Thursday, June 16, 2016

Oceans of Joy Card

This week over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday, our "twist" is to add buttons. I thought it would be a cute idea to use clear buttons as underwater bubbles with this whimsical image "My Fish" from this month's sponsor Ppinkydolls. You can find it and many other adorable digis here:
The card base is a cream A2 card. To make the water, I heavily spritzed some watercolor paper with water and then added some Pearl Ex "Duo Green Purple" and "Turquoise" powders by sprinkling them on. I spritzed the paper again, moved things around to spread the water a bit more and let it dry. I then added a few sprays of the turquoise powder I had mixed with water in a spray bottle to add just a little more texture to the layers of color. 
For the digi, I sized her up and added an offset file around her to do a print and cut of her using my Silhouette Design Studio software. I colored her with Copic and MEXPY markers.
I used a sponge to add some color to the sky behind the ocean. Then I die cut and embossed a shell and sand dollar from a Cuttlebug set. I added the clear buttons using micro glue dots. 
For the inside, I stamped a sentiment onto cream cardstock and die cut it using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rounded rectangle die. Then I die cut some more of the watercolor paper with a larger size of the same die. I added a shell from the Cuttlebug set I used for the sand dollar and shell on the front of the card. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Whimsie Doodles: Life's a Beach
Seize The Birthday 2W Birthday + Optional Topping: Anything Goes (W1 of 2) 
Cutie Pie Challenge - M, 2nd Monday, must be "cute" - (June) Cute + Water


  1. Oh, Carrie, how clever to use clear buttons for bubbles! I will be on a hunt now for clear buttons :) I love the background your created and the way you added the sentiment to the inside. Great card!

  2. I like that clear button idea, too, Carrie! Very clever! I just love the way she's riding the waves!

  3. So cute, Carrie! I love the way you made the sky and the ocean.

    1. Carrie, this would be perfect for the Whimsie Doodles June Beach/Ocean Challenge.

  4. This is gorgeous, Carrie! Love the sweet image, your beautiful waves, and awesome die-cuts! Cute use of the clear buttons too!

  5. Great way to use clear buttons, and I love the sentiment! Thanks so much for playing at Seize The Birthday :)

  6. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Whimsie Doodles. Love the card and the ocean bubbles - Karen, DT

  7. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Whimsie Doodles. Love the card and the ocean bubbles - Karen, DT

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  9. Really cute underwater scene. Love the clear buttons as bubbles. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  10. What a fun and beautifully colored scene!!

    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday!


  11. A really nicely done water scene. Very creative to use the buttons in that way. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you again.

  12. Great card!!! I love the layout. Thanks for sharing with us over Whimsie Doodles. Good luck!!! Patricia

  13. Adorable card.Thanks for sharing with us at the Cutie Pies :)
    Wendy xx