Friday, 18 July 2014

Underwater effect for Stampin' Up! Sea Street Card

I've got a really cute little card for you today (even if I do say it myself lol!). When I first started making cards a couple of years ago, I stumbled across a tutorial for a fun technique called the bouncing brayer technique. Basically you ink up a brayer and bounce it onto your paper, moving the card round, till you've covered it.

I used that technique for the background on today's card, using Stampin' Up!'® rubber stamp set Sea Street (wood or clear).

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May sea street bouncing brayer technique

 Instead of using a multi-coloured ink pad like in the tutorial, I simply used Coastal Cabana first, then did another round with Bermuda Bay. Finally I sponged some Daffodil Delight in the gaps. I love the look - it does look like sun shining through the sea.

I stamped the fish over the background and then the Octopus in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut out the octopus using the 2 1/2" circle punch and the black card using the Starburst framelits

I hope you've enjoyed today's post. Be sure to come back tomorrow as I am taking part in a blog hop! I'm really excited about the project I have to show you!

1 comment :

  1. What a great card Tracy, love the octopus and what a clever background too :) Viv xx


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