I started by die-cutting some Neenah solar white using the scallop die included in the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set. I used some masking tape to mask off the scallop. I used the Hills Stencil and my blending brush with some Quick-dry dye inks to create the sand. I also used the Waves Stencil to create the water scene.
I stamped the coral using Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Dye Ink in Chinese red. I stamped this a few times to make the image pop! I also stamped the fish on some Neenah solar white card stock. I colored the stripes on the fish with alcohol ink then used my precision snips to fussy cut the images. I added some glossy accents to the fish for added interest and texture.
It was really hard to capture the “gloss” on the fishies but it’s really beautiful in person.
I adhered the fishies on the background with liquid glue. I matted the slimline card base with some blue card stock and added my focal panel.
I finished my design by stamping the sentiment and adhered the bokeh sequins for added interest. Here’s another look:
I hope I’ve given you some inspiration today. The supplies I use are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by!