Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy Hump Day!

Can you belive it's Wednesday already? Me neither, time is FLYING by this week, I've been extra busy...dh is at a horse show without me and I've been doing some MAJOR household purging... I hope to get it all done before he comes back home!

Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow's Dustin Pike releases (and psst...don't forget today is FREEBIE WEDNESDAY! There's a lot offered today, so be sure to check it out)...

I just loved this humpback whale...isn't he just the coolest? I have to admit that I had too go to to make sure I colored him in correctly...he's actually supposed to be a DARK grey, but I wanted to go just a touch lighter... When I went to and saw a few pictures of this wonderful whale, they had a few photos of them underwater and the underwater shots were soooo beautiful, I wanted to recreate it in my card...

So I tried my hand at brayering (and you'll be seeing a little more of this from me soon)...and I think I got the look I was trying to achieve, some light shining through, underwater...I'm pretty happy with the result!

So here's the shortened instructional version:
  • Brayer water on glossy cardstock (psst, I used glossy photo paper), let dry, cut out with Nestabilities Circle, place on Labels 3 Nestabilities and outline in Stickles, let dry
  • Print, color, cut out Humpback Whale and pop dot on brayered circle
  • Add rhinestones to corner of Labels 3 and for bubbles above the whale, place aside
  • Run aqua paper through Cuttlebug Bubbles embossing folder, sponge outside edges, layer on black cardstock
  • Stamp "Happy", "Hump", and "day" on aqua paper and punch out with circle punches, sponge edges, added highlights with white gel pen
  • Place whale on card, and layer and add Happy Hump day bubbles with a few rhinestones...
Thanks for joining me today, hope you enjoy!

  • Stamps: Humpback Whale by Dustin Pike, Happy and Day by Studio G, hump by alpha set by Studio G
  • Ink: Marvy Uchida Dye ink for brayering and sponging, Memento for words
  • Paper: Glossy for brayers, rest from stash
  • Dies/Punches: Nestabilities Circle and Label 3, Circle punches (EK Success)
  • Other: Cuttlebug Bubbles Die, Rhinestones, Stickles, Pop Dots, Brayer, Sponges, White Gel Pen


SMK said...

Ahhh this is so cute! The whale is so darling :D And I love the bubbles and the textured background, and the color scheme is awesome! love it :D

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Oh Paula it is awesome!!! I never thought to use those words!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Paula and love the texture! tfs!!!

Mephisto said...

thats a wonderful Card. Like the Bubbles on it *g*


Cassie_lu said...

LOVE this card and so does my son. You really achieved the look of the sea.

Michelle said...

Beautiful job with the brayer, & that image is ADORABLE!!

Jan said...

Very creative, Paula! Love the sentiment and the embossed background - it really does look like an underwater scene!

Cheri Howard said...

Fantastic card, Paula!

POPPET said...

Loving this one the texured back looks really cool, hugs Pops x

Lelia said...

The sentiment is just perfect, Paula! It makes me laugh. Great the deets!


designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

WOW, Paula...this card is the sentiment and details on this one!