Jan 21, 2017

Smile be Happy!

Hello Friends!
Darlene with you today and I can't express how much fun I had creating today's card.  I purchased these dies from the Dies R Us Store at the end of summer and now that the holidays are over I finally have a chance to play with them. 

I just loved this Memory Box Graceful Branch Oval so once I die cut it from white card stock, I knew I needed to have a 'watery' background for my Frantic Stamper Sea Creatures Icons to swim in.  Here's a quick and easy way to create such a background.

 I cut a piece of white card stock the same size as my branch oval die cut panel.  First you'll want to ink it up using a lighter shade of blue then sponge the upper portion with a darker shade of blue.  Viola!

The other dies I have used in my creation are the Frantic Stamper Shoreline Reeds and the adorable Elizabeth Craft Rocky the Crab.  Faux stitching was done to bring attention to the ocean view panel.
Memory Box - Dies - Graceful Branch Oval
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Rocky the Crab

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Frantic Stamper - Dies - Shoreline ReedsFrantic Stamper - Dies - Sea Creatures Icons
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  1. Awe so cute and fun. Love all of those dies. Fab background. Simply delightful


  2. So FUN! What an awesome card and scene you have created! LOVE every single one of the dies used.....back to the store I go lol

  3. Oh my, what a fun card you have for us today! The Graceful Branch Oval makes a perfect setting for an underwater scene... who would've thought! The little crab and his friends are just so adorable too!

  4. Oh my goodness if anything will bring a smile it is this card, that is just way too cute!!

  5. Wonderful thinking outside the box and using the branch oval for a sea card. Very colorful, bright and cheery. Thanks for the tips on making the background behind the branches.

  6. What a fun card Darlene! Such a lovely, bright scene you have created, I love it!

  7. Darlene, OH MY! I love this underwater scene you have created! and just after I went snorkeling! I love the water!



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