Whale, Hello There

For my team swap for June, I CASE’d a card which was one of the display samples at the Toronto OnStage Local in April 2017, which I found via Pinterest. I used the new Message in a Bottle stamp set showing the whale and the mermaid. There are lots of cute little images in this stamp set, one of my other favourites is the little octopus – with his crazy little legs going everywhere. All the images are designed to fit inside the bottle, and I even love the little cork to seal the bottle.

I’ve teamed the whale in a bottle with the new Foil Frenzy DSP – love this paper!! It’s so shiny. There are three different patterns in the pack – a scattered dotty pattern, a zig-zag chevron pattern and a striped pattern. Each pattern comes in four different colours – Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango.

The whale in the bottle is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock, which I then cut out with one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I placed the oval slightly off-centre to leave room for the sentiment: Whale, Hello There. The base cardstock, whale and sentiment are all Tranquil Tide – one of the new InColors.

I didn’t get a chance to stamp the inside of the card for the swaps I did, as I was quite sick before the team meeting (and surprised I made it at all!). But afterwards when I was feeling better I got a chance to finish the inside of my sample card I had left over. I used the cute little mermaid since she looks like she’s waving hello. The sentiment is from the Lift Me Up stamp set – I used a Stampin’ Write Marker to only colour part of the sentiment as the full stamp says Just a note to lift your spirits which I shortened to Just a note.

The mermaid was coloured using the Watercolor Pencils and to add some gorgeous shimmer I used the clear Wink of Stella over her hat, hair, shells and tail. The effect is hard to capture in a photo but it looks so good in real life.

I posted this card to a friend as a bit of #happymail. I love receiving cards and letters (anything other than bills!) and it’s nice to share a bit of happiness with something as simple as a card.

Astrid Bealing About Astrid Bealing
I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010. I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.

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