DeNami Design: Under The Sea Fun!

Hi Everyone! Elizabeth here with another fun card for DeNami Designs! This weeks theme is the beach but I decided to take it a step further and make a fun under the sea card! Lately I have been trying different techniques and combining them together. This card combines ink blending and watercoloring! I love how this card came out!

I will tell you upfront that this card is more involved than most of my cards and it took me about 2 hours to create it. I blame all the fussy cutting! For this card, I stamped out all of my images, and a few extra, onto some Inkadinkado masking paper using a black dye ink. You can use any ink that you have on hand and if you don’t have masking paper you can use post it tape. I fussy cut out all of the images, which if you know me, I hate fussy cutting but it was worth it for this card! Next, I created my scene by placing the masks on Bristol Smooth white cardstock. I did some ink blending over the masks using a variety of Distress Inks (see supplies list below for colors) to create the sand at the bottom of the sea and the water. At first, I was applying the ink using the circle motion but the edge of my masks kept coming up so I switched to pouncing instead and I love the results that I got! After I finished the ink blending, I spritzed the panel with some water from my Distress sprayer and let it set for about 20 seconds and then picked up the water with a paper towel. I removed the masks and my sea animals were mostly clean so that I could watercolor them. Before I colored them in I die cut my panel with the largest die from the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die set. Next, I colored them in using Mini Distress Inks as my watercolor with a water brush. After I colored them I adhered the panel to a top folding A2 card base with Tombow Extreme Adhesive. To finish the card, I add some glitter with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen on top of all the sea animals and sea shells. It’s very hard to photograph the sparkle you get the from glitter from the glitter pens but I promise you, it’s there and it’s gorgeous!

I hope my card inspires you to try a new technique and combine techniques to create some fabulous cards! Until next time!




DeNami Designs Sneak Peek #3: Summer Delights!

Summer is here! Time to go to the beach or the pool and just chill! In the new release Nami out did herself with the summer themed stamps and the Poolside Owl is one of my favorite! When I saw this cutie, I thought it was time to try a new to me technique, no line watercoloring. This is my first attempt at this technique but I think it came out pretty good!BeachsideOwl-1

I have watched many videos on YouTube on how to do this technique but I like watching Kristina Werner’s (you can visit her blog by clicking on her name) videos the most for this technique. The watercolor paper that I used for this project is some that I had purchased at Michael’s. Also, used a waterbrush and many different colors of Distress Inks. To stamp the images so that you get a light image to color in I used Antique Linen. This ink is very light and works well for this technique. I stamped out my entire scene using the Antique Linen ink. Next, I squished a couple of the colors that I was using on an acrylic block and used my waterbrush to color in small areas of the scene. It is very important that you work on one area at a time and that the areas that you work on aren’t touching otherwise you risk the colors running together. For example, I colored in one seashell and then the chair that the owl is sitting in and then another seashell and then the umbrella. I worked around the entire scene and did touch ups where needed. I let it dry completely overnight and came back the next day to finish the card. I stamped the greeting in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and ran the panel through my Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered the panel with Tombow Extreme Adhesive to an A2 card base. I love this card and wish I was sitting on the beach somewhere listening to waves! See you tomorrow!




“Fight Like A Girl” Card Featuring The Crazy Bird Stamps From Tim Holtz

Hi Everyone! Last week I got a special request from a friend for a “Fight Like A Girl” card. I started brainstorming and I couldn’t stop thinking about the Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamp set from Stampers Anonymous and super heroes. Just one problem, there isn’t any super hero accessories in the Crazy Accessories stamp set. But that didn’t stop me! I decided to make my own accessory and draw on a cape and add some eyelashes to make the bird look more girly. I have to say that I just love my little girl super hero bird! Below is a link to my Youtube video of how I made the card. This is my first card making video so please forgive the pauses!

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Below is a list of supplies that I used and links where you can purchase them. I hope that you enjoyed the card today!