You've Got This!

You've Got This!

I've mentioned before that I love the Narwhal set by Poppystamps, but it was so much fun to create a card using the tiny stamps in the set.  So many times, I find myself skipping some of the cutest details in those smaller stamps, so it's my hope to inspire anyone to go back through stamp sets and look for the tiny ones!  Tiny stamps can be used in so many ways, and I utilized the repeat stamping for this card.   I used the tiny fish, the star, bubbles, and sentiment. Lots of impact for such tiny stamps! 

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There are a couple of tips I forgot to mention in the video, so I thought I would mention them here. First, when stamping the front fish, make sure to leave enough space around it so when the circle is cut out, there are no other fish or bubbles in the circle visible from the front. 

Secondly, I mentioned that I did the shading with BG02 Copic Marker.  While this was true, I went in with the B000 to do the actual blending.  I think I said I blended with it, but I actually blended with the lighter blue. The Copic Colors I used were:  B000, BG02, B24, YG00 and YG06. From top to bottom, they were B24, BG02, YG00/YG06, and then blended throughout with the B000.

The Distress Oxide colors I used were Salty Ocean, Broken China, and Cracked Pistachio.

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The embossing folder I used is a Cricut Cuttlebug "Modern Vines," an Anna Griffith design.

When I started this project, I was going to do a watercolor instead of the Distress Oxide inks, so I did use the Bristol Smooth watercolor paper.  Watercolor paper doesn't seem to flex quite as well for creasing as the cardstock does, at least this particular card did have some tiny splitting on the crease, so in the future I will use cardstock rather than watercolor paper.

For the inside writing panels, I used a light blue cardstock, die cut with the Pinpoint Rectangle Layers by Memory Box.

Here's a video showing how I made this!  Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by! 

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