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Have a Whale of a Time | CraftyPaws

This is the second of three summertime ocean themed cards I crafted with the Creative Expressions Whale of a Time stamp set. Here and HERE are the links to the other two cards.

To create the feeling of an ocean, I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch to create an ombre background in the lower left 1/3 corner of the card front. I took care to blend this area to the white of the card front with a very soft edge so that it would appear as though we were getting a peek at this small segment of a much more vast ocean. For an even more watery look, I splattered on some water droplets and let the water leach out the pigment for a splotchy look.

I also used the Lawn Fawn Waves Die Set to die cut in some squiggly wave details into this inked area. This gave me a place to tuck in the adorable whale from the stamp set, which I Copic colored and fussy cut (including around the fin so it could be tucked over the wave). I think he’s so cute just swimming along the surface of the water! To make the water from the blowhole look wet and the cute whale’s eye look shiny, I also coated them with Glossy Accents.

I used the following Copic colors to color up the whale and water spurts:
Belly: C0 and C2; Body: C2, C4, C5 and C7 with R20 blush and B02 for the eye; water spouting from blowhole: B000, B01 with highlights made with a Signo White Gel Pen

I used the sentiment from the stamp set, “Have a WHALE of a time” and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Black Embossing Powder in the upper right corner of the card front, which I had intentionally left crisply white.

Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Masculine Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Photo Inspiration Challenge
Addicted to CAS SEA Challenge
CASology Squiggle Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Summer Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Mostly Blue Challenge

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