Friday, July 19, 2013

Michael Strong Sea themed Blog Hop

You must have arrived here
with her wonderful artwork
showing what to do with
There is more.....
just scroll down!

Here is my accordion card: Sea You!
I used the Sizzix accordion 3d flip card die
to make the card.

These are the stamps I have used for this card:
* Michael Strong's mini sea star
* Michael Strong's mini fish
* Michael Strong's mini shell
* Michael Strong's steam from the coffee cup set
* Michael Strong's alphabet stamps
* Stampin Up! dots stamp
* Judikins bubbles
There are 4 panels in this card.
The front and the back are beach pannels
and the middle to are the sea.

I want to share with you how I made them
starting with the beach panels.

This is what you nees:
Post it note
blender tool

Start with tearing the post it note curvy way.

Stick the note on top of the sand panel
starting at the bottom of the panel.
Use the blender tool to color the bottom.

Move the posted note a little bit further
up and color with the blender tool.

Keep on moving the post it note and
keep on coloring with the blender tool

and this is what you end up with.
Now you can stamp on it and finish of the panel.

The sea panel has a different background.
Though if you make it like above in blue
you also have a fun sea background.

For this background I used distress ink
and here is what I did:

First stamp your fish stamp in
versamark and emboss with white embossing powder.

For the direct to paper technique I used 
broken china distress ink with some pearl
glimmemist. Dab your paper, dry it with 
the heat gun and dab again and dry until
you are satisfied with the background.
The fish keeps on coming through the ink.

Spray the background lightly with water
and dry with heatgun for an even  better water effect.

Cover the fish with a post it and
stamp the steam over the fish.

  This wah the fish will be in front of the weed.
A stampd an extra fish and embossed it in silver,
cut it out and attached it with a foam tape in
between the other fish.
Now that I made this panel to show you how I made
the background, I did not want to waste it and 
made another card with it. The bubbles are tiny plastic pearls 
glued to the background with glossy accent.

I hope you all have a lovely and creative summer
and hope for some more inspiration to my friend
 were she also has some wonderful ideas for you.

Have a creative day!


Inge said...

Prachtige kaarten, Hetty. Super!

Unknown said...

Love the album and the card. The backgrounds are beautiful! Thanks for organizing the blog hop.

CarlavdM said...

Dit is een kaart met een hoog WAUW-gehalte Hetty.....I lUV IT!

CraftyJo said...

Hetty these are both wonderful items for the blog hop - what a great use of the coffee steam too! Very inventive.

Beth said...


I love the way you made the sand. I never would have thought of that.

Heidi said...

What a beautiful card! Love the techniques!

Rosie Guiher said...

What a great card. I love how you did the backgrounds with the fish and sand. Great tutorial also! Nice blog hop.

Carolyn said...

So pretty Hetty - TFS and Thanks for explaining too!!

Michael said...

Thank you Hetty for inspiring all of us to do our best work! Your accordion card is magnificent!

Jan Castle said...

Your sand and water backgrounds are GORGEOUS...wonderful and sea worthy card Hetty!!!
Paper Hugs,

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fabulous Hetty!!! The colors are fabulous- love your visuals with the techniques- the coffee steam behind the fish is soooo awesome : )

chaoscorner said...

This card is fantastic Hetty - a lot of work but very effective. Am certainly going to have to try this one.

Miranda said...

hetty, wat een mooi kunstwerk. en wat super dat jer meteen weer een beschrijving voor ons bijdoet!! dank je wel

groetjes miranda (miepeke) said...

Oh Hetty... You always do the most amazing things with these stamps!! the Steam is amazing.. Thank you so much for the step by step.. I have learned so much.. I need to become active in the group again!! So glad I stopped by!!

Laura said...

Your sea themed accordion card is beautiful, Hetty! Thanks so much for the tutorial. You always have such a creative eye for detail, making your cards PERFECT!! Thanks again! Hugs, Laura

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous idea and beautifully done, love the card and it's colours.