Sunday, May 22, 2022

Under the Sea: Best Friends

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Howdy to all you Portal viewers from Laurie with a rolodex card for this newest swap:  Under the Sea.  I got into making rolodex cards awhile ago in a Swap Bot group I am part of, and I must say they are a lot of fun to make and keep.  This one uses:

The Sharks stamp from Lost Coast Designs
The Bubbles Border stamp from Lost Coast Designs
The Best Friends clearstamp from Carmen's Veranda

Rolodex cards come in two sizes, and this is the smaller of the two.  Small size measures 2 and 5/8" by 4" The larger sizes measures 3" by 5".  The holes for the rolodex file are located 1 and 3/4" from either end on both sizes.  

The background for my card is a gel print made with blue and green acrylic paints.  I then stamped it with the Bubbles Background stamp in a darker shade of Distress turquoise ink and heat set the ink.  When stamping Distress ink onto a painted surface, the ink takes time to dry, so heat setting it speeds up the process and gives you a nice dry surface to work with.  

The sharks were stamped onto white card stock with blue and green Distress Oxide Inks and fussy cut out.  I attached them to the card front with some foam tape and added googly eyes to each.  Little clear acrylic dew drops were glued in place to look like bubbles.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink onto a white strip of paper edged in green and affixed to the top of the card as shown.

We can't wait to see your sea themed projects for this current challenge.  Be sure to use some rubber stamping in your work and you could be the lucky winner of some free stamps!!

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