Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals Card

Hey! Hey! Happy Friday!!! Remember that amazing mermaid card from Monday…well, I told you the other half of the background would be coming soon. And today is the day with this awesome Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals card.

Here’s how I did it.

  • I glued the Neat and Tangled snake scales backdrop frame to a piece of cardstock and adhered it to a card base.
  • Stamped the fish on cardstock and colored them with copic markers. Then die cut them all and started arranging them on the background.
  • Once I liked their placement I glued them all down, stamped a sentiment and cut it into a strip gluing that down too.
  • For finishing touches, I added Ink Road Stamps gems throughout and then took my wink of stella clear glitter brush and colored in a few random scale openings over the whole background to add some shimmer.

This really was a simple card to create but the color palette is so pretty and fun. The sentiment is great for encouraging anyone going through a tough time.

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

Ink Road Stamps Bun Girl Cards

So, I discovered a new stamp company last week, Ink Road Stamps, and just had to order! Today I’m sharing the first cards I made with one of the stamp sets I purchased, Bun Intended.

For both of these cards I die cut stitched rectangles slightly bigger than the image and sentiment together with Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, then stamped and heat embossed both in black. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush pen to watercolor both panels.

For the card above, I used the A2 size stitched rectangle to cut the yellow striped paper and then a paper trimmer for the blue striped paper. I decided the white cardstock got lost on the blue and needed a small frame so I trimmed a piece of black cardstock for that. I glued craft foam between the black cardstock and blue paper for a little dimension. Otherwise everything else is adhered together with tape runner. Finally, I added some new gems I also got from Ink Road Stamps called Lynnea Rainbow. They are so fun and add just the perfect amount of sparkle to this sassy card!

This second card was not cooperating with me at all but in the end it’s my absolute favorite! I trimmed the mint patterned paper down to 2 inches wide and adhered it to the card front. Then, I layered the red striped paper under the bun girl panel and adhered that to the card front at an angle. I added the washi tape for a faux-taped-to-the-wall look and finished it off with clear and taupe sequins. Seriously, I love this card!

I can’t wait to share these cards and more with some girlfriends who just need a little reminder…we are all badasses! 😉

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