Scrap'n Stamp Seas the Day Blog Hop

Hello to all! Today we are hopping over at Scrap'n Stamp and I think you will be wonderfully surprised with this month's creations.


Don't forget to leave your comments on each of the members blogs for your chance to win a $50.00 gift card from the Scrap'n Stamp Store.


There is also an Interactive Sale happening right now too, and you can save on a variety of products to assist you in making fun interactive projects, like my Folio below.

I was not paying enough attention when I ordered my goodies, therefore ended up with a book! 😊

Not to be defeated I decided I would use my new book as a Tutorial book. I quite like the idea that I can see the results before picking what I want to do. There have been times in the past where the wrong choice had been made - yup I do that!

So, I am adding to the pages that came with the book, physical pieces showing the look and feel of the piece. Below are a few pictures to give you an idea of what I am doing.




This picture shows the little magnets that hold the closures together on both sides of the book.


And my book cover - the back is the same technique but a different pattern. That is the fun of certain techniques, no two look alike. I have ordered a 1/4 inch glitter tape to go across the meeting point on the left side. This will take a fare amount of use (or should I say abuse), so I decided to secure the joint.


And, of course I was sidetracked while doing all of this, and I made a card from one of my backgrounds that I was doing for the book. Not to worry, I have started another one, as you can see in this picture, which also shows some of the products I used.


When I was applying the crackle paste I did so roughly to add even more texture to the ocean, which has a lot going on in the real.

 I used Arches cold press watercolour paper for this technique. I first spray paint through the stencil I am using with distress oxide sprays. 

Once dry I add the texture paste, being sure to not cover all the sprayed areas. Once the crackle paste was dry, I did spray a tad more of the blue.


I then soaked the piece by spraying with a mixture of gold perfect pearls and water which I have made up in a spritzer and set it aside to dry.

I water coloured the fish and fussy cut them out. I also stamped the seaweed using distress oxide inks and die cut. I did not like the white edges so I painted all of the die cut. I then drenched these pieces with the perfect pearl mixture as well.


To finish my card once all was dry I attached my panel to a Gina K Design card base. I then styled the die cut pieces and affixed to the card using foam squares. 

For the sentiment, it looks hard to see it in the picture, but it is fine in the real, saying "Hope to Sea you soon". I attached it using a foam strip.

I sure wish they would invent texture tv or something so you could see the textures and the shimmer the card has.

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19 comments

  1. Wow, your card is gorgeous, Kia! So many fabulous textures and colours. Your book of techniques looks amazing - super handy (and gorgeous) reference!

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  2. The fish and seaweed look wonderful. I really like your stenciling. I LOVE to stencil because it makes me feel artistic :)

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  3. LOVE what you made Deborah! I think I need to make one :)

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  4. Wow!!! This is Fantastic!!! I love your techniques book!!!

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  5. Great job, I love seeing all those techniques

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  6. Your fish card looks amazing!!

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  7. What a beautiful background! Thank you for sharing how you did this - I feel very inspired to try this myself.

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  8. WOW WOW WOW! Love the backgrounds! The fish look so cool!

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  9. Fabulous card- love your technique book and great stamps and colors you used as well! Eye candy : )

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  10. Oh my goodness! I love this background so much!!

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  11. Your book is brilliant - and such a perfect guide to techniques! I love it. And your card is gorgeous, too. Amazing work!

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  12. Great job on your book and card! Beautiful colors and designs! Love the textures on your card too!

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  13. Your underwater fish scene is gorgeous! The amount of texture and colours is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Wonderful card, love all the texture and elements.

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  15. I have done that before when ordering too. Great idea on the technique book! I just love it and your card

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  16. Your technique book turned out to be a happy accident! I love the background on your card, it is stunning!

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  17. Here here and yay for texture tv, tee hee, I'm in! I would love to see that. Great instructions. Would love to see the texture spray through a stencil, ...great idea!! Squirrel moments are usually my most favorites! Great book idea.

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  18. The book is cool, so could you make it into a scrapbook mini book? As for your card the background in so beautiful!! Seems so complicated, so thank you for breaking it down so I can think my way through it!

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  19. What a brilliant idea to create a technique book; practical and pretty! The underwater scene on the front is lovely! I don't consider your choice a mistake at all; a fabulous showcase of something I would definitely like to try!
    ~carol

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