It's Erica on the LDRS blog for my first post since joining the team, and I'm so excited to be here! Hiiiiii!
In fact I'm "whaley" happy to be here *snickers at the whale pun* and I will be using the Whale Wishes for a couple of cards. So, let's dive in, shall we? Let's see if I can make a splash with this set. Ok, I will try to rein in the puns but I can not promise anything.
On alcohol marker friendly paper I have stamped up one of the whales with Raven black ink, and then got to work with the colouring. This one is stamped up directly onto a card base for a one layer look.
I use a huge amount of markers when I colour, even for smaller images. I do feel like that helps me get more depth, dimension and bring them to life. On another panel of card stock I stamped up all the images and coloured those in too. Because why not go wild, right?
I used the coordinating Whale Wishes die set to cut out the images that have dies, and then fussy cut the rest, with various results. Fussy cutting isn't my forte.
On the one layer card, I stamped up the waves, from the Whale Wishes set, in Marina Madness ink. Under this I stamped 'Keep your fin up' in Raven ink and then the card was done!
With the other images I decided to use the same whale for another card, only for this one I have used the sentiment 'Everything whale e alright' and heat embossed it in gold on white card stock. This is trimmed down very skinny to not cover up the background too much.
That's made from cleaning up an alcohol marker in a little pot and then not wanting to waste it, because it's blue.. that's my fave colour. So I dribbled it on Yupo paper and added some gold splatters to it, for some gorgeousness. This was then simply added to a card base, trimmed down and bam, done!
The whale and the sentiment strip were adhered with liquid adhesive and with that, the second card was done too. Easy peasy, whaley squeezy!
Well, I hope you have enjoyed these cards and this post! I'll be back soon with more crafting shenanigans!
Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica