Hi, my lovelies! Long post today because I don't always think things through. LOL. When I started this card, I had no idea it would morph into a giant scene. I swear!
It all started with the Avery Elle Underwater Background Builder set. I knew I wanted to use the cliffs as the opening on a tri-fold card. As I was stamping, I noticed the two cliffs aligned almost perfectly so I decided to stamp them so they would wrap around to the back of the card.
Of course, it's only after all this stamping that I realized my Copics would bleed through the paper in spots (duh) so I stamped the central panel on its own piece of cardstock. That then gave me the opportunity to fancy up the back even further.
I used a few different stamps sets here: Avery Elle Underwater Friends, Underwater Background Builder, and Monkey Sea Monkey Do.
I colored the card base first, spending a lot of time layering and deepening colors to create ever more shadows. I LOVE how this turned out.
Next I colored up the front panel. Notice all the white highlights? That really made things pop. I've tried a variety of white pens but my favorite is the Posca.
After all of this coloring, I realized I had left nowhere to handwrite a note so I did a quick fussy cut of the cliffs and adhered that to the back of the front panels.
I added a belly band I created using the Lawn Fawn Shutter Card dies along with a Lawn Fawn Porthole Frame (fantastic that LF is consistent with sizing so easy to mix and match).
I sponged it with Distress Oxides for a yellow submarine effect. I created the porthole using stems from the Lawn Fawn Acorn House--totally seaweed!
Ack, it occurs to me now that I could have added acetate as a window on the porthole. OMG, that would be amazing.
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