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Have a Whale of a Time!

August 04, 2023

Have a Whale of a Time!

Hello crafty friends! My name is Kelsey Thomas and I am so happy to be guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs.

I am excited to share my first card using the Whale of a Time stamps and dies (you can also find them as a bundle). I started off by stamping all of the images from the stamp set onto some white cardstock using Altenew's Obsidian Black Pigment Ink. 

After waiting for the ink to dry, I colored the images using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (see the photo for the colors used)  and a white gel pen and cut them out with the coordinating dies. 
Next, I got to work on my background. I decided to make a slimline card so I could fit all of the images. I used a fancy stitched rectangle die from my stash to cut a background panel from dark blue cardstock. I then stamped a water background stamp using embossing ink and embossed it using a sparkly blue embossing powder. To create a sandy bottom for my scene, I used a stitched hillside die and cut from light brown cardstock. I used a combination of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and my white gel pen to create a sand effect and even stamped the starfish from the Whale of a Time set using a light brown ink. 
Next, I arranged all of my fun whales and the starfish on my card base. I cut out some foliage dies to add a fun element to the background and make the scene more complete. 
To finish off the card, I stamped out a sentiment from the stamp set and fussy cut around it. I glued everything to the card and added a few gems for an extra touch.

I hope you enjoyed the card and are inspired to create your own fun underwater scene!
Happy crafting!
Products used:
Gerda Steiner Designs A Whale of a Time stamps
Gerda Steiner Designs A Whale of a Time dies
Altenew Obsidian Black Pigment Ink
Trinity Stamps Wonky Stitched Wilderness Slimline Dies
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers (see photos for colors)
White Gelly Roll Pen
Honey Bee Stamps Ocean Borders stamp set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hills dies
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Foliage Dies
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine Mermaid Embossing Powder 
Wow! Heat Gun
Embossing Buddy
Diamond Dots (colors: 8150 and 8179)
Cardstocks are all from my stash. I am not sure the colors or brands. 
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