This birthday card was made with papers and stamps from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Collection. I really LOVE the cute fish and other sea-life from this set as well as the Hibiscus flowers! The paper collection comes with all of these wonderful scenes already created and colored for you. The only stamping and cutting I did on this card was the flowers on the front. They were colored with Picked Raspberry and Blue Lagoon Distress Inks as well as Memento Cantaloupe.
For the present, I went Steampunk / Mixed Media. The shadowbox frame is from Hobby Lobby. The metal embellishments are from Michael’s. The paper flowers were purchased in a pack from Crafts Direct, a local craft store in St. Cloud, MN.
The main image is the digi stamp Annabelle from Make It Crafty. She was printed on Gina K. Designs 120 lb. white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I then tore a rough border around the edges of the image, coloring the background with Copic Markers and Distress Inks.
The shimmery color around the edges of the stamped piece was created with Finnabair Studios Art Ingredients Lilac and Blue Opal Magic Mica Powders that had been mixed with Finnabair Studios Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel. Black gesso was applied to some of the metal embellishments and they were colored with the mica powder mixtures as well.
The flowers and leaves on the outside of the frame were made from Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies. The flowers are from the Blazing Poppy Collection and the leaves are from the Peacock Paisley Collection. They were colored with various Distress Inks.
I hope you enjoyed viewing today’s projects – they certainly were a lot of fun to create!