Beauty of the Deep

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Today’s card features the Beauty of the Deep stamp set and dies. This is a fun and easy set to play with. I’m a Pisces and anytime Stampin’ Up! comes up with sets that have beach and ocean themes I always find myself gravitating towards them! I was eager to use the pretty new color, Azure Afternoon, as the main color and also used a few other new colors.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base: Cut a piece of Azure Afternoon cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut another piece at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and use a blending brush to create the background. Lightly blend Azure Afternoon ink at the top half and apply more heavily on the bottom half.
  • Stamp the large seaweed image in the lower left corner with Pecan Pie ink.
  • Stamp the long leaf image with Azure Afternoon ink three or four times on the right side, stamping off each time before stamping. Vary the height of the leaves.
  • Cut a 3″ square piece of Calypso Coral cardstock and run through die cutting machine using the coral die. Adhere as shown with small dots of liquid glue. You can also use an adhesive sheet as another option by backing a piece onto the cardstock before running through the die cutting machine, peeling off the paper and adhering to the piece.
  • Stamp the sea anemones several times with Moody Mauve ink around the images at the bottom of the card.
  • Stamp two of the small fish with Copper Clay ink. Stamp striped fish with Blueberry Bushel ink. Randomly stamp the sand/speckle image with Azure Afternoon ink all around the piece.
  • Stamp greeting from the Charming Sentiments stamp with Azure Afternoon ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and run through die cutting machine with coordinating die from the Sentiment Silhouettes dies. Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhere stamped piece to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Cut another piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to inside of card.

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