Happy Friday! Today I have the tutorial for a card I shared on Tuesday, featuring Gina's new Birthday Greetings stamp set, along with images from Under The Sea. Also featured are some gorgeous pearl embellishments from Zva Creative! I was so lucky to recently receive a wonderful package of Zva goodies in the mail and I've been having so much fun playing with it all.
On the inside of the card, I stamped a verse, from Birthday Greetings, and then stamped one of the fish, from Under The Sea, using Memento Bahama Blue ink.
To begin my card, I stamped the two smaller versions of the clownfish and butterflyfish, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To color the first fish, I began by filling in with Y17.
Then, for the stripes, I used N5.
And added N7.
For the clownfish, I began with C5 on the stripes.
Then added N7 to shade.
And added 100(black) to shade even more.
For the opposite stripes, I filled in with B00.
Then shaded with C3.
After coloring, I cut out both images with my Cutterbee scissors.
For the background, I used Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Classic Circles to cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock, then sponged with Memento Bahama Blue ink.
Then stamped the seaweed with Memento Bamboo Leaves.
Instead of sponging the sea floor this time I used Copics to color it. I colored in an area with E31, then added some shading with E33.
I thought the Zva pearl swirls would make the perfect embellishment to mimic air bubbles for the fish, so I took a package and cut it into sections on the transparent sheet. Then when I was assembling my card, I could move the pearls around to see where I wanted them, before peeling them off the transparent sheet.
Here you can see the finished card. I stamped the birthday greeting on another circle and sponged with Memento Bahama Blue also. I adhered that to a piece of Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea, which I had scored with my Score-Budddy. The large circle was adhered with Pop Dots, then I added the pearls. I also cut some individual pearls to place immediately above each of the fish. I layered with a piece of Pure Luxury White and used Ocean Mist for the card base. Finished size 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inches.
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Thank you so much for taking some time to spend with me. I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend!