Sunday, June 13, 2021

Seascape for PP545

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely Claire is hosting our monthly Color Challenge.
As soon as I saw this color combo, I couldn’t WAIT to create with it! If you have visited me before, you might know that bright and cheery colors just make me happy and this combo features three of my all-time favorite colors. Whoop Whoop! 

Looking through some of my new stamp sets, I decided to use the Seascape Stamp set and coordinating Sea Life Dies to create a fun underwater scene. this card was also perfect to try out the new Layering Diorama Dies which also coordinates beautifully with the Seascape Bundle

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
This card came together pretty easily, as the die sets are really the stars of the show. I just love the added detail in the fish and the coral. I accented those pieces with Wink of Stella for some added sparkle and popped the fish and some of the coral pieces on Stampin’ Dimensionals. I heat embossed the sentiment and just love how the white embossing pops on the dark cardstock. That ribbon…oh my goodness. You would have laughed if you saw how many different ways I tried to incorporate it onto the card. In the end, I decided less was more and just added a little pop of it behind the sentiment. 

Bermuda Bay, Three Ways: I wanted to add some different shading inside the layered “window” to add some depth to the sea scene. (Ha, “depth"…no pun intended.) The top layer is simply Bermuda Bay Cardstock, with some embossed detail from the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder. The second layer is Bermuda Bay Cardstock with extra Bermuda Bay ink added to darken it a bit and the last layer is Basic White Cardstock shaded with Bermuda Bay ink for a lighter look. I opted to NOT add any dimensionals between the layers and I think the different shades really add some pop without the added bulk. 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Melon Mambo Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, cut out a “window using the Layering Diorama Dies and emboss using the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing folder
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: 3-1/4” x 3-3/4”, cut out a “window” using the next size down of the Layering Diorama Dies and add Bermuda Bay ink around the entire layer using a Sponge Dauber
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-3/4” x 5, add Bermuda Bay ink to cardstock using a Sponge Dauber in the are that will be seen through the layered dies. 
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: scrap to die cut three pieces of “coral” from the Sea Life Dies (use one full die cut and cut pieces from he other two) 
  • Melon mambo Cardstock: scrap to die cut three fish from the Sea Life dies, add a small scrap of Basic Black cardstock on the back of the fish to fill in the eyes
  • Accent coral and fish using Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Basic Black Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Versamark Ink, heat emboss using white embossing powder and die cut using a 1-7/8” circle from the Layering Circle Dies
  • Black Glitter Organdy Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”
***You can watch my Facebook Live video for more info on how to put this card together CLICK HERE!***
Finally a peek inside the card. I added a coordinating sentiment along with some of the fun images from the stamp set to “keep the party going” from the front of the card. Side note: I love those little bubbles.  

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our  Color Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with using this awesome mix of colors! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday June 18th 2021

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:  

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

Product List
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad


  1. Anne Marie, this card is FAB U LOUS!!!!!!!! I love every detail. The embossed BB is perfect to showcase your underwater scene!!!! The MM fish and the GAG coral is so pretty. The little ribbon behind your embossed sentiment is just perfect! YOU certainly made my colors shine! I hope you have a wonderful week, My Friend!

  2. Oh, I like this! You've used the colors perfectly, Anne Marie. This is bright and happy!

  3. Your card is making me re-think those diorama dies! They look so cool as a seascape with these bright colors. Great idea for the different layers of Bermuda Bay too! Have a great week!

  4. Lovely little underwater those little fishies! Such a perfect way to use Claire's colors this week!

  5. Anne Marie, I'm with Amanda... I have to give serious thought to those dies without a doubt. Your underwater scene is amazing and so happy with the bright colors. Hope you're having a wonderful week.

  6. I adored the color combo and now that I saw your card I love the combination even more! Sensational Anne Marie! Love the pink fish!

  7. What a great underwater scene Anne Marie - I love the way you obtained your three shades of Bermuda Bay and those little pink fishies just pop!

  8. Anne Marie, this is one of my favorite all time cards that you have created. I just love all the details, how boldly you used the colors, the black mat that adds depth and ties to the black sentiment circle. Gorgeous card


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Anne Marie