Atlantic Hearts Sketch #462

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #462

Hello all! The Atlantic Hearts Challenge blog's challenge #462 is a fun one and we hope you join us this week. My anniversary is coming up this month (18 years!) and so decided to make a fun card for my husband. Sorry that I only have one card to share today, but I am still trying to dig myself out of getting behind on my design team work after having Covid...


Supplies used: 

This card started with the two cute manatees. I stamped them with Lawn Fawn's Manatee-rific stamp set and Twilight VersaFine Claire ink. They were then heat embossed with Powder: Ranger's clear embossing powder. After die cutting them with the Manatee-rific die set, I colored them with a few different gray Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I repeated the process with the two shells--stamping, heat embossing, die cutting and then coloring them with red and olive markers. I then used each of the manatee die cuts to cut two additional pieces of scrap cardstock for each die. I matched up the die cut scrap cardstock layers with their corresponding stamped and colored top layers and glued the three layers together for each manatee to add some dimension for each and set them aside to dry. Later, I guled the shells to the two manatees and set them glued to dry again.

Next, I turned to the background. To be honest, I played with a few different pieces of background patterned paper before remembering that I had a little bit of the patterned paper that I finally used--this part of the paper features a coral reef and some flowers as a part of a bigger piece of mermaid patterned paper. I felt that this would be perfect for the manatees and so die cut it with Pinkfresh Studio's Essential Blanket Stitched Minislimline rectangle die. I ran two pieces of washi tape across the width of the card panel (one a pattered white, gold and pastel piece and another a shiny/metallic blue piece). I then used Reverse Confetti Double Banner Garland die set to cut two piece of patterned paper in my stash and glued them on the top of the card panel to mimic the sketch. 

The sentiment came next. I stamped the sentiment on a  piece of white cardstock with more Twilight VersaFine Claire ink and then used the larger stitched flag die from Gina K Design's Master Layout 2 die set to die cut the sentiment. Afterwards, I decided to add the two shell stamps that I gave to the manatees to add a little more fun to the sentiment. The sentiment strip was attached to the card panel with Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I  decided to add a little more inside the card, and so opened the minislimline card base that I was going to use for this card, and stamped two additional sentiments from the same Lawn Fawn set onto the center of the card base with more of the same Twilight ink and then used a very old splatter stamp in my stash to the inside to make it look a little like bubbles with Catherine Pooler's Cummerbund ink. After I had done this, I decided to go back and add some splatters over the sentiment on the front of the card, so after stamping once, I second generation stamped (stamping a paper again without adding more ink so that it is lighter) onto the sentiment on the front of the card. I repeated the process a few more times, and also added some second generation stamp layers on the inside of the card as well. 

To assemble the card, I glued the two manatees on the lower left side of the card, tucked a few leftover hearts from a previous project in sparkly white cardstock and gold foil cardstock between the manatees and the sentiment, and added a few sequins from Simon Says Stamp's Party sequin mix onto the card. I then added more sparkle by and splattering some of my Gansai Tambi's Starry Colors watercolor set across the panel as well as painting more gold watercolor around the edges of the panel. To finish the card, I attached the panel to the card base with more Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

We hope you are able to join us over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to play along with us this week. Thanks for reading!


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