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Today I have a card featuring Paper Smooches “Surf and turf” stamp set. I really like these stamps because I love creating ocean scenes.

I stamped the images on watercolor paper using VersaFine onyx black ink, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and then cut them with scissors. Then, I cut out two circles from watercolor paper using Martha Stewart Circle Cutter (circle dies added to my Christmas list!) and die cut the sandy hills using Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies and the waves using Mama Elephant “Ocean waves trio” dies. I die cut the clouds from the other circle using Lawn Fawn “Puffy clouds frames”.

I blended Antique Linen Distress ink for the sandy hills, Tumbled Glass for the sky and Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers for the ocean and adhered these pieces together. I cut parts from the cloud frames to make the white waves and adhered these and the other images to the scene.

For the striped background I did some masking with Post-it tape and blended Mama Elephant winter pigment ink. Then, I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using Wow Bluetiful embossing powder. Finally, I adhered the circular panel and the clouds to the striped panel and then everything to the card base.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Smooches November challenge: Giving Thanks.







Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeThanks/Thanksgiving


Pelican card


Today I have ocean scene card. I’ve used Paper Smooches “Surf and Turf” stamp set which I actually love!


I stamped all the images on Canson Montval watercolor paper with VersaFine onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water pen. For the dock I stamped Lawn Fawn “Woodgrain backdrops” on watercolor paper with Memento peanut brittle ink and colored it with Zig markers.

Then I used my brand new Big Shot die cutting machine (yay! I finally got one!!) with Mama Elephant “Ocean waves trio” dies to cut out the waves from watercolor paper. I used Peacock Feathers Distress ink for the waves and Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink for the sky. For the false stitching I used partial diecutting techinique using Lawn Fawn “Stitched borders” dies. I stamped the sentiment on the front wave with Lawn Fawn yeti (white) pigment ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder. Finally, I die cuted some clouds using Lawn Fawn “Simple puffy cloud frames” dies and adhered everything together using double sided tape, foam tape and Tombow mono multi liquid glue for the cloud frame.


I’m really happy with the result! I think I’m going to give this card to my father, because my mother used to call him pelican (in spanish there is a pun with pelican and grey-haired words!).

Thanks for stopping by!

This card is being entered into Paper Smooches September Challenge (anything goes):