Thursday, 20 October 2016

Under The Sea

There are some marvellous stamps from Leonie's collection, If you missed any of the shows they will be available on 'Rewind' via the Hochanda Website. For this card I have used stamps from the 'Deep Blue' Set of stamps. It has a wonderful Sea Horse, I used to keep Seahorses before I moved to Bulgaria, they really are amazing creatures, I could watch them for hours, it's so relaxing. There are many more brilliant under the sea themed stamps in the set as well enabling you to build some beautiful scenes.

For this shaped card, I started with a 6' square card base made with Sheena Stamping card.. I positioned 'Magic' using Stick n Spray before stamping a line of lovely zentangled scallop seashells, to overlap them I used a mask made from copier paper.

Next I created the under the sea scene and masked with Pebeo Drawing Gum.

To colour the water, I used 3 colours of Distress ink, applied with a sponge, allowing each colour to dry before applying the next. I used Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Mowed Lawn. Once this was dry I cut around the scalloped edge to get the shaped card I was after.

I was going to be adding acetate to the back of the front panel so to hide the adhesive, I took a piece of green pearl card and drew the outline. I then cut out and embossed using Leonie's 'Bubble Explosion' folder.

On the inside of the card I stamped the seahorses, bubbles and fish, then masked to allow me to colour the background.

For the inside colour I used the same colours and technique as for the outside. When dry I removed the drawing gum.

Finally I coloured my project with a selection of alcohol markers. Then I added the acetate which I had cut to size and added the card backing to cover the adhesive.

I really hope you like this card and the step by step I have shared with you today. Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you will visit again very soon. Take care and Happy


  1. Love this card,the colours and dimension on it are amazing.
    Thank you for sharing. Nicola x

  2. Brilliant card Nick. Thanks for the tutorial.