Monday, 2 August 2010

More from the Sea

My last posts have featured some of the lovely Elusive Images Sea themed plates, and this one does too, but after making that very grungy card I felt the the need to make something cleaner and fresher.  This card also formed part of my application for a place on the Design Team. 

While I had been toying with watery themes it had occured to me that I have the Cuttlebug "Tiny Bubbles" emobssing folder and that if I coloured some silver foil card with Alcohol inks I could make a lovely bubbly background for something. I used Stream, Stonewashed and Lettiuce alcohol inks to colour the silver card, cut a shape using a nestabilites die and cut a frame with the same dies from plain silver card.  The background shape was then embossed through the Cuttlebug folder to create the bubble texture.   I stamped and heat embossed the little seahorse from the Elusive Images Underwater themplate onto an assortment of card using different embossing powders and cut them all out to find the one I liked best against my background.. My final choice was white EP on white card.  With all my bits made I assembled the frame and background and stuck the little cut out seahorse into place. 

Next I needed something to mount this onto, so I made a background blending Broken China, Stormy Sky and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks onto some card.  Once the inks were dry I stamped one of the seashell images from the same Underwater themeplate and embossed with white EP.  I mounted this onto white card stock, added a band of silver card across the centre with some white spotted organza ribbon then finally stuck the framed seahorse over this.


  1. This is just lovely Phree. I love that bubble background and the little seahorse is so cute. Another beautiful card and, as you say, nice and clean and fresh looking.

    Lesley Xx

  2. themessycraftroom2 August 2010 at 20:17

    Lovely fresh card the bubble background works so well with the seahorse.Love the colours. x Hugs ChrisB

  3. Hi, what great use of this stamp set - there are certainly lots of beautiful things you can achieve with EI stamps. Well done on making the DT - I'm looking forward to working with you. ikki

  4. The colours are lovely on this one Phree. The bubbles background is great for that little seahorse, and the white embossing just pops on the background. Loved your cartwheeling comment on my blog by the way! Judith xx

  5. Beautiful colours, great card!!

  6. WOW! You did a fantastic job on this card! Love the effects you created!

  7. I love the background on this it really brings the sea to mind. Clever use of the bubbles embossing folder too.

    Lin xx