Monday, June 25, 2012

Under the Sea

Just a reminder that the Stampendous Monthly Challenge is summer and is still open this week to play along.

This card started from gauze that I had pulled  for another project.  I never got around to using it for the other project but decided  I would distress it with some brown dye ink. The brown dye ink was smeared onto my craft mat and spritzed with water until a nice puddle of brown ink was there.  The gauze was thrown into the puddle and smooshed around until it was a lovely shade of brown. After that I decided it looked like something you would see on the bottom of the ocean floor and that inspired my card.

I set it aside to dry.  I then took some little shells and covered them in versamark and used my craft tweezers with the rubber handle to dip the shells in Stampendous Aged Bronze Embossing Enamel and heat embossed them.  While they were still warm I quickly dipped them into the Gold Glass Glitter

Next up was to stamp the beautiful Stampendous Mermaid and color her.  I added some Mica Flakes to the bottom of the scales and colored them with copics to give a greenish copper color.

The background was stamped in brown using the Stampendous Calligraphy Sampler on white cardstock. The surface and edges were distressed with brown dye ink.

The gauze was attached to the background with white kraft glue and while it was wet the crushed glass glitter and mica flakes were sprinkled over the surface.

The main image was mounted onto ivory cardstock sponged with brown dye ink.

The Stampendous DT is joining up with the Clearscraps team all this week and sharing awesome artwork. Go here to find out how you can win prizes from Stampendous, Tsukineko, and Clearscraps!

Have a lovely day!



  1. This is gorgeous! I love love love.

  2. Beautifully effective Suzz and what a gorgeous stamp.

  3. Fantastic background Suzz, just fabulous. Love the image too, and gorgeous colouring, love this card...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Gorgeous card Suzanne, love the distressed nautical look ;))

  5. Oh my, what a work of art you've created! Absolutely stunning!

  6. A totally delightful card Suzz. It is full of texture

  7. WOW!! This looks awesome.. I just love all the different styles of card you can make.. So creative..


  8. Stunning! Love the background you created for the beautiful mermaid!

  9. Read your post over twice reading about the cool technique with the shells! Love it!


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