Saturday, 24 August 2019

You've Made a Splash

Just swinging on by with two cards for a few challenges with one of my favourite themes - Nautical/Water/Sea :)

I know dolphins aren't blue but these are such a cute pair that grey seemed too dull and boring so I went with fun blue.

This card is for my husband for our Anniversary on Monday and our first date was at the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham so I had to have this set called Friends with Fins by Birdie Brown for MFT.

I started by die cutting a circle and blending DOX inks in blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon and tumbled glass to create an ombre sea backdrop.  I added the little schools of fish and the die cut coral.  Glossy Accents was used to create the bubbles.  The little brad was white so I used a Sharpie to colour it red and to contrast with all the blue and white.

The sentiment is my absolute favourite and was stamped using DOX ink in blueprint sketch to match the fishes.

Challenge Links...

Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo Inspiration
Watercooler Wednesday - Marsha's Masculine Anything Goes
CASology - Water

I've spent a week colouring the dolphins with my Prisma pencils and have many left over so I created an encouragement/congratulations card to join in the fun at the Twofer Challenge.  The alcohol ink strip I did ages ago and just die cut using a wave die from MFT, adding the dolphin on 3D foam and using another sentiment from the set - simples.

Enjoy the long weekend folks!

Challenge Links...

Twofer - Nautical
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies 
Inspired By - Nautical Party


  1. Beautiful cards! The colours are gorgeous.

  2. Your monochromatic blue dolphin designs are spectacular, Claire! Your anniversary card (Congratulations!) for hubby is so romantic and so personal in honor of your first date! Lovely blending and coloring and layout! And WOW, your second design is bold and beautiful! I love the motion of the ocean with that perfect piece of AI background and the perfect sediment! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #19! Hugs, Darnell

  3. These are truly lovely! How apt your Anniversary card is...I love those blue dolphins...and your ink blending. On your second card i think your sea is two fab cards. Happy anniversary to you both,,,have a good day! xx

  4. Your playful dolphin card is certain to make the man in your life smile. Lovely color scheme and sentiment. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  5. Two gorgeous fun looking dolphin cards and why not blue indeed. Perfect creations. Hugs
    Mrs A.

  6. I think that the blue dolphins are absolutely perfect!! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology!

  7. How cute are those dolphins and what a wonderful AI background you've created. Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Tristan DT

  8. Such sweet cards, love the fabulous background! Thank you for playing at Inspired By

  9. First of all, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I wish you many more wonderful years together! As for the cards, they're wonderful!! I love the little blue dolphins and especially that gorgeous water you created on the 2nd card! What a great pair of cards you've created - well done!

  10. Fabulous cards Claire, sweet stamped dolphins and the sentiments are really lovely too. Happhy Anniversary xx

  11. You created such beautiful cards, I can't even decide which I like more.

  12. Fabulous cards! I love your nautical themed cards. The alcohol ink panel is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Apologies for the late comment.

    sue n.


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