Tuesday, August 07, 2012


Sweet Stamp Shop August Release! - Under The Sea

Welcome to day two of the Sweet Stamp Shop August Release!  
***You can see my day one card HERE***

If this is your first stop, you will want to start back at the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog to make sure you see all the creations!

You should be arriving here from Emily's beautiful blog!

Today I am using the Under The Sea stamp set!  
This stamp set it full of amazing images from under the sea...
I really had a hard time choosing which images to use!
Supplies:
Stamps: Under the Sea (Sweet Stamp Shop)
Patterned Paper: Plumeria 6x6 (Basic Grey)
Cardstock: White (The Paper Studio)
Punch: Border (EK Success)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Color: Art Grip Colored Pencils (Faber-Castell)
PITT Pastel (Faber-Castell)
Pen: Black Soot Distress Marker by Tim Holtz (Ranger)
Adhesive: Adhesive Runner and Zapdots (Helmar)
Other: Gamsol

I had so much fun coloring these stamps...just have a look!

  1. Stamp the Seaweed and three Seahorses on white cardstock with black ink.  Starting with the Seaweed, add dark green as shown.
  2. Add a lighter shade of green as displayed in the photo.
  3. With a light yellow color, add color to the tips of the Seaweed.
  4. Dip a paper blending stub on the Gamsol sponge. and then use small circles to blend the green and yellow colors together.
  5. Your Seaweed should look like this photo.
  6. On the Seahorses, add a light peach/skin toned color as shown.
  7. Clean you paper blending stub and then dip on the Gamsol sponge and blend in.
  8. Add a light brown color as shown.
  9. Blend the light brown color.
  10. Using a rose colored PITT Pastel pencil, add color as shown.
  11. With a dry paper blending stub, blend the color, carrying the rose color into the light brown as shown.
  12. Color the remaining two Seahorses using the steps above.
  13. Fussy cut all four items.
  14. Put your card front together and then stamp the Seaweed where you want it.  This will provide a shadow.
  15. Add in the first Seahorse for shadow.
  16. Then place the second Seahorse for shadow.
  17. Finally, place the third Seahorse shadow.
  18. Using foam adhesive, add in the fussy cut images directly on top of the 'shadow' stamped images.
  19. With a black Distress Marker use the brush edge and go over the "hugs, wishes, and kisses" text.
  20. Stamp the sentiment to the bottom left corner.
Thank so much for stopping by!

Be sure to stop by the Sweet Stamp Shop so you can see all the 
images that come with this stamp set! 

Your next stop on the hop is Kim!

46 comments:

Ashley H said...

those seahorses are adorable!

Jingle said...

This is so fun! Love the seahorses!

Cathie w said...

love those seahorses....great coloring on them

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

thestampingbug said...

I love seahorses! Your card is great. Thanks for reminding me to pull out my Gamsol and let the Copics take a vacation for a while!

Maria Levine said...

Great seahorses! Love your card!

Beatrice Lawson said...

So detailed!! Love the sentiment and the seahorses, such a be be beachy card!

Kristi said...

Beautiful! I love the colors! Great instructions also!

Julie S. said...

Great card ! I love thoses seahorses. Too darn cute. TFS.

Shanna Shands said...

Great tutorial. Seahorses are some of my favorites because they always look different!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! Love the scene you created and the effect if movement!

Chelsea said...

Really nice! I like that you chose a non-traditional colour palette for an under the sea set.

Melissa Shea said...

Beautiful! Love the colors-I want to come back & get a good look on my PC later! Thanks for the step by step!

donna mikasa said...

Love the seahorse! What a fun underwater scene! Great tutorial, too!

Mistylynn said...

That's one of my favorite techniques for coloring!!! Easy blending. Great job.

steph said...

Love the seahorses. Great techniques.

Dorina D said...

Adorable card and your tutorial was fantastic. Thanks for sharing

Erica B. said...

I love your coloring! The pictures of your progress must have been so much work! Thanks for sharing your project!

Emily said...

This is so cute Jamie! I love it! Great job with the layering!

Lizscraps said...

fantastic color combo for this card/stamp set! really great job.

Ardilla said...

Very cute seahorses... and love the color combo in your project!
Thanks for the tutorial :)

sharon g said...

This is a more grown up looking under the sea card. Very pretty and restful--great job!!

Rochelle said...

So cute Jamie! I love the coloring.

Sam F said...

Aw, what sweet little seahorses! So cute!

Michelle (aka Meechelle) said...

Those little seahorses are soooooooo cute....and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for the great tutorial.

Disp6194 said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the pattern paper you paired with these sweet stamps :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic project...great details!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great card...thank you for showing us all the steps. Good to learn from a pro.

BrynAdair said...

Love the seahorses!

Michele Duffy said...

Fantastic coloring! Can't wait to see the whole set!

Lalo said...

Awesomeness Jamie!!! Am I allowed to have a favorite seahorse aka the one in the seaweed. I know they are all the same stamp but that one just looks like he's playing!!!

Krysta said...

I love that you used the chevrons for the seabed! What a great card and great dimension. Thanks for the clear instructions as well!

Samantha Mann said...

your coloring is amazing!!! and i love the way the tail is wrapped around the seaweed.

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Wow. Great card. I always loved seahorses when I was little. This really brings back the memories. Thanks for the pics too and the tips.

Michele said...

Love the colors you used! Super cute card!

Van Nguyen said...

It's a seahorse race! So lovely and thanks so much for the awesome step by step!

Basement Stamper said...

darling card, love the 3D sea horses.

Kathy W said...

Cute card. Thanks for the coloring tips, too!

Amber S said...

I love the scene you created, it's super vute!

Rita Barakat said...

These are adorable! You do such a fabulous job!

Linda R. said...

I am so appreciative when someone shows us how they created a card. I'm new to a lot of this and sometimes don't have a clue to how something is done. Thank you! Great card....I've been humming "Under da sea!" ever since I saw the card...great job!

Sue D said...

Very pretty coloring and I like the papers you used.

Tracy said...

Cute card! I love those seahorses!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Adorable card! Those seahorses are so cute!

Lillian Child said...

I do so appreciate your instructions on how you made this sweet card! I adore seahorses!

Jessica Pascarella said...

Cute project! Thanks for showing the steps!

Meagan Vaughn said...

Such a cute card, thanks for giving us step by step directions super helpful

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