I cannot believe that we are on the last day of August. Time seems to just be flying. I hope that you are all enjoying these last few days of Summer.
My card today features two darling narwhals. There is something so captivating about these sea creatures. It is believed that the narwhal’s horn was what first spawned the legend of the unicorn. I had the opportunity to see one up close earlier this Summer and I could certainly see why. The horn is actually a modified tooth and can range from 4 to 10 feet long. That concludes the educational portion of today’s post. On to the card!
These whales and sentiment are from The Alley Way Stamps. These are my first stamps from this company and I am very pleased. I will certainly be ordering from them again. I feel like the stamps gave a clear impression and man are they cute.
I started by stamping these darling whales on Neenah Solar White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then started coloring these guys with my Copic markers.
I really took my time blending my coloring with my Copics. I blended over and over and then made little dots with darker colors. I really wanted a dark blue to white under belly.
I fussy cut the whales and then added White Opal Liquid Pearls on the spots. Then I added Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls on the eyes and then added white Gelly Roll dot acents. Because I simply cannot make a card without glitter; I added Crystal Stickles on the horns.
To create the background used the smooshing technique with Distress Inks. Here is another example of Smooshing. To begin, I rubbed ink in Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry directly onto my Ranger Craft Sheet. I then spritzed the ink with water. I then picked up the ink with a sheet of acetate. This method allows you to place the ink where you would like it. You can do one color at a time or, as I did here, multiple colors.
I added really crazy glitter paper on my card and then secured my Smooshed panel to the glitter panel. I adhered my whales using foam tape. The sentiment was stamped using Memento Grape ink.
This was a fun card and my daughter is requesting a pink narwhal card so we shall see.
Stamps: Something’s Fishy, Little Fellas & All Washed Up – The Alley Way Stamps
Paper: Neenah Solar White & Glitter Cardstock – Recollections
Ink: Tuxedo Black & Grape Memento Ink, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean & Dusty Concord Distress Ink – Ranger
Copic Markers: 0, C0, C1, C3, C5, B01, B02, B04, B21, B24, B26, B29
Other: Gelly Roll White Pen, White Opal & Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls, Crystal Stickles – Ranger