by Jinny Newlin
Morning, y'all! It's Jinny here, on this beautiful, summer morning, to share a playful, under-the-sea, watercolor card. It was inspired by the new I'm a Narwhal stamp set and coordinating dies from our May 2017 Release. Enjoy!
I started this card by adding blue and green watercolor puddles to a watercolor paper, card base and splattering it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints. Once it was dry, I stamped, from top to bottom, a gradient of Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, and Not Quite Navy waves across the background.
I then watercolored a blue gradient onto a watercolor paper, Festival Tag die cut; stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with bubbles which would later be filled in with Glossy Accents for texture and shine; and popped it up, with foam tape, in the center of the card face. A few, Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paint splatters set the stage for those darling narwhals, which were die-cut from watercolor paper; watercolored; and popped up, in their respective positions, with foam tape.
The "best fishes" sentiment was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a hand-cut, vellum banner and tucked behind the lower narwhal.