Let me tell you a secret: I make cards all the time. You’d think the ones I send the most are for birthdays and special occasions.
Confession time. I always am late to the game when it comes to that. So truly, the cards I send most are cards to friends who I’m just thinking of.
So meet today’s card. This is one I made with a couple friends in mind, that I was just thinking of.
One of things I enjoy most about Technique Tuesday’s Animal House stamps is mixing and matching the different critters together. I’d been anxious to create some kind of scene with their most recent sea creatures so this card was my reason to do it!
And let’s chat for a minute about realism and cards. So there’s probably not a gigantic seahorse (stamped with the Simon & Sandy Seahorse stamps and dies) in the sea, but it’s kind of fun to imagine there is one as almost as big as Olive the Octopus. 😉 Anything can happen in the stamping world! That’s what I’m sayin’.
I wanted to really build on the notion of a hug so I added all the other little critters to scene. (All the other little creatures were stamped and cut with the two stamp sets, by the way.) I also added a few die-cut hearts.
I don’t often use a lot of soft colors when I color in images with markers but I decided to for this card. It was nice change.
Also I added a few “drops of water” to the underwater scene with my old friend, my trusty bottle of Glossy Accents. Always a fun addition.
Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. It’s a real treat when you do.
Technique Tuesday products in this post:
- Simon & Sandy Seahorse stamp set
- Simon & Sandy Seahorse dies
- Simon & Sandy Seahorse stamps and dies (cheaper when purchased together)
- Olive the Octopus stamp set
- Olive the Octopus dies
- Animal House collection of stamps and matching crafting dies
- Nested Hearts crafting dies
Ps. I’m totally sending a shout-out to my friend, Dana Joy! She created an awesome card with the Olive the Octopus stamp set and Technique Tuesday’s Waves on the Border dies. She’s got a video on her blog, showing how she made the wavy scene. You should check it out.