Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Whale of a Time

Hi friend,

Welcome to the Ink, Stamp, Share Blog Hop for September. We’ve got a Colour Combination challenge from which we had to use at least 3 of the following 5 colours.

As soon as I saw this colour combination, I knew it would make a perfect ‘under the sea’ image. I used the beautiful Seabed Embossing Folder to create a beautiful background for my card.

I sponged Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape and Pretty Peacock over the embossing which created this pretty shaded background.

The waves were cut out from a sheet of DSP and and I added a turtle coloured with Stampin’ Blends on top to complete the card.

I give my team fortnightly Creative Challenges and I gave them a photo inspiration which I just had to share with you. This was picked prior to me sitting down to working on this blog hop. Can you see how similar these colours are to our blog hop colour challenge? I think I’ve just created my card for our team challenge!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. You are visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Melbourne, Australia. I hope you have been inspired by my project and maybe you’ll give this colour combination a try. Click on the ‘Next’ button to go to Alison Carter’s blog and make sure you follow the hop through to be inspired by lots of beautiful projects.

Jo Blackman

Kirsty Pattrick

Sue McDonald

Tricia Butts

Sue Allen

Karen Egan

Lisa Kmiec

Rochelle Laird-Smithyou are here

Alison Carter

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Annette Elias

Jill Chapman

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Gez Carpenter

Susan Simpson

Libby Fens

Tracie St-Louis

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#gdp251 Aquatic Theme Turtle Card

With a theme of Aquatic in the Global Design Project challenge, I could have chosen a number of the Stampin’ Up! water themed stamp sets. With yachts, boats, coral, sea creatures and more – there was so much to choose from. I finally decided on the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper. 

I already had a beautiful piece of coloured cardstock which I had created using the Forever Gold Lasercut Paper. To create this, I used the white side of the lasercut paper which I coloured in Pretty Peacock using a sponge dauber. I placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock under this ‘stencil’ to create another panel. This is what I used on this card on top of my embossed layer. 

#gdp251, Turtle card, Aquatic theme

I tore a piece of Fluid 100 Water colour paper and added a water colour wash on it using Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green and Pretty Peacock. Then I ran this through the Tasteful Textiles Embossing folder. For some added texture, I roughly added Versamark ink direct from the ink pad to sections of the paper. Then I heat embossed it in gold. This gives it a bit of an under-the-sea-buried-treasure look.

The coral was stamped on one of the sheets of DSP and fussy cut. I love how these colours all came together to form the look of the depths of the ocean. The cute turtle has been fussy cut from DSP. 

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