Hi there and welcome! Today I’ve used the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope along with the Mermaid Wishes stamp & die, the Catching Some Rays stencil set, the Ocean Reef Builder stamp & die, the Turtley Awesome stamp & die and the window die from the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows die set. To make the card:
- I first die cut a scalloped panel from the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope and saw that I could cut 2 windows into the panel using partial die cutting and the windows die from the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows die set. Partial die cutting is when you only cut part of the panel and protect the other part from being cut. I did the same with to make an elongated bookmark, I took the bookmark die from the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope and cut in one direction, turned the paper 180 degrees and then cut from the other direction after measuring how long I wanted the bookmark to be.
- After I had laid out how I thought the card would look, I took the scalloped panel cut with 2 windows and the bookmark and ink blended Distress Ink scattered straw with my Blending Buddy on the top portion over the Catching Some Rays stencil set and then lightly all over the top- so it looks like I used 2 colors, but it is actually all scattered straw! It is just heavier where I used the stencil. I ink blended distress ink salty ocean and tumbled glass to create the water underneath. I then protected the sun rays on top and spritzed Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust, plain water and Liquid Stardust mixed with salty ocean all over the ocean scene.
- I stamped all the images in double (since I’m creating the same scene on the bookmark and the card) with copic friendly black ink and die cut them. I copic colored all the images, added white gel pen marks, and Ranger Stickles Stardust to create areas with glitter. I like how easy it is to apply the Stickles in small controlled amounts! Finally, I adhered everything in place, added some sequins, some twine and a sentiment.
I hope that you will try to make this, I plan to give this card with a book to a children’s hospital. Thank you so much for stopping by!