Poppystamps: Best Fishes

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Morning, y'all!  Just popping in, on this beautiful, summer morning, to share a playful, under-the-sea, watercolor card that's up on the Poppystamps blog today.  It was inspired by the new I'm a Narwhal stamp set and coordinating dies from our May 2017 Release.  Enjoy!
I started this card by adding blue and green watercolor puddles to a watercolor paper, card base and splattering it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once it was dry, I stamped, from top to bottom, a gradient of Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, and Not Quite Navy waves across the background.
I then watercolored a blue gradient onto a watercolor paper, Festival Tag die cut; stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with bubbles which would later be filled in with Glossy Accents for texture and shine; and popped it up, with foam tape, in the center of the card face.  A few, Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paint splatters set the stage for those darling narwhals, which were die-cut from watercolor paper; watercolored; and popped up, in their respective positions, with foam tape.

The "best fishes" sentiment was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a hand-cut, vellum banner and tucked behind the lower narwhal.
Finally, I added a little die-cut, Brilliant Blue cardstock ring to the top center of the tag and laced it with white string, tied in a bow, to complete the look.
Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit!  Have a wonderful rest of your week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: I'm a Narwhal (Poppystamps) Paper: vellum (Paper Studio); Brilliant Blue (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch) Ink: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, & Not Quite Navy (SU!); Jet Black (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white string (Hobby Lobby); Glossy Accents (Ranger); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Big Shot (Sizzix); Festival Tags & I'm a Narwhal craft dies (Poppystamps)

9 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is adorable! I loveeeeeeeeeee it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Awww...what a darling card with the smiley sea critters, Jinny! Fab job with the water coloring! Such a cute card!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is such a fabulous card! LOVE!

Lisa Elton said...

Saw this sweet card on the Poppy Stamps blog Jinny. VERY CUTE!!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is stunning!! Gorgeous colours Jinny!

Lynn said...

Love the background you created Jinny. this is absolutely adorable!

~Tammy~ said...

This is darling! Made me smile!

Miriam Prantner said...

These narwhals are the cutest! I love the watery background too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Jinny. Those narwhals are so sweet! Love the water color background!