Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Beneath the Sea...

This week the Stampendous team is creating with Graphic 45 for some Under the Sea fun!

The Graphic 45 Voyage Under the Sea collection is perfect with the new Stampendous Seashell and Mermaid Friends cling stamp sets!


I stamped the images on vellum, colored them from behind with colored pencils. One of the cool things about stamping on vellum is that you can flip the stamped image over and use the mirror image of it. 
To make the coloring on the vellum pop a bit, I added a bit of white gel pen and then scribbled over with color pencils. 

Supplies Used:

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42 comments:

Rea' said...

What a great technique... it makes the Seashell stamp pop against that Graphic 45 Steampunk Splash ( that looks like what you used :) ) ! Love your card !

Mary Holshouser said...

Love your coral.
thanks for the idea of tracing a pattern
on vellum and using it that way.
The fish look great.
The background paper is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Your Minnesota Gal, Rachel said...

Very nice. Love the sentiment!

Toni said...

Beautiful card; the design , technique and colors are so fresh! The vellum gave a 3D effect to the card and the background paper complete the design so well.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Beautiful card - how clever to use velum for the coral!

Linda Gilliam said...

Super cool technique, love the card...great job!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love these papers with these stamps - perfect!

Ina Good said...

Love the softness of the vellum with white gel pen awesome!

HelenM said...

very cool. thanks for sharing

Pam B said...

Great ideas & card!

karenajo said...

Love your image stamped on the vellum - am always looking for ideas to use vellum. Your card is spectacular !!!

barbara macaskill said...

Your fish and coral are gorgeous!! LOVE the finished card too! TFS!

Viki Banaszak said...

I love your card! It looks awesome! And the coral is perfect.

LaChelle Unger said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for the vellum technique, it has a stunning effect!

Kelly said...

Love the card!

Judy said...

Love the coloring on your images. This is a sweet card. Thanks for sharing.

Sabrina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Amanda Rhodes said...

What a great technique! Thanks for sharing!

Janelle Stollfus said...

Now that's a some fishy fun! The coral and fish combination turned out really cool. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Stampendous said...

Now that's a some fishy fun! The coral and fish combination turned out really cool. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Looks so fun!

My Kraft Kloset said...

Very cute. Love the details, patterns, and colors.

Shari said...

That background paper is beautiful. I love the coloring on the vellum too. Perfect for coral. ^_^ 💗💗💗

Kelly Kennedy said...

Cool technique. Love the colours of this card!

Carla Harrell said...

Flipping the vellum over and using the mirror image is brilliant! TFS!!

SHartl said...

Love the combination of stamps with that Graphic 45 paper as background, wow!

Sue D said...

Fabulous--I like your use of vellum.

BethW said...

Blown away by your vellum technique-I have to give it a try. This is a delightful card.

Sue Lutz said...

Oh, so adore the fish and the sentiment. Thank you!

Vee said...

So pretty!!!!

Late Blooming said...

Perfect for summer cards. thanks

Gini Williams Cagle said...

The white pen really did help the vellum pop! Great card.

Sharon Thomas said...

Absolutely love this card. Love the coral.

cghundley said...

Wonderful sea scene
and love the colors.
Carla from Utah

Carolina Kathy said...

Great card! Love how you made it with a gorgeous result! TFS!

Pam Hornschu said...

Thanks for the reminder about the vellum! Wonderful card, Wendy!

Tammy said...

What a great idea to use vellum and color with pencils. I am going to try this. Thank you.

Jean said...

BEautiful card!

MisS MiKO said...

amazing!!

Linsey R said...

Oh, that is SO cool!!! I'm in love with how you've detailed the coral with the white pen--it looks real!!! So beautiful and inspiring!! Thank you!!! :)

Michele Henderson said...

This is gorgeous! Those clown fish are adorable, and I love the way you did the coral too!
Take care!
Michele

D.Ann C said...

I never would have thought of putting the fish over printed paper, but it's fantastic!! Thanks for the fab idea!!