Sunday, January 23, 2022

Stampin' Up! Seas The Day

 Sketch Challenge 

It's a sketch challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches. My first idea when  I saw the sketch was to die cut a rectangle and stamp something on it. But after thinking about it I decided to try something different. It's been a while since I used the block stamping technique but I thought it would work well with this challenge

When you block stamp you use your acrylic stamping block like a stamp and you use markers or an ink pad to lay the color right onto the block. I used my Many Marvelous Markers to create a scene that looks like an ocean floor. I swiped each of the colors on the clear block (C) with the side of the marker's brush tip. Then I blew on it. This is called huffing and it helps to keep the ink wet. I stamped the block directly on the basic white cardstock and held it for a few seconds so the ink would transfer. I used Sahara Sand for the sand and Coastal Cabana and Pool Party for the water. I stamped the air bubbles with Misty Moonlight. After it dried I stamped the other images on top of it.

I used the Stitched with Whimsy dies to create a stitched border on my basic white panel.  I used the Thank You sentiment from the Seascape Stamp Set. I used some dimensionals to adhere my panel to the card base.

If you would like to see what other cardmakers did with this sketch you can see over 50 ideas at Freshly Made Sketches 

Do Something Creative Every Day!
Happy Stampin'

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  1. Sweet ocean scene! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. What a great card! Love the fun underwater theme and the textured look! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!