Sunday 16 August 2015


Hi, this is my second post today.  Scroll down for my lighthouse card.

This card uses the Aquatic cue word at CASology, this week's Muse card and the colors at Color Throwdown - aqua, blue and grey.  I used my new and cute-as-a-button Make a Splash set from Clearly Besotted.

From Michelle's Muse card, I took the basic layout, flipping it upside down; the white-on-white layers; the circular element; the die-cut word and while I didn't have a streamer/balloon string, I did use the water droplets in a similar pattern.  

I sponged some Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers ink onto a scrap piece of white card before white embossing the ripples.  I then took some of the unused sponged piece and die-cut the word and the droplets which I'd white embossed.  I cut a circle from a white panel and popped that up on the card base using foam tape.  

The dolphin was colored with Copics and I had intended to put him on an action wobbler, but completely forgot - doh!  I'll have to see if I can lift him off the card because I think an action wobbler behind him would be a fun touch.

The die-cut word is stacked onto five white layers, giving it lots of dimension.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Make a Splash (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Accessories:  Make a Splash dies, Wet Paint Cuts III die (PTI), Pierced Circle Stax die (MFT), White EP, Copics


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Color Throwdown and CASology.


Hannelie said...

That little dolphin steals my heart whenever I see it! Your card showcase the little guy in a beautiful way Karren!
Thanks for joining Casology!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my goodness this is sooooo cute! I love this little guy!

Ardyth said...

Adorable! I love the splashes! So glad you joined us at Muse and CASology this week!

Jen W. said...

Karren, this is so darn cute! Love your gorgeously shaded dolphin and perfectly sponged background! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Karren
Hugs Sylvie x

Unknown said...

Super cute! An action wobbler would be a fun touch!

Joan Ervin said...

Your little dolphin is just tooo cute....such an adorable design!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Just too adorable!! Always love your creations!

Deni(se) said...

How sweet is this?! Love your colors and the little details of the water droplets and the surface of the water itself.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

FUN card! Love those water splashes!

Anonymous said...

Hey Karren!! Your card warms my heart. I love that dolphin, die cut and your blending. You did a awesome job.Thank you so much for playing us this week at CASology.

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Marika said...

What an adorable card. Love your blues! Went and looked at you supplies list and now I regret that I did NOT order that Mermaid Lagoon DI... Gorgeous!