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Marine Friends with Nichol

Hello friends! Nichol here today with an underwater ocean scene card with the new Marine Friends Stamp Set and coordinating dies and Making Waves Cover Creative Cuts Die. Distress Oxide Inks in Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch are the perfect backdrop to the no-line coloring of the Marine Friends. Let's get started!

The Making Waves Cover Creative Cuts Die was die cut from smooth white cardstock and inked with Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Inks. The background was spritzed with water from a Distress Sprayer to create the oxidized look.

Once the background is completely dry sentiments from the Mini Everyday Messages and Marine Friends stamp sets were stamped on the background with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

White pigment ink was applied through a rays stencil for the "light filtering through the water" look.


Images from the Marine Friends Stamp Set were stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Fadeout Inkon3 No Line Coloring Ink, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and die cut with the coordinating dies. The following Zig Markers were used to color the Marine Friends:
Dolphins: 090 Gray, 091 Light Gray, 999 Blender, 201 Pink Haze
Fish: 060 Brown, 061 Light Brown, 999 Blender
Turtles: 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green, 201 Pink Haze
Seaweed: 041 Light Green, 053 Yellow Green
Coral: 052 Bright Yellow, 050 Yellow
Hearts: 020 Red, 021 Light Carmine
The images were adhered to the background to build the scene as shown. Glossy Accents was used on the hearts and used to create "bubbles".

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

Mama Elephant Supplies used for this project:


  1. Fantastic underwater scene!! Super cool in blue :)

  2. SO CUTE! I LOVED watching you color this up, Nichol! ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! ;)

  3. Really Adorable card!!! I love these underwater critters!!!

  4. Wonderful underwater scene! Beautiful background!


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