Whale Done - Stamping INKspirations

Hello and welcome to another Stamping INKspirations blog hop.  If you have hopped over from Jill Chapman or you are starting here with me at Craftyducky HQ, welcome, we have lots of fun projects to share with you this month!


Our theme is 'splish splash' - anything water related!  So many possibilities with this challenge but I decided to use a stamp set called Whale Done and the coordinating punch.

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Here is my project:

It's a fun bendy card - I love making this type of card as they are so easy to put together and offer lots of creative opportunities.

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The colours I used:

You will need:

14 cm x 11 cm Pool Party - scored at 7 cm

11 cm x 5.5cm Pool Party - scored at 1 cm on each end and at 5.5cm

16 cm x 3.5 cm Evening Evergreen - scored at 1 cm on each end

6.5 cm x 10.5 cm Basic White (BW) x 4 (2 front, 2 reverse)

Small pieces of BW and Blackberry Bliss

The cutting and scoring:

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The ink blending and stamping - front panels:

Step 1

Crumb Cake ink used with a blending brush and dots stamped over the top using the same colour ink.

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Step 2

Bermuda Bay ink and a blending brush.

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Step 3
I used several of the images from the stamp set to complete the background panels.

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The sentiment:

I do like a good pun don't you?  This one has been stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink.

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The waves:

I used white ink and the tip of a blending brush to create a wave effect on the two centre panels.  I also stamped some splodges using the same ink.

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To assemble:

Step 1

Adhere Evening Evergreen panel to card base using Tombow.  No need to curve the panel as this happens all by itself!

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Step 2
Adhere the two front panels using Tombow.

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Step 3
Adhere the centre panel with Tombow.

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Top tip #1:
I find it easier to position if I lay the card flat and line up the score lines, make sure the panel is level at the bottom - wonky cards are not good!

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Step 4
I stamped  a whale with Pacific Point ink and punched out.  I also die cut an extra piece of foliage using a die from Smooth Sailing with Blackberry Bliss card that I snipped into two pieces.  Adhere with Tombow.  I curled the whale a little with my poky tool and adhered with a dimensional.

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The reverse:

Panels created in the same way as the front - don't forget to leave space to write a message!!  I added only a touch on Bermuda Bay around the top of each panel.

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The envelope:

I used the same inks/method as above with blending brushes to decorate the envelope flap.

Top tip #2:

Place a piece of scrap paper under the flap to avoid making an inky mess of the envelope!  I then used various images to create a similar scene to the front and reverse panels.

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You will see below that I was having so much fun I decorated the front of the envelope too!

The completed project:

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Alternative front panel:

Whilst I was photographing my project I decided that I was not sure about the front panel.  Luckily I still had all my inks and stamps out on my desk.  I created a panel in the same way as the others for this project.  I much prefer this panel, if I had only thought of this in the first place lol!  (Panel measures 14 cm x 3 cm).

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You can also see above that my project folds flat for posting!  I hope you enjoyed my splish splash project?

Next up is Terry Hamilton who has another fun project to share.  If you get lost along the way a list of hop participants can be found below.



Thanks for hopping along with us, details of the products I used for my project can be found below.

Susan xx


Angie McKenzie  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Karen Henderson

Annette Ball  ●  Tricia Butts  ● Shel Anderson

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Mo Rootes  ●  Deb Macdowell

 Alejandra Gomez  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Teri West

Danielle Kassing  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Rebecca-Jo Unwin  ●  Jill Chapman  ●  Susan Simpson

Terry Hamilton  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

Thank you so much for looking at my Blog today.  Unfortunately I am no longer a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  SU regulations are very strict; I have to wait 3 whole months before I can rejoin again. 

If you need to order any supplies, just let me know and I will put you in touch with my crafty friend who kindly agreed to look after my lovely customers until I can become a demonstrator again.

If you would like a copy of either of the current Annual Catalogue just let me know and I will arrange for a copy to be sent to you.

Product List
Whale Done Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
£16.00
Whale Builder Punch
£17.00
Smooth Sailing Dies
£30.00
Blending Brushes
£11.25
Basic White A4 Cardstock
£9.00
Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock
£8.25
Evening Evergreen A4 Cardstock
£8.25
Pool Party A4 Card Stock
£8.25
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
£8.75
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Basic White C6 Envelopes
£7.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
£3.75
Stampin' Dimensionals
£3.75

Comments

  1. Love your bendy card and all the detail you have done! 😍

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  2. Such a fun card Susan and I love how you have achieved the wave effect x

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    1. Thanks Mo - was not sure about it but it has grown on me! xx

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  3. Wooo what an amazing tutorial! Thank you for this wonderful sharing!

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    1. Thank you Aurelie - it was fun to put together!

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  4. What a great curvy card - thanks for showing how you built up the scene.

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  5. Pretty background and fun layout for this theme!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Amazing card! Thanks for sharing such detailed instructions as well. I have not tried this kind of card yet but now I will.

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    1. Thanks Terry, very easy to make and lots of potential for adding bits and pieces!

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  7. Wonderful card! I love this fun fold!

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  8. Isn't it funny how we can create something that we like better as we work on our projects? Gives a chance to create a duplicate! Absolutely love all the sponging and the details that you put into this awesome fun fold, Susan! Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping along with us. xx

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