Tabbatha here! I’m poppin’ in today to share a fun, summery card with ya’ll. I’ve been getting really creative with my cards since I’ve been back and this one is no exception!
The image I played around with is Mr. Octopus Clear Stamp. I colored him up in Zig Clean Clear Real Brush markers with some water and Wink of Stella. I included some Glossy Accents on the eye piece – I love doing that!
The layout is a fun one that I came up with on the spot! 😀 I used the gorgeous Sunshine Sorbet papers from the Odds & Ends Section to create a wave-like scene. The pad has some amazing wood grain textures and as I was staring at my favorite – the blue one, I realized that if I just cut along the grain, I could create waves. So that is exactly what I did! I cut out two layers of waves and used foam tape to pop it up and create dimension.
You can see it a bit easier on the yellow wood grain (which I plan to use as a later date!), where I first used a pen to mark out which line I was going to follow. Since I knew I would be layering the wood grain, I used the same paper and cut multiple strips. The trick to this layout is to follow the grain to get that natural wave-like feel, but don’t feel you can’t go “off-track”, sometimes you just have to!
I proceeded to die cut clouds also using the Sunshine Sorbet papers in yellow. The sentiment comes from the Mr Octopus set, which I stamped in Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink in Slate, with a Broken China Distress Ink anchor on top. Layering sentiments is a fun way to add some interest, however it is important to use two different types of ink as each has their own weight. I needed the anchor to be “lighter” than the sentiment, so I used Distress Ink, which gives a watercolor semi-translucent look. I’m seriously digging how it looks!
Well that is it from me for now. I hope you found this tutorial interesting, if so take a look at our other ODD Tutorials to find some more inspiration! I’m on a roll with using my crafty stash and coming up with new things, but I’m always on the lookout for more! Comment below or in the Facebook Group with your suggestions on something new I can do with patterned papers.
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|Mr. Octopus Clear Stamp||Sunshine Sorbet Paper Pad|