The August release for Kindred Stamps is almost here! I had the pleasure of working with Sea Friends, a set full of fun ocean creatures and sentiments. In fact, my daughter wanted to color up the images first! I think she did a great job! (She is 4 and LOVES to use my Copic markers.)
This set has the perfect sentiment for scrapbooking that first day of school! Or, in my case, as a surprise lunchbox note for my daughter's first day school! I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Envelope die, double cutting the heart for the flap to make it sturdy. I only glued the base of the heart so the envelope flap could be slipped underneath to hold the envelope closed.
I did clear emboss little fish in the background and attempted to ink a wave through a stencil onto the background, but you can't see those details. I think since the background is both shiny and glittery, those elements were lost in the shuffle. The sandy ocean bottom was created by tearing a piece of kraft cardstock.
To give our clown fish some company, I added a couple shells to the sea floor. Then I simply stamped her name on a scrap of paper and glued to the front of the envelope and tucked in her lunchbox!
No surprise, she loved the note! "Because you love me, right?" Yes, sweets, because I love you. xo
For this ocean scene, I had purchased a new medium to play with and I LOVE the effect! The magical product is Liquitex Professional Gloss Gel, Medium. It is typically used with acrylic paints, but retains a glossy finish with brushstrokes and peaks. So when I stumbled across it on Amazon, I instantly thought OCEAN!! This card was supposed to be a gel shaker, like this, but I didn't have the right size bag to fit in the window and my Fuse tool didn't create a tight enough seal to retain the gel. Then I remembered buying this Gloss Gel and I am SO glad that I did! Look at that beautiful "wet" texture! I sprinkled in the confetti. It goes on a milky white but dries crystal clear. I promise, you need this in your stash! Just think of the possibilities!!
I watercolored the images for this scene, so the colors would be softer. I added a pop of coral to the scene for added eye candy. ;)
We have six new stamp sets, new shaker packs, and a couple new stencils coming out Friday, August 24th 11AM EST at Kindred Stamps, that we think you'll fall in love with as much as we have! Come join us on our team's blog hop for a chance to win a $10 store credit; make sure you leave comments on each blog to be entered. Join our Facebook Fan Club to be kept in the loop about giveaways, share your projects, and see all of ours!
Marcia (you are here)
Thanks again for joining along! I'm sure you can think of so many fun uses for this set! There will be a digital image of a girl in braces available to anyone that purchases this set! Make sure to look for the companion shaker pack too when you are shopping on Friday; it has little fish sequins in it! Until next time, keep swimming! xo
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