Hello everyone! Justin Adkins here, and today I am sharing my 2nd and final project as the February Heffy Doodle Guest Designer! I had an idea for the Oceans of Love stamp set that was a bit non-traditional, and it involved a rainbow of colors!
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First, I stamped out each of the critters from the Oceans of Love stamp set, a handful of detail stamps, colored them up with Copic Markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I then set them aside to work on my card.
I grabbed a slimline card die from my stash, where there are 5 offset rectangle windows die cut, and used that to die cut a 8.5 inch by 3.5 inch piece of white cardstock. I then cut out (5) 1.5 inch by 3 inch pieces of white blending cardstock, which would fit perfectly into each of the windows die cut out. I adhered my white slimline die cut directly onto a 8.5 inch by 3.5 inch backing piece so I could adhere my items together more easily.
I blended up my small rectangles with (1) color of Distress Ink each: Candied Apple, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, and Salvaged Patina. Then, I placed the Bubble Waves stencil over each of the panels and blended a darker Distress Ink on top: Barn Door over Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin over Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed over Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn over Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers over Salvaged Patina. I adhered each rectangle into place, in standard rainbow order.
The final piece I needed to put together was my sentiment. Using watercolor safe Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink, I stamped out the sentiment “Sending you oceans of love”. I then used Candied Apple, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron & Salvaged Patina Distress Inks to watercolor a rainbow ombré over the sentiment. I fussy cut the sentiment out and set it aside.
Using liquid adhesive and foam tape, I adhered all the elements to my card. I also used some iridescent half bubbles to my project to give an embellished bubble effect. And my card was completed!
Here is a condensed list of products used in this project:
Other Products Used:
Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Salvaged Patina & Peacock Feathers
Slimline Staggered Rectangles Die
Iridescent Bubble Embellishments by Studio Katia
Copic Safe Black Ink
Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
Thank you so very much for stopping by the Heffy Doodle Blog today to check out my slimline project! I hope this card leaves you inspired to put some traditional color spins on some of your favorite sets!
I also want to extend a huge thank you to Heffy Doodle for the opportunity to guest design for this amazing company during the month of February!
I hope you’ve loved my projects just as much as I’ve loved making them!