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Monday, 1 July 2019

Magical Seahorse

Good Morning everyone, i hope you are keeping cool.

Today im sharing a second seahorse card i made for a friends birthday.  Again lots of inks, stamps and stencils in use. 




A5 white cardblank which i rounded the corners on. I cut a piece of white card smaller than my cardbase to work on.  I first added colour to the panel with oxide inks in tones of green, blue & violet.  I then built up with stencils and shell stamps in the same inks. I added glossy accents to some of the circle stenciling to act as bubbles.  I inked around the outside edge in distress inks sapphire & black soot.
 I then die cut 2 ovals into the middle, I added 2mm foam tape to the back of the main outside panel, 1mm tape to the largest oval frame and then i adhered the middle oval back into place flat. So its like steps going inwards, just to act as a frame and draw the eye into the beautiful seahorse. 
I stamped the seahorse onto card inked with yellow/orange oxide inks and cut around him, i gently added some shape to his body and glued him in place with glue gel. 
I then die cut the swirly waves and fish from scraps of previously inked card and arranged them around my seahorse.  
Chit chat stickers to finish.

A close up of the top half, you can see the oval die cuts better here.  



Close up on the bottom.  I used the swirls on the spine of the seahorse to stamp the seaweed along the bottom and added in some doodled seaweed with a black fineliner pen too.  The chit chat stickers read 'embrace & cherish magical world' - words close to my heart, take time to see the magic in nature everyday.  I doodle around them with a white gel pen. 


Items Used:
Lavinia Stamps - sebastian seahorse
Chocolate Baroque seashell collage stamps
Circles & mini dots stencils
Waves & fish dies
Distress Oxide inks, wilted violet, twisted citron, salty ocean, 
cracked pistachio, squeeshed lemonade, 
Purple wink of stella pen
Tim Holtz Chit chat stickers

Thank you for all stopping by once again.  I hope you all have a good week. Emma


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13 comments:

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card great colours Ginny
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gwen70 said...

Thank you for my beautiful card. I love it Such a lot of work gone into it and I do appreciate it. It really is stunning, colours are beautiful xx

kate Jeffery said...

a beautiful card Emma
Kate x

Jean S said...

An other fab colourful card Emma, exc xx

Pam said...

You can see how much work has gone into this stunning card. It defiiteky has the 'wow' factor.
Pam x

ALI said...

So colourful I love it x

meg said...

beautiful sea horse and stunning background, the embellishments are the perfect finishing touch

Kathleen said...

Another beautiful card. I love these colourful and detailed backgrounds that you create!

StephW said...

Really sweet magical creation ... your background is just wonderful! Steph x

Kirsty said...

Gorgeous card Emma, love all the details. I have a seahose stamp and this has given me lots of ideas, thanks again for the inspiration. Big hugs Kirsty. x

Nataliascraft said...

Gorgeous card for your friend Emma, beautiful colours and background x

Dawn Phillips said...

I do love the way you create these cards. There is so much to them. Love Dawn x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Emma....love the seahorse image and the lovely colours....catching up on my comments....as been busy with the Owls....hope you are well?....Joolsx