Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Slimline Jellyfish Card

The summer heat inspired me to create an ocean themed card using Whimsy and Hero Arts products.  I used the elongated hexagonal Whimsy die set to cut both the card base and Whimsy slimline printed paper.  The largest die was positioned to the left of the folded edge of the blue card stock to result in the card blank. The Hero Arts jellyfish Bold Print stamp was used to stamp and heat emboss the jellyfish background.  I used a combination of light blue and sparkle embossing powder.  I liked the sentiment on the other Hero Arts Bold Print stamp and thought that it would help to balance off the long shape of the card.  I stamped it on clear vellum paper and embossed it with Nuvo brass embossing powder.  I cut out a band of the words and applied it to the card front.  I thought it would be easy to read the words but my husband had a difficult time understanding the message.  Maybe in the future I will use the stamped words for a full background or cut out the specific words to form the sentiment.  As a final touch, I used the Hero Arts jellyfish stamp (from the monthly kit) to stamp an image in blue permanent ink. This image was die cut with the matching die and colored in with purple Distress Ink.  To make a more jellyfish-ish look, I applied a little clear sparkle Scribbles paint.  Because I was so excited to try these new products, I forgot that I still have two three-year-old B-day cards to create before the end of the month... so I better get cracking.  Please visit this site again to see the result of my speedy dinosaur tag- card creations.



eunice said...

I really like the clever way you used your dies to create your unique hexagonal slimline card shape. The combination blue and glittery embossing for the background together with the metallic heat embossed sentiment and the shimmer on your jellyfish from the Scribbles paint must be even more beautiful irl!

yyam said...

Wow. So sparkly and pretty! I love the effort you put into your cards to make them special. :)