Seahorse Circles

Susan Robinson
November 8, 2017

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Summer has finally arrived, and with a vengeance! Trying to keep cool creating cards with a watery theme, imagining myself swimming beneath the waves with seahorses (except I usually only get the seaweed).

dies: Sammy Seahorse SD365 by Joanna Sheen; Large Ringlets 98790 by Memory Box; Sea Plants 560-ZZ by ImpressionObsession

stamp: ‘Everything you imagine’ from Stamp-it set062

I simply coloured white cardstock with various shades of blue and green dye spray inks (Dylusions & Distress) before cutting out my shapes and assembling. I used Magic Mount under the seahorse body and also beneath the rectangle the seahorse and seaweed are sitting on. I thought about putting some little fishes swimming through the bubbles, but decided against it as they would just be a distraction from the focal point. I drew the seahorse eye in and added a touch of glitter to his stomach.

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Heart Art

Susan Robinson
July 16, 2017

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Hopes and dreams and the possibilities of it all…

stamps: Empowered Words DD-960A by Unity Stamp Co

inks: Jet Black & Sepia Archival Pads; Clear Embossing Pad; Scattered Straw & Shaded Lilac Distress Stain Sprays; Raspberry Lemonade Flat Fabio Spray; Black Paint

paper: Watercolour Paper; Raven & Quartz Bazzill Cards; Creative Imaginations Paper; Black Corrugated Card

accessories: Texture Paste; Gold Embossing Powder; Fusible Web

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount

tools: Bubble Stencil THS002; Big Shot Machine; Heart dies; Sponge Blocks; Palette Knife; Paint Brush; Heatgun; Satay Stick

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Spritz watercolour paper with water, then the ink sprays. Dry with a heatgun. I then cut this card in half and got 2 card fronts out of it.

2. Using a palette knife, smear texture paste through bubble stencil. Dry with a heatgun.

3. Dilute black paint and drip with paint  brush onto card randomly. Spritz with a water to dilute further if needed.

4. Cut Fusible web into short strips. Fold in half and hold in position on card with satay stick.  Start to melt with heatgun, then pour embossing powder quickly over. Heat with heatgun to create webbing effect. Repeat as many times as desired, but remember not to cut your web too long as it becomes harder to control the melt.

5. Cut heart shape out of black corrugated card. Rub clear embossing pad over right side then pour gold embossing powder over and heatset.  Cut smaller heart out of scrap watercolour paper. Colour with inks, then melt web over (as per instructions 4).

6. Attach black heart onto card with two-sided tape. Put Magic Mount beneath smaller heart and overlap it larger black heart. Stamp wording into bottom left corner of card with black Archival pad.

7. Sponge around card with sepia Archival ink. Attach card layers with two-sided tape.

 

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