Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. I hope everyone is staying safe during this unprecedented times. Once in a while we need to take our mind off of what is happening in the world and find a positive outlet. My outlet is card making. I put the music on and start to create. Today’s card is inspired with the last happy time I had just before we were on lockdown. The ocean. Below you will find the steps to create your own Oceans of Joy Frame Card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a vertical side fold (A2).
Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edeges (clouds die) using scrap Cardstock to use as a stencil. Place on top of White Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” and apply ink to the edges to create clouds. Repeat this step several times filling the Cardstock until half way. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 3 – Diecut Diving Accessories (fish) in Green Cardstock and Blue Cardstock. Optional use an Alcohol Marker to create some shading.
Step 4 – Diecut Ocean Edges in various Blue Cardstock. Adhere each layer and fish using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 5 – If you have the Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Ovals die then diecut it using White Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. If you don’t have it placed Fitted Ovals using White Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. This will create a frame. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.
Step 6 – Stamp Splish Splash Sentiment on the last wave from the bottom using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Step 7 – For added interest and sparkle adhere some Clear Jewels to create bubbles.
This card can used be used many occasions by changing the sentiments and/or colours. It can definitely be used for front liners during this crisis. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Sea You Soon Card.
I’m been loving creating with the new dies from Joset Designs newest release. For today’s project, I’ve create this card, which uses a variety of the new Joset Designs dies as well as some from the previous release. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.
Step One. Choose a piece of beach themed patterned paper. Die cut a 5 1/4″ Stitched Rounded Square out of the paper. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Die cut a 4 3/4″ Stitched Rounded Square out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Three. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the fishtail down to 2 1/4″. Apply Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink to the Sea You Soon sentiment from the Splish Splash Sentiment and stamp onto the fishtail. Ink the edges of the banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
The next seven steps all use the Lighthouse die.
Step Four. Die cut the Lighthouse twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Set one full lighthouse to the side.
Step Five. Die cut the bottom and middle die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the second lighthouse, cut the top portion off, just below the windows.
Step Six. Die cut the top and bottom portion of the lighthouse out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the second lighthouse, cut the strip between the window and middle out as well as the strip in between the middle and the bottom. Recycle the middle and bottom portions of the lighthouse. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of the top, bottom and two strips.
Step Seven. Die cut the large windows from the lighthouse die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the entire surface of the windows.
Step Nine. Die cut the small windows, door opening and decorative strip out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink over the entire surface of the small windows, door opening and decorative strip.
Step Ten. Die cut the sand out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, lightly blend Tea Dye Distress Ink over the entire surface of the sand.
Step Eleven. Die cut the seagulls out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over the entire surface of the seagulls.
Step Twelve. From the Seashell Dies, choose three. Die cut the three shells out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, lightly blend Tea Dye Distress Ink over the entire surface of one of the shells. Using a blending tool with foam, lightly blend Rusty Hinge Distress Ink over the entire surface of the second shell. Using a blending tool with foam, lightly blend Spun Sugar Distress Ink over the entire surface of the third shell.
Step Thirteen. From the Diving Accessories die, you’ll need the starfish. Die cut the starfish out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Dried Marigold Distress Ink over the entire surface of the starfish.
Step Fourteen. Adhere your lighthouse together using the full lighthouse from step four.
Step Fifteen. Adhere the 4 3/4″ square to the 5 1/4″ square.
Step Sixteen. Foam square the sand to bottom left side of the 4 3/4″ square. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the lighthouse slightly overtop of the sand.
Step Seventeen. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the starfish and three seashells as desired to the right of the lighthouse.
Step Eighteen. Foam square the sentiment fishtail 2″ from the top and all the way to the right hand side of the 4 3/4″ square. Adhere the two seagulls as desired around the top of the lighthouse.
Step Nineteen. Cut a card base out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 5 1/4″. Adhere the card front to the card base.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Sea You Soon Card.
Hello Friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I’m excited to be sharing some awesome upcoming dies and stamps from Joset Designs.
I’m thinking ahead to spring and summer and these adorable ocean themed dies and stamps are just perfect. This entire line will be available on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website very soon so keep an eye out for them! Meanwhile, here’s a little sneak peek for you.
This little Mermaid just couldn’t be any cuter and she goes together easily -so let’s get started.
I began by making my ocean background. I used Yupo and alcohol ink but you can use any paper for this. I cut a piece of Yupo Paper, which is really plastic paper, 5.25″ X 4″. I applied the alcohol ink solution over the top of the paper, spread it as evenly as possible and then dropped two colors of blue alcohol ink into it. Using a fan brush – I swiped through the ink with a horizonal motion to make it look like an ocean current. Alcohol inks dry very quickly so you need to start brushing right away.
The finished card size is 5.5″ X 4.25″ so I started with a Soft Finish Cardstock base that is 5.5″ X 11″, then scored and folded in half. On the front section I placed ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive around the edges as shown above.
After removing the adhesive liner – Silk Microfine Glitter was sprinkled on.
After brushing off the excess glitter, I burnished the glitter with my finger, trapping it in the adhesive. This will make a glittery boarder for my ocean panel.
I really like this color combo and the glittered boarder adds to that ocean feel.
After setting my front panel aside, I cut out the cute little mermaid, some sand (using real sand paper that I barrowed from the garage) using the new Ocean Edges. The hair was cut using White Soft Finish cardstock and then I used some distress ink to color it. I used Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey.
For some parts of this adorable Mermaid – I cut the pieces using Double Sided Adhesive that was added to the cardstock and then die cut as shown below. I thought it would be fun to add more glitter.
As you can see from the photo above, it is easy to add the facial features on the Mermaid because the die makes an impression that shows you where they go. Easy Peasy. The die set also has pieces that cut out the eyes and lips for you.
Ok, fins have been glittered, lips, hair and eyes have been added – let’s put her together. By the way, you can also make a boy mermaid as the die set contains two different pieces for the hair.
Here the sand has been added along with some coral from the Seaweed set and some Starfish from the Diving Accesories set. Some little bubbles have also shown up and they were made using the ECD Transparent Craft Drops. See below for how I made these ahead of time and simply added them.
Because sometimes I’m not patient or careful with drops, I like to make mine ahead of time. I do this by dropping Craft Drops on a piece of liner that I have saved from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Once they are dry I simply roll up the liner and save them until I need them and then lift them off the liner and glue them on the project. This saves time and frustration.
Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes from Joset’s new set was stamped on a vellum banner and added to the top of the card with more bubbles. This card was finished off with more coral and a seashell.
Thanks for joining me today, I have enjoyed sharing my card with you.