An Ocean Full Of Thanks – Stay Crafty With Hero #4

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Hi friends and welcome back!

Today I am sharing a card made for Hero Arts – Stay Crafty with Hero challenge #4 – Self Care. This challenge is all about making a project just for yourself, something that’s special and relaxing to you.


What I would normally do for myself as a part of self care is go to the ocean. I love anything and everything water related – water calms me down and I feel like it cleanses me.

With all the beaches closed and restricted travel I thought, since I cannot go to the ocean, I can bring ocean to my craft desk πŸ™‚

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Sunny Studio Stamps – Best Fishes and Catch a Wave Dies

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Hello everyone!Β  I am so excited and honored to be sharing my first post as a Sunny Studio Design Team member!

For today’s post I made a birthday card featuring adorable Best Fishes stamps and coordinating dies, as well as Catch a Wave dies and Summer Splash patterned paper.

I started with creating the background with waves patterned paper from Summer Splash collection, trimming it to A2 size. To create the waves, I used Catch a Wave dies then added Snow Pen to add white caps. On the bottom half of the background panel I inked Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress inks.

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I created the sand next, by inking Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry Distress inks on Bristol paper and die cutting them with sandy beach border die from Oceans of Joy die set.
For the sky, I inked Salty Ocean then used Fluffy Clouds Dies to add the stitched clouds.

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I stamped and Copic colored the images from Best Fishes stamp set, and few (rock, green plant and coral) from Magical Mermaids stamp set. Once all images were colored, I used coordinating dies to cut them out.

To an A2 size card base I adhered the waves and sand panels, using craft foam.
I stamped the sentiment (from Best Fishes stamp set) next, then added the images adhering some directly to the background and some with foam tape.

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To finish off the card I added bubbles with white Pigment ink, and embellished with Nuvo drops in Morning Dew.
Copic markers: sharks – BV04, BV13, BV02, BV31, B01, B00; V17, V15, V12, V01; marlin – B05, B02, B01, B00, YG41; clown fish – R37, R35, R14, CG01; puffer – G02, YG41, G00, Y11, Y00; crab – G05, G02, YG41; crab – Y02, Y11, Y00, R22, YR61, R20; rock -Y11, Y00, WG5, WG3, WG1; starfish – BG45, BG01, BG00; Y02, Y11, Y00; V17, V15, V01; I used the same color combinations for all the plants.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you’re having a wonderful day!