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Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves with Jean Manis

Hello crafty friends! I’m Jean, a papercrafter blogging at Right as Rain. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and I’m a big fan of anything ocean-themed! I’m fascinated by all of the different takes on the ocean theme in papercrafting. I’m sharing three ocean-themed projects, along with instructions, crafted with the Hello Summer – Splash Zone Collection products. Let’s take a look.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

Make Waves Card

My first card, showcasing the Sparkle Mermaid Tail Die Set, incorporates mixed media techniques.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

  • To begin, I heat-embossed the Make Waves Stamp Set sentiment with gold powder on a Whip Cream cardstock A-2 card base.
  • For the mermaid tail, I used both the detailed and outlines dies of the Sparkle Mermaid Tail set to cut Brush Gold cardstock. I cut the tail again from gold cardstock with the outline die, which I adhered to the detailed piece, leaving the scale pieces intact.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

  • I adhered the waves to the card front and trimmed as necessary. The tops of the waves were left unadhered.
  • I added adhesive to the assembled gold tail and tucked it into the waves.
  • For a finishing touch, I adhered Splash Zone Sequins to the card front.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Versamark ink

You Are Jawesome Card

On my second project, I’ve used the playful Shark Attack Stamp Set with the Splash Zone Stencil. Again, I’ve incorporated mixed-media techniques for interest and texture.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

  • I dry-embossed a Whip Cream cardstock rectangle, cut with a die in the A-2 Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies, (rectangle measures 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″), with the Bright Days embossing folder twice. Both times, I placed the sun “center” in the corners where I would be die-cutting a circle window. While the effect is subtle, it adds texture to the project.
  • I cut the circle windows with a Nestabilities Standard Circles Large die, measuring 1 7/8″ in diameter. The center of the die was placed over the center of the sun for easy alignment.
  • For the wave background behind the shark images, I applied Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Mermaid Lagoon. I then applied modeling paste through the Splash Zone Stencil.
  • Once dry, I trimmed the stenciled piece to fit behind the frame piece and attached the frame to the waves with foam adhesive.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

  • To finish, I added the frame piece to the card base, adhered the sentiment to the center, and popped up the colored shark images with foam adhesive.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Versamark ink; Copic markers; Colored pencils; Copic-friendly black ink; Distress Oxide inks – Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch; Foam adhesive

Ahoy Card

For my final project, I combined the Sparkle Mermaid Tail Die Set with the Splash Zone Stencil on a card measuring 5 ½” square.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

  • To begin, I colored Whip Cream cardstock with Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, and Tumbled Glass. I cut the Sparkle Mermaid Tail twice from the ink-colored cardstock with the detailed and outline dies.
  • I cut two tails with the outline die from Brush Gold cardstock.
  • I sprayed the backs of the ink-colored detailed pieces with adhesive and added the gold pieces to the back.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

  • For the background, I applied Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, and Tumbled Glass through the Splash Zone Stencil on Whip Cream cardstock.
  • I trimmed the stenciled piece to 5 ½” square.
  • I created a card base to which I added the stenciled panel.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Distress Oxide inks – Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass; Spray adhesive; Dot-roller adhesive

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope I’ve inspired you to craft an ocean-themed project using these fun new supplies!

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