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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time To Relax

Hi all,

I hope your weekend is going well. So far, so good for me. I had the usual Saturday chores this morning. I planned an afternoon of stamping and baseball on TV, which has worked out well.

I am so thankful for the many stamping "rock-stars" that are generous in sharing techniques on their blogs for us all to learn from. One of those generous stampers is Sandy Allnock. Before I got out my supplies this afternoon, I was flipping though some blogs that I have bookmarked and came across this post of Sandy's. I watched her video, and a couple others where she uses the same background coloring technique, and decided to give it a try. It was super fun and I think looks pretty cool.

My card design is inspired by this week's Freshly Made Sketch by Narelle. I decided to do a flat card instead of using dies while using this background technique. It's day 16 for Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge and since this card is ALL coloring, I'm posting there too.

For the water background, I used B41, B21 and B000. After the final blending using B000, I used the colorless blender marker to make the bubbles as in Sandy's video. I also used the white Sharpie marker to outline some of the "bubbles".  I colored the seals using N markers on the top seal and W markers on the bottom seal. To help bring out the shell pink shade I used on the seashell, I matted the panel with SU Powder Pink card stock. The card base is SU Coastal Cabana card stock. All of the stamps are from sets from the June 2018 My Monthly Hero collection, including the images used on the inside of the card, where I used the same background technique again.

Thanks to Sandy for sharing with us how to make this fun and easy background.

Have a great Saturday evening and rest of the weekend and thanks for looking in.

Stamps: Seal of Approval set, Seas the Day Seagulls set, and Beach Messages set all by Hero Arts
Paper: X-Press It Blending, SU Powder Pink and SU Coastal Cabana card stocks
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Sharpie white marker, and Copics
Other: Mini Misti stamping tool, SU blue sequins, Wink of Stella


  1. Oh these are such fabulous cards! I LOVE your take on this weeks sketch - so creative and perfect use of those sweet little seals! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  2. What a fun card! Those seals really seem to be swimming around in your deep blue sea! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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