Morning Friends and Crafters! Today I am sharing one more of the cards I have made for the launch of my New Collection, please join me on 1st November. I am so excited to share it with you. I feel a little like I did as a child on Christmas Eve, not being able to sleep with the excitement. This particular card used just one of the stamp sets from the collection.
You will need:
  • Craftascope Dolphin Stamp Set 1
  • Funky Heart ‘Lovely Bubbles’ From Leonie
  • Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide
  • Shaded Lilac Distress Ink
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Memento Black Ink Pad
  • Tacky Glue
  • Stamping Card 7 x 7”, 6 1/2 x 6 1/2”
  • Black Card 7 1/2 x 7 1/2” 
  • **Top Tip** Don’t forget to gut the Black card, I use a large basic Square die, you get a perfect cut and you can use it for another project.
  • Centura Pearl White Card Base 8 x 8”
Step 1: Place the die into position on your 7 x 7” card. Lightly draw around it to help you position your stamps and replace the die later. Take the 2 larger dolphins and stamp them with Memento ink (See Photo).

Dolphin Outline drawing

Step 2: Use scissors to trim around the dolphins heads approximately 5 mm past the traced die line. Slide the die into position and tape it down. Make sure the dolphins are above the die or they will be cut off.

Dolphin outline with cut out

Step 3: Prepare your backing sheet, use the 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2” and cover with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide. This is going behind your design, so no need to waste ink on the edges.
Pale blue ink
Step 4: Splash with drops of water and lift the colour with kitchen roll to add a nice texture.
Splashed ink with water
Step 5: Colour your dolphins with the alcohol markers. Then, blend around the card using Shaded Lilac Distress Ink.

Coloured in dolphins

Step 6: With the heart still in the die, ink through with Shaded Lilac Oxide. Use a blue alcohol marker on the fine outline (See Photo).

Heart shape

Step 7: Secure your design to the background with tacky glue, replace the heart, again secure with tacky glue. Stamp the ‘Song of the Sea’ stamp with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide. Add a few of the additional die cut bubbles.

Card with Song of the Sea stamp

Step 8: To finish your card layer onto a black mat, then mount onto your Centura Pearl Card Base.
Finished card with dolphins


Thank you for joining me today, I really hope you have enjoyed the tutorial and the finished card I have shared with you. Hope you will be joining me on Thursday at 4pm, I could do with some cheering on, I know I can count on your support. For now take care and Happy Crafting xxx





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