I knew I wanted to use my jellyfish image from the So Jelly set, so I started off by creating my blue water background. I used several inks and sponges and blended it until it was the color I desired. Seriously, my blue fingers and thumb for a day were totally worth the result!
Now, I actually made a bit of a mistake which turned out to be a neat look since this is a water scene after all. My ink that I had blended wasn't quite dry when I stamped on the bubbles from the same set in Versamark. I applied my white embossing powder and some of the powder around the bubbles actually stuck to the damp ink blended background as you can see. I didn't bother trying to wipe it off because I loved the way that looked! I heat embossed away and as you can see, it looks like some smaller bubbles. I like when a mistake turns out to look intentional! Just a tip...make sure your ink blended background is dry BEFORE you apply your embossing powder. Or, use that look to your advantage like I did.
For my jellyfish, I stamped 3 of them onto my premium white cardstock (all products used listed at the bottom of the blog post) in Tuxedo Black ink and I colored them each a slightly different color using my Spectrum Noir Markers and trimmed them out by hand. I added a light gray outline around them and left just a hair of white around that when trimming them out.
The sentiment is from the Love You A Latte set and I stamped that onto white cardstock I cut using the Stitched Labels Lawn Cuts. I added a simple rhinestone pearl to the dot of the "i".
To make that blue background I worked so hard to blend pop off the card, I decided to use an embossed black panel behind it. The panel looks like bubbles reminiscent of the water bubbles, so I thought it was perfect.
I have a simple white cardstock card base trimmed and scored to 4.25x5.5. I then adhered the embossed blak panel to the card base.
I stuck the jellyfish on with some more foam adhesive, leaving one off the edge of the blended panel. I flicked on some white Mister Huey's Color Mist all over to look like more bubbles under the water. I grabbed some white and turquoise twine and wrapped that around the bottom of the card three times and stuck my sentiment label on top of that off to the left with some foam adhesive. Then I used more foam adhesive to adhere my water background to the black.
And there you have it! A sweet little card filled with adorable little jellyfish! Thanks for checkout my project this month and I'll see you again next month. Happy crafting.
- Lawn Fawn So Jelly
- Lawn Fawn Stitched Labels
- Lawn Fawn Love You A Latte
- Memento: Tuxedo Black, Nautical Blue and Summer Sky
- Radiant Neon Ink: Electric Blue
- Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass
- Versafine: Onyx Black (for sentiment)
- White Embossing Powder
- Cuttlebug Bubbles Embossing Folder
- Mister Huey's Color Mist, Opaque White
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
- Spectrum Noir Markers: FS5, FS8, PP2, PP6, CR3, CR7, CR11, BP5, BP7