Saturday, August 7, 2021

Sea You Soon

Hello Blogger friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today. 

We were out and about early today. My grandson came over for a visit and then we went out to a new restaurant in the Pittsburgh area. It's called Mission BBQ. It's a restaurant that started in Memphis and then started expanding. I love their mission statement - "we strive every day to remind everyone what makes Our Country great—its heroes". They are patriotic for our country. And their food is really good. 

We had a long family time visit together and we all enjoyed it. Now onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog

Today for your viewing pleasure I am featuring the new Under the Sea stamp set and Coordinating die set. The Scrapping Cottage has expanded it's brand to include Lil' Bluebird Designs which will feature stamps and die sets.  I created a card for my precious granddaughter to let her know I will be seeing her soon. Yes, we are planning a trip to California later this month to visit her.

So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:
I started by stamping the images using tuxedo black ink by Memento and then coloring the images with various alcohol markers. I selected several of the undersea images to create my little underwater scene.
The photos below show the alcohol markers I used for coloring.

Next, I ink blended the undersea background. I used a combo of distress inks, sponge daubers and smooth Bristol cardstock. I think this cardstock blends ink very nicely. Image panel is 4 1/4" x 5".
My sentiment was stamped in an espresso ink. It's a dark brown shade.
I am now ready to start my card assembly. I attached the images with dimensional adhesive. Before I secured the diver and the fish I stamped the water bubbles. I used Versamark ink and embossed with a white embossing powder. After I thought about it I wasn't sure if I should have possibly used a clear embossing powder.
To finish off my card I attached the image panel to a white card base. Card base is 4 1/4" x 5". 
And That's it for me for this post. So until next time........God bless.

Stamps & Dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Love to Craft has an anything goes challenge. 
2Creative Knockouts has an anything goes challenge. 
3.  Cute Card Thursday has an anything goes challenge. 
4Crafty Creations has an anything goes. 
5.  Sisterhood of Crafters has an Ocean challenge. 


  1. Adorable; love the images and background. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  2. How cute Mary! Love the under the sea scene you've created with such fantastic images!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts! I hope you join us again this week:-)

  3. A fun card and nicely inked background! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing project with us over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2



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