to work all in one go!
I die cut them with a stitched wave die as I was aiming for
lots of movement and dimension in the waves.
This card was a lot of fun to MAKO! :)
Thanks for stopping by today!
Be sure to stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog to see what the rest of the design team
has made using the un-inked stamps challenge!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥