It’s almost autumn outside, but I still didn’t have a chance to share with you my sea inspired cards. I did a lot of sketches during my vacation at the Caribbean Sea so I decided to make a mini card series and bring you a little bit of sunshine, sea breeze and vacation memories.
Like I said before all the cards from this mini series are inspired by the amazing nature and incredible colors I saw on Turks & Caicos islands as well as by the craftwork made by local people. The adorable fish images I used on all the cards are designed by a very talented Jess Gerstner. They are digital stamps and were printed by me on a copic friendly paper using laser printer.
The first two cards I’m sharing today were based on the same sketch. The idea was to create a clean and simple card with a shaker window as a focal point that would pop up above the card front. And I came out with two possible ways to do it.
For the porthole card I die-cut and glued together a few circles until I archived the desired height. The trick here is to put in place and then tape well together two circle dies so you will finish to have the same identical circles that stack together perfectly. Before gluing the last circle I added a piece of acetate and made some ombré copic coloring on the card front before attaching the shaker part filled with sequins.
The life preserver shaker part was made using a foam tape. First of all I doubled its height and cut the foam into two long but narrow strips. I used only one strip and adhered it all around the back side of the life preserver. I did a copic colored background and added some bubbles with a colorless blender marker.
That’s pretty much all for today! Hope you like the cards and the Fish Friends stamps! If so I have a coupon code for you. You can save 25% with the code GDTFAN at Jess Crafts Digitals.
As always thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!