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.
Make Waves Card
My first card, showcasing the Sparkle Mermaid Tail Die Set, incorporates mixed media techniques.
- 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.
- To create the waves, I rolled Cool Pool paint on to the Gel Press with a brayer. I placed the Splash Zone Stencil down and applied Blue Lagoon paint through the stencil. I then pulled the stencil off and placed Whip Cream cardstock on to the Gel Press to pick up the paint. I repeated this process again for a second piece of stenciled cardstock.
- Once the cardstock pieces were dry, I cut them three times with the Sparkle Mermaid Tail outline die for the wave pieces.
- 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.
You Are Jawesome Card
- To begin, I stamped two shark images on to Whip Cream cardstock with Copic-friendly black ink. I colored the images with Copic markers and colored pencils and then I fussy cut them. (There is a coordinating die set for this stamp set as well.)
- I created a card base from Pool Play cardstock.
- I white heat-embossed the sentiment on Black Licorice cardstock and cut it with a die in the A-2 Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies set.
- 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.
- 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.
Versamark ink; Copic markers; Colored pencils; Copic-friendly black ink; Distress Oxide inks – Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch; Foam adhesive
- 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.
- 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.
- I added the sentiment, using the Luminous Alphabet Chipboard Stickers, to the center of the stenciled panel and adhered the mermaid tails.
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!