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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Shells and Seahorses (by Carole)

Hello everyone, Guest Design Team member Carole is here for her final post this month, and she has created a beautiful underwater themed project for your inspiration. 

Carole writes:

Hello everyone, my final contribution for September goes under the sea.
What a great stamp set this is, I just wish I had more hours in the day to 'play' with it more.
I have used the Mermaid Queen set, to create this under water scene.

Products used: Mermaid Queen stamp set, acrylic paints, thin acetate, permanent inkpad that will dry on acetate and shrink plastic, gold pen and thread.

I started with the background so that it would dry while I did the rest.
Cut an A4 piece of acetate in half, and squeeze several different colours of paint onto one half.
Place the other half of the acetate on top and run your hand over it to spread the paint.
Pull the two sheets apart and an interesting pattern may occur.

At this stage you could sprinkle a little glitter over while the paint is wet. I tend to make a larger acetate piece so that I can cut out the most interesting section.
Put aside to dry thoroughly.
The seahorse was stamped and embossed, then coloured with a gold glittery pen and the tiny one is done with shrink plastic. Very cute it is too. The shells are full size.
Once the background was dry, I stamped the seaweed onto the front with a permanent inkpad, (I used Stazon), and the card was assembled.

Well that's it for this session, I look forward to showing more ideas in my next slot.
Thank you for your comments, they are always appreciated.

Best wishes, Carole

Other sea related samples to follow on my blog soon


  1. Wonderful card, love the stamps xx

  2. What a great technique you have used for the background Carole and such pretty colours, and the sweet normal sized and shrunk versions of the seahorse are gorgeous, and love the added seashells stamped on the shrink plastic but left as is, I would never have thought to do that but they look fantastic, especially place over that that super piece of yarn. x

  3. WOW!!!! LOVE so much this card!! Great techniques, thanks for the step by step!! Love the acetate background and those shells hanging down the thread!!!


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