Art Journal Collection


March 23, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this underwater puzzle card.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut the Puzzle Heart Background from smooth white cardstock
  • stamp the turtle and some bubbles from the Water Creatures set with alcohol-marker-friendly black ink

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the images and the background with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Black Soot

Step 3: Die Cutting

  • die cut the Puzzle Heart
  • die cut the word OCEAN using the letters from the Butterfly Pocket Insert die set

Step 4: Creating the Background

  • ink up a rectangular piece of smooth white cardstock with Blending Brushes and Distress Oxide Ink (Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo)
  • add some splatters with watered-down Perfect Pearls (Cappuccino, Heirloom Gold)

Step 5: Assemble the Card

  • adhere the background panel to a creme cardbase
  • puzzle the piece into the frame
  • add the letters as a sentiment

I hope you got inspired.



Puzzle Heart
Butterfly Pocket Insert
Water Creatures

black ink
Spectrum Noir Triblend Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
Distress Ink Black Soot
Distress Oxide Ink (Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo)
Perfect Pearls (Heirloom Gold, Cappuccino)
Blending Brushes

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