Saturday, June 29, 2019

Scrapping for Less ~ June 2019 Flavor of the Month ~ Under the Sea Babies

Where is your most favorite place in the world? 
Well other than Ireland (oh how I love that country...another story for another day), my favorite place would be the beach and the ocean. I love and am fascinated by anything and everything that has to do with sand and saltwater! So let's dive deep and see if we can spot any Under the Sea babies in that wonderful blue ocean water. Dive on through the hop and SEA what our fabulous designers brought to the surface for you! Make sure you visit the Scrapping for Less website to grab your kit of "Under the Sea Babies" and you too can get lost in an ocean of cards. Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize! ~ Teresa, SFL Co-Owner

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Here's a quick look at the June 2019 Under the Sea Babies card kit...

The June 2019 Under the Sea Babies card kit is my absolute favorite card kit!!
So many adorable images to stamp and color and the papers are amazing!!

Collection One: Sea Babies
I love this beautiful little mermaid... so much that I used her for my Sneak Peek this month... and she paired up so well with the adorable papers in the collection. This card came together so quickly by using the papers and card stock for my layers along with the second sketch. I added the washi across the front of the card and then popped up the white die cut circle. I stamped the mermaid with Gina K. Amalgam Jet Black ink, heat set it and then colored away. I pulled my color choices from the papers I chose for the card. I fussy cut her leaving a skinny border and adhered her to the side of the circle die. Easy peasy!

Supplies used (not found in the kit):
Copics ~ E000, E00, E21 (skin); RV02, RV34, RV63 (hair); BG10, BG13, 
BG23, B0000, B000, B02 (top/tail)
Gina K. Amalgam Jet Black ink cube
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large dies

Collection Two: Neon Sea Life
How stinking cute is that octopus!?! 
Oh my goodness... this adorable octopus is cut from a die that is included in the Banana Split Subscription. I just love it!! I die cut some Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper and used the Daniel Smith Watercolor dots, also included in the Banana Split Subscription, to watercolor.... so fun and I love how it turned out! I cut and adhered all of my layers onto a Limeade card stock base. I die cut a wonky stitched oval from white card stock and popped it up on the card with foam tape. I then stamped the cute little fish and octopus with Gina K. Amalgam Jet Black ink, heat set it and watercolored them, as well. I fussy cut them and then added all the little sea creatures to the card using liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Sentiment Stamp set included in the Banana Split Subscription onto Blu Raspberry card stock using VersaMark watermark ink and then heat embossed a fine white embossing powder. I popped up the sentiment on the card and added a couple google eyes from my stash to the octopus... so cute!

Supplies used (not found in the kit):
MFT Wonky Stitched Oval die
Watercolor Brush pen
Brutus Monroe Alabaster Ultra Fine embossing powder
Doodlebug All Eyes on You Shape Sprinkles

Collection Three: Sea Creatures
This card was so fun to create and it almost has a patriotic feel with the colors and the stars... a fun bonus to my card! LOL! I cut the fun papers from the collection and adhered them to a 4-1/8 x 5-3/8" piece of white card stock and then adhered it to a Black Licorice card base. I set the card aside and inked up the super cute otter and had fun coloring him up! So fun! I fussy cut him and then got to thinking that he'd be cute holding one of those starfish from the patterned paper, so I fussy cut one out and using my craft knife to make a slit around the otters front legs I was then able to insert the starfish. I added a tiny bit of glue to the starfish to help it lay down... so cute! 
I set him aside and added some mesh from the collection to the card using a little bit of multi medium matte just in a few random places so the mesh isn't flat.... gives it some fun dimension!  I then adhered the cute otter to the card along with a bunch of sequins. I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with a banner die that I trimmed off the left side and then popped it up on the card. And for my final touch for this one, I bent the wire embellishment into the shape of a heart and adhered it with a few tiny dabs of multi medium matte.

Supplies used (not found in the kit):
Copics ~ E42, E43, E44, E47
Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Collection Four: Sea Buddies
I love to color turtles!! I think it's because I love my greens and blues... Lol! I just adore these sweet turtles in the Sea Buddies stamp set by Scrapping for Less!! So cute and so fun to color!
I cut all my patterned papers for the background to my design and adhered them to a Blu Raspberry card base. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the turtles... now the shell on my larger turtle for some reason got messed up when I started coloring - the black ink bled - so I stamped it again and colored it separately, fussy cut it out, and adhered it over the messed up turtle shell. I'm actually glad that the first shell messed up because I love the dimension the additional shell gives to the turtle. I die cut a couple of circles from white card stock and then blended a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink over the Bubble Stencil that's included in the collection... love the dimension it gives to the turtles! And speaking of dimension... I popped up the turtles with some foam tape, as well!

Supplies used (not found in the kit):
Copics ~ G12, G24, G28, BG10, BG23
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large dies
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

I sure hope you've enjoyed the cards I've shared today.

Your next stop on the hop is... Stacy

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See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,


  1. Love all of your cards, but the octopus is awesome!

    1. Thank you so much! The octopus is my favorite too! :)

  2. I am so glad that I subscribe to the banana split selection, because that octopus die is adorable. The papers in this kit are so cute that I am going to have a tough time choosing!

  3. I really love the octopus! All the cards are beautiful.

  4. All of the cards are great, but the sea turtle...just too cute !

  5. LOVE what you did with the otter and mesh! Very COOL look! Amazing job on all of your cards!

  6. Great cards, love the otter! TFS!

  7. All are darling but I LOVE That octopus! SOOOO CUTE!

  8. Super cute cards! Love all of them! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Excellent cards and I appreciate all the detail you go into when you describe how you make them (especially the Copic numbers because sometimes I'm at a loss on how to start picking the colors!). Thanks for your work!!

  10. Cute cards. I like your choice of papers. Love the octopus and sea turtles.

  11. Great cards! Love the papers, stamps and dies! The sea turtles are adorable!

  12. These cards are adorable...Thank you for sharing!

  13. I love how you used the mesh on the otter card, and the adorable eyes on the octopus!!