I’m so excited and happy to bring you my daily post at Craftin Desert Divas blog today! Well, since it’s also day 1 of the CDD new July release, I just couldn’t help myself making another project featuring Mermaid Lagoon and Sunny Smiles stamp sets!!!
My today’s card is a clean and simple one with a pop of bright summer colors matching perfectly new MERMAZING stamps and dies! I created once more a circle focal point on my card like in the sneak peek project, but interpreted it in a different way. Hope this this card will inspire you and give some ideas how you can stretch you supplies!
Like I mentioned before, I used the same supplies on both cards for a totally different look as you can see! This time instead of transforming the circle focal point into a shaker under the sea scene where sequins brought some fun interactive part, I played with different layers and dimension!
I starter with the background elements. I used the same Inside Scalloped Circle Die on the front panel, but did a partial die-cutting instead of cutting out the whole circle. I also hand cut the waves, using as a guide Ocean Border Dies since I liked its shape, but you can definitely go freehand or download some wavy lines from internet to use as a guide for the ocean part.
As for the colors, I used Distress Oxide inks which for a moment I have in a very limited color range. Well, here’re some tips and tricks how you can get more out of a few colors. For the sky portion I blended some yellowy-orange and pinky colors overlapping them and creating new customize shades! The waves were made using ONLY ONE blue color: I blended the ink from the top part using a heavy hand to archive a darker shade; while for the other layer, I went vice versa and applied the ink from the bottom part toward the top with a very light hand for a more soft gradient look. Well, what do you think of that?
For the ocean critters I used Zig Clean Color Real brush markers, made a simple splotchy watercoloring and finally arranged the elements on my card base. A foam tape helped me to give some dimension to my scene and the sentiment from Mermaid Lagoon set was simply stamped on a hand cut fishtail banner.
That all for today! Hope you like summer and planning to make a few summer theme cards or maybe scrapbook layouts! If so, please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration and amazing projects from the Design Team, freebies and awesome giveaways! As always thanks so much for stopping by!
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