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 ask.com 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 ask.com 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...
- 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