Seahorse Birthday Card using Local King Sea Life Stamp Set!
Today, I am sharing a Birthday card I made for my Uncle. Cards for the men in our lives are always a challenge aren’t they? My Uncle is an artist and the sea has been the focus of a majority of his paintings. I felt that a card with a “Sea” type theme was a good choice.
- Using Local King Sea Life (5) Stamps, color Seahorse stamps with markers and stamp on GLOSSY paper. The blending of colors will not work on matte or absorbent paper. Fussy cut both Seahorses and put aside.
- On matte, white cardstock, create background with 3 different colors of Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pads. I used Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet. Apply random drops of water to activate the Distress Oxide Inks – this helps further the impression of water.
- Stamp Techniquejunkies Sea Waves Stamp #S628 background waves in Tsukineko Versafine Ink Pad Deep Lagoon.
- Cut random “seaweed” shapes from matte white paper and color to taste (I used Tombow Dual Brush Pens markers in Olive and Brown tones. Attach to card with Liquitex Matte Gel Medium.
- Attach seahorses with tape dots
- Stamp the sentiment from Darcie’s Heart and Home #POL2016 Ocean Pals Stamp Set
- I finished the card by applying random small dots from a white paint pen.
If you haven’t used any of the Local King stamps with their awesome technique of coloring the stamp with markers, head over to their site Local King Rubber Stamps. They have lots of great videos!