Jun 11, 2021

Seahorse Stamp Scrapcosy Summertime Card

 


Happy summer friends!  I'm delighted to be participating in the Topflight Stamps summer blog hop.  I'm using a fabulous stamp by Raquel Burillo Perez AKA Scrapcosy for PaperArtsy, set ESC12.  I love these vintage illustration inspired stamps!


I had a play with watercolors, making an abstract background, then going over it with Distress Ink in Crushed Olive using a PaperArtsy stencil, PS101.  


I used the Darkroom Door Number Medley stamp set to stamp with more Crushed Olive through the stencil.  This is a great "texture stamp" set and stamping through an open stencil is such a fun way to add interest to backgrounds.


I did some extra watercolor panels to do my stamping on and fussy cut and layered the images as show.  I added some sisal fibers and paper punches (an old Tim Holtz "juniper" punch).  I used the Andy Skinner Cosmic Shimmer Matte Adhesive to add the little punches, because it dries flat and has a small applicator, perfect for this type of project.


Along the bottom of the panel I stamped the octopus from the octopus from the stamp set upside down to mimic coral/seaweed.  I cut the large plaque stamp into two pieces so I could use just the phrase whenever I want.  They easily piece back together if I want to use it as originally designed.  I hope these fun techniques will encourage you to try a mixed media card of your own!  It's a great way to spend a hot summer day...


And we hope you will celebrate Summertime with Topflight Stamps! This hop is full of some great designers showcasing summer cards using the unique products available at Topflight Stamps. Please hop along with us for a chance to win! 

You should have arrived here from Dina's blog. If not, no worries, catch the details below.  Follow along here and if you get lost you can always start at the Topflight Stamp Blog.

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration without prizes! Topflight Stamps is giving one lucky winner a $50 Gift Certificate to the store. For a chance to win, make sure to comment on every stop on the hop by June 18th. Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on June 20th. Good Luck!  Also don’t forget to check out the Summertime Sale going on now!

Here are the products I worked with:




20 comments:

Kathi said...

So clever to use the octopus tentacles to create sea coral and/or sea weed. Fabulous card!

Fonda said...

Your underwater scene looks so realistic! I love it!

Bonnie said...

Now that bg is so deep it takes awhile to take it all in. Your scene is very eye catching and detailed.

Amy Williams said...

I love all the layers of color and texture. Fantastic card!

Lisa Hoel said...

oh wow, this is stunning Autumn!!

Becca Yahrling said...

Wonderful textures in this fabulous & gorgeous card; love it.

Connie Mercer said...

Blew me away with this card. So gorgeous and I love the colors!!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Autumn - loving all the texture, and I must admit that it's a long time since I stamped through a stencil - thanks for the reminder! I love that you made extra watercolour-panels, and then used them to stamp the main images on!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Tammy P. said...

Such beautiful colors i wouldn't have naturally thought to grab for the seahorse. All the layers work together to give so much detail and interest to the card. I'm inspired to pull out that punch from my stash and use it as you have.

Lucy E. said...

Such a creative mixed media scene!
I love all of the fussy cut elements. They add so much texture.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful colors and textures for your card! I love the seahorse images!

Terry S. said...

Love, love, love your background!

Tera Callihan said...

Such a beautiful seahorse card♡♡♡ just perfect

V. K. said...

Beautifully colored underwater scene and lots of interesting sea elements. So creative!!

Kathy H said...

This seahorses is amazing! I need to checkout all of the seahorses stamps!

cghundley said...

Love the stenciling
details and lovely
design.
Carla from Arizona

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

Lovely card, ready for a dip.

QuilterLaura said...

Wonderful card, love all the texture.

Dee Earnshaw said...

your background is amazing - such a lovely card

Cyndi Landrigan said...

This is so fabulous! Your talent has no bounds! Thanks for sharing!

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