Newton’s Nook – You Octopi My Heart

Hello everyone! I’m up on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing this fun watercolor-type ocean card featuring the recently released Tides of Love stamps and dies. I love making scene cards and I really love making ocean cards so this was a blast for me!

I decided to play with some techniques I don’t do often – ink smooshing for the background panel and watercolor with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for all my critters. I think this background is so fun and the different textures are awesome! I love the scalloped border the Frames and Flags dies give too.

I heat embossed my critters with black before coloring them in and die cutting them. Then I popped them up with foam squares. I used the Land Borders die set to make some sand and splattered it with distress ink and pearl watercolor.

I stamped my sentiment in a blue ink on the thought bubble from the Speech Bubbles die set and popped it in place too. The finishing touches on this card were just the candy hearts as bubbles above all the fish and one in the thought bubble because it just fit too perfectly!

Last, I popped the watercolor panel on a teal panel with foam tape and then adhered the whole thing to a dark blue card base. I just love the texture of the background and the shine from the heat embossing.

It’s going to be such a fun card to mail to someone special! ❤

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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