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Whale Wishes + Ocean Waves Trio with Nichol

Hello everyone! Nichol here today with a ocean scene card featuring the adorable new Whale Wishes Stamps and coordinating Whale Wishes Creative Cuts Dies + the Ocean Wave Trio Creative Cuts Dies. These new stamps and dies perfectly coordinate with one another to create amazing water/ocean themed scenes for cute and clever greeting cards!


To create the background of my card, I die cut the Dotted Detail frame from watercolor cardstock three times. By die cutting the frame, I am left with the perfect rectangle for the "inside scene" of my card. One rectangle will be the sunshine background and from the other two I die cut the ocean wave borders.

On the sunshine background, I applied Fossilized Amber Distress Ink and then stamped the sun rays from the Sunny Skies Stamp Set using Wild Honey Distress Ink. I applied Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks to the three water borders. I spritzed all four pieces with water from a Distress Sprayer, let the water sit for approximately 30 seconds and then blotted the pieces dry, revealing awesome distressing.

On the Salty Ocean border on the forefront of the card I stamped a greeting from the Whale Wishes Stamp Set with black ink. I added detail to the highlight areas on the large script word with the Sakura White Pen. I stamped water droplets coming off the loop in the letter "s" using the Salty Ocean Ink and added Glossy Accents for additional dimension.

I layered the ocean wave borders along the bottom edge of the sunshine rectangle.

I stamped the spray of water over the sunshine background with black ink and filled in the water droplets with the Salty Ocean Distress Marker and then covered the droplets with Glossy Accents for shine and dimension.

The whales were stamped in a crisp black ink on smooth white cardstock with a bit of color added to the the white areas with Copic Markers. I die cut the whales using the coordinating Whale Wishes Creative Cuts Dies and added a layer of Glossy Accents to really make the black "pop"! Once dry, I adhered the whales to the scene as shown.

I adhered the rectangle to a white card base and then adhered four black cardstock die cut frames around the scene to frame it up.

To watch the creation of this card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:

Thanks for joining me today!


  1. Very cute, love the water distressed look too!

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