For today’s project, I decided to use the Sea-Lestial stamp set by Maymay Made It. Yes, you must have guessed by now, it is one of my favourite stamps.
I decided to emboss and colour the starfish images, and for this, I prepped a sheet of Canson Watercolour pad by rubbing the Embossing Magic Pad on it to remove static. Then, I stamped the images a few times, sprinkled some Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter, dusted off the excess and then heat set it. I just love this embossing powder! The way it glitters looks so magical. Once I was done with the embossing, I fussy cut the images using Cutter Bee scissors and coloured them using Zig clean color real brush markers.
For the background, I used Canson XL Mix Media paper and cut it using the largest die from the Hero Arts Infinity Rectangle dies. Then, I coloured it with Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks using the Round sponge Ink Blending Tool. Once the ink was dry, I rubbed the Embossing Magic Pad on it to remove static and then stamped the sentiment on it using VersaMark ink. I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform for this process. I then stamped the bubbles from the same stamp set and heat embossed both the sentiment and the bubbles. As a final step, I rubbed Distress Micro Glaze on the background as this glaze not only makes the colours pop but also acts as a sealant.
I wanted to add a little more glitter to my card and I decided to have a golden strip on one side. For this, I cut a strip of paper to 1/2” * 51/2” using the Tim Holtz Trimmer and then embossed it using Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter.
Finally, I assembled the card. I stuck the strip and the starfish images on the background and then stuck the cardstock to the card base.
Infinity Rectangle dies by Hero Arts
Sixxiz Big Shot
Canson XL Mix Media paper
Canson Watercolour pad
Zig clean color real brush markers
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform by Tonic Studios
Embossing Magic Pad by Inkadinkado
VersaMark Embossing ink
Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter by Wow Embossing
Heat embossing tool
Distress inks - Tumbled Glass
and Chipped Sapphire
Round sponge Ink Blending Tool by Inkssentials
Tim Holtz 8.5” Trimmer by Tonic Studios
Cutter Bee scissors by EK Success
Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Neenah Solar White card stock
Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze by Ranger