I am head over heels for the new You Are Sublime set from the 2018 Lawn Fawn Summer release and wanted to use it for my card. I started by stamping the eel, rock, and seaweed onto white cardstock with Copic-friendly black ink. I colored them with Copic markers and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I added a few accents with a white gel pen and then added crystal glaze to the fins of the eel.
To create my background I smooshed peacock feathers, salty ocean, and blueprint sketch distress ink onto a piece of acetate. I spritzed it with water and then used my finger to blend the ink together into a loose circle. I spritzed it once more with water and then turned the acetate over and pressed it to a piece of watercolor paper. I held it in place for about 30 seconds to give the ink time to soak into the paper so it wouldn’t smear too much. Then I lifted the acetate and quickly blotted up any excess ink. I spritzed the panel with water to create a little dimension and blotted off the excess water. The areas that had been spritzed with water were lighter creating the impression of bubbles! I heat-set the watercolor paper, trimmed it down to 4” by 5.25” and adhered it to a black card base.
Next I stamped the sentiment and bubbles with Versafine ink and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. Finally I adhered the eel, rock, and plants with a mix of regular adhesive and foam mounting tape. I also applied a little crystal glaze to the bubbles to make them shiny! And that’s it!
You have one more weekend (until Sunday May 20th at 11:59PM ET) to be inspired by our sketch and I can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a phenomenal day! -Jess