Hey there, Cheryl here…thanks for coming by! I have a card today using one of the BRAND NEW dies from KatScrappiness. Her very own dies! And they’re adorable!!! Check out what I did with the Stitched Dolphin Dies.
I started out by playing with some Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China, Faded Jeans, and Cracked Pistachio and created a watery looking background. I went back and forth numerous times till I got what I was hoping for…never know with water, lol! I then cut the piece with a KS Embossed Large Nested Rope Dies. I arranged the two KS Stitched Dolphin’s Dies where I wanted them and ran through my Big Shot. I added acetate on the back side and created wells to fill with seed beads from my stash. I chose a clear glass color. Then added foam tape and covered over the wells with more acetate. That’s the best way for me to keep them in and line up the card front easier to the card base.
I didn’t want to just throw away the dolphin cut outs, so I cut again with a pearlized ivory colored cardstock and offset them just a bit. I added foam squares to the backs right behind the head and used liquid glue at the tails. It appears they’re jumping off the card front, lol. I offset these enough to see the shaker bits from underneath. I love the sound of shakers as much as seeing the bits shake about, lol. I added a black sticker dot for the eyes.
I then took a piece of the same pearlized cardstock and die cut using the same rope dies only a smaller one. I then lined it back in the die and shifted it to get a square and did a partial die cut. I chose a blue ink to match the background and stamped a sentiment from my stash that I thought fit nicely with the theme of the card. I popped it up with foam squares.
I then went in with some KS Blue Waters Jewels Sequin Mix and the muted silver color from the Sangria Masquerade Sequin Mix and scattered them about. I also added a few drops of Grey Mist Nuvo Jewel Drops here and there to look like water drops. I finished by brushing a bit of Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker by Spectrum Noir to add a bit of glimmer to the dolphins. I then added the entire piece to an A2 size card base of Neenah Solar White in the 110 pound weight.
And that’s it. Hope you like my project and will head over to KatScrappiness and check out the supplies I linked above and find lots more awesome things! Happy shopping and happy crafting!