Sunday, 13 May 2018

Sea-Prise Birthday Party!

I've got some fishy birthday wishes going on today featuring the fab new Sea-prise! set from Avery Elle along with a couple of their older sea themed stamp sets.

The inspiration for the card actually came from their fun new circle frames die which I thought looked like 4 portholes.........

I started with a square base card and covered the front with some paper from Reverse Confetti's Fun Time paper pad and die cut the 4 circles from it.  To emphasise the porthole effect, I picked the circle die that closely matched the frames circles and die cut it 4 times from white card.  I then lined a circle up (one at time otherwise they overlap a bit if you do them all together) on the Avery Elle die and ran it back through the machine to get my dotted circle rings.

To finish the front I wanted the word "sending..." so it pairs with the sentiment inside but I couldn't find a die to fit the space I wanted so I decided to just use word dies and let the sentiment flow around the portholes.  I think we can get hung up on "straight" sentiments and sometimes mixing it up just works.  I used the simple alpha from AlteNew.

To create the scene on the inside I just drew very light pencil marks through the circles so I knew where to stamp.  Starting with the grinning shark from Sea-Prise as I just wanted his teeth in the porthole so there was an element of reveal when you opened it up.  I did the same with the puffer fish - trying to not show the party bits from the outside.

I added three dots with a pen in front of the top sentiment to link it to the sending on the front and put the second sentiment from the Sea-Prise set at the bottom.   I added the whale from whale hello which I just realised has been discontinued so I am sorry about that but I forgot to check before I used it.  You could add a mermaid or some of the other fish from "that bites" which is where the front facing fish comes from.

I filled in the final porthole with the shoal of fish from Sea-Prise and filled in other gaps with them too before adding a very light blue colour wash over the background to finish and give it a more sea theme.  All the sea creatures are coloured with pencils.


It will be another busy week of releases this week:
  • Mama Elephant will be live on Tuesday
  • Lawn Fawn will be live on Thursday
We also expect to get deliveries from the following brands this week and will get them online as quickly as we can around the major releases as we have no packing assistance this week so order packing will take priority over loading stock:
  • Neat & Tangled
  • Newton's Nook
  • Concord & 9th
  • Hero Arts Restocks
OK that's all for today, catch you next weekend.


1 comment:

  1. What a fun card! I love the puffer fish sentiment. Thanks for the store update too - it's going to be another expensive week, so back to beans on toast for me!


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