Howdy! I have a couple of tropical cards to show you. This first card is over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog. This is my first time using this fun Reef Border die. I have had my eye on it for quite some time. My thoughts went to rainbow fish when starting this card. Does anyone remember that book? I decided many fish in rainbow colors.
To start my card I put some Distress inks down on my craft mat and sprayed them with water. Then I took some watercolor paper and put that down on the watered down ink. I did a second round of that after my background was dry.
I stamped the octopus and the jelly fish using Oxide Distress inks. The octopus and jelly fish are from a Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit. I used the dies from the kit to die cut them. I stamped the seahorse with a stamp from the Hero Arts set Color Layering Seahorse also using Oxide ink and die cut it with the matching die. The My Monthly Hero kit is no longer available but there is a Color Layering Octopus set in the a2z Scrapbooking store.
Next I used the Hero Arts Reef Border die to cut out the border. I went all around the die cut and colored the sea creatures using Copic pens. You could leave the center open and stamp a sentiment in there but I wanted a few sea creatures there. I also did not want a sentiment on the border so I will stamp that on the inside later.
Here is a slightly different version of the card above. It’s made the same way except I stamped a bunch of fish from the My Monthly Hero set and hand cut them. They are stamped using Oxide Distress inks. I colored over only the fish with a sparkle pen.
- Hero Arts Border Reef Die – This can be custom ordered at the a2z Scrapbooking store. Look for the orange Request Custom Order button on the left side of the page. Hero Arts has this die also.
- Hero Arts Color Layering Octopus
- Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse stamp set
- Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse Frame Cuts
- Copic Pens
- Distress Inks
- Oxide Distress Inks
- Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit July 2016 – no longer available