Thursday, August 19, 2010

THT063 - Under the Sea Challenge

Here is my card for this week’s Treehouse Challenge – Under the Sea! I am having so much fun being the August guest design team member for THS!

I used the digital stamp set Octopus Friend from Treehouse Stamps for the image and the sentiment.

I’m really excited about the background paper I made for this card. I’m not big on making my own background paper but I had this idea and thought I’d try it out. This technique gives the effect of water drops. Here is how I did it in three easy steps…

Step 1 – Dry Emboss

I took a sheet of Navy Textured cardstock from JoAnn’s and ran it through the cuttlebug with the Fisker’s Bubbles Folder.

Step 2 – Crystal Effects

I took my Stampin Up Crystal Effects and created the water drop effect over the embossed bubbles.

Step 3 – Let it dry
I let it dry flat overnight. I think it was dry in 2-3 hours but I was sleeping anyway so when I woke up – voila – bubbles!

The end result looks like real water drops on my paper. Here are a couple pics in process...

Here are the supply details for my project:

Paper: Whisper White, Navy Textured, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral

Ink: Basic Black, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, Bashful Blue

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Fiskers Bubbles Embossing Plate, SU Crystal Effects, SU Scallop Edge Punch, SU Scalloped Oval Punch, SU Lg Oval Punch, Marvy Scallop Circle Punch, Marvy Large Circle Punch, Small Pearls, Elastic String, Sponge, Paper Piercing Tool

Techniques: Handmade DP, Paper Piercing, Masking

Want to see some other great Under the Sea Cards?  Check out all the Treehouse Stamps Design Team creations for this week's challenge here:

Thanks for checking out my card and my blog!


Neva said...

Oh My Julie, I love your bubbles. I am going to have to give that a try. So kewl looking. You need to submit this to SCS tutorials. How neet.

Stephanie said...

Very cool bubbles and sweet card!

Lynne Phelps said...

What a WONDERFUL background concept - I love the dimension and the shine, so perfect for your charming undersea card!

Benzi said...

Congrats on being August DT member at Treehouse Stamps. This card is so adorable. The water drops are super. Glad you gave the up close.
Have a good weekend!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh, this is SO COOL how you did the bubbles - thanks for showing how you did it - what a fabulous idea! And such a cute card - I love that octopus :-)

Virginia L. said...

This is adorable! Love your splash of "bubbles"!! Thanks so much for sharing!