Friday 24 June 2022

Under the Sea

Hello and Welcome
Today's card is featuring this beautiful stencil called Big Seaweed.  
It is part of a series of stencils released this month featuring a beach/ocean theme.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a white cardstock panel and laid the Big Seaweed stencil over my paper.
  • I decided to ink it up using some Brusho, so I sprinkled a few onto a piece of acetate, sprayed with water to activate, then using a baby wipe, I inked over the stencil by dipping the wipe into the wet ink and pressing over the stencil.  The Brushos give such vibrant colours to anything.  Be sure not to use a lot as they go a long way.
  • When the panel was dry, I used a blending brush to add some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and then I splattered with my black Posca pen.
  • Next, I used a circle die and cut it from the center of the inked panel.
  • I placed the circle into my Misti and stamped the sentiment near the bottom of the circle.
  • I stamped the little fish from a set by Lawn Fawn, die cut them out and coloured them with the left over Brushos on the acetate sheet and a wet paintbrush.
  • I glued the stenciled piece onto a heavy white card base, then pop dotted the circle back into place.
  • I pop dotted the little fish over the sentiment as well.

Here is the stencil I used:
Big Seaweed

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Unicorn Challenge- MONOCHROMATIC
Simon Say Mon.- SOMETHING THAT STARTS WITH 'S' (seaweed)

Stamps- Everyday Circle Tags (Avery Elle); Mermaid for You (Lawn Fawn)
Inks- Versafine Clair, Brushos, DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (ACLD); Infinity Circle die (HA); Posca pen;
TE Blending Brushes


  1. What a great technique Karen using the Brushos and wiping them over the stencil to transfer the wet colour which looks so bright and pretty Karen, and the circle cut from the piece with the added sweet little fish and sentiment and pop dotted back into place gives wonderful dimension. A gorgeous card. x

  2. What a wonderful sense of movement, Karen! What a great way to use Brushos! I can't wait to try it! This is a perfect place for these fish to play!

  3. Dipping and smooshing is one of my favorite ways to add color, Karen! But WOW are those Brushos going the extra mile with variation and texture!
    So cool!

  4. What a cute card! I like the bright blue and the seaweed effect is really cool and unique. Thanks for playing at Time Out Challenges!
    - Shauna

  5. Hi Karen, this is fabulous love the brusho use.... need to play more with mine.


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