Monday, September 16, 2013

Ahoy Matey

Here's my card for the first Waltzingmouse Fanatics challenge.  I've missed playing along in the weekly Waltzingmouse Stamps sketch challenges, so I was happy to see this challenge blog start up.

I used my all-time favorite Waltzingmouse set for my card, Half Pint Heroes, and turned the sketch into an ocean scene featuring the set's submarine image.  The sub was colored with a combination of Copic markers and a silver gel pen.  The largest porthole is covered with a clear dome sticker for a glass-like look. 

The cutout sub image is adhered to a blue cardstock panel with a freehand cut wavy edge.  I layered two torn kraft cardstock strips at the bottom of the panel to look like a sandy patch and added a trio of stamped and colored fish.  The panel is adhered to a dotted aqua panel "sky," then set on an aqua card base.  After considering a few different placement options, I stamped the "ahoy matey" sentiment on a strip of aqua cardstock and adhered it to the dotted paper panel above the sub image to finish the card. 

Materials Used:
Half Pint Heroes stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); white cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Kraft cardstock, Aqua Mist patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); clear dome sticker (Michaels); silver gel pen (Pentel); foam tape


  1. Oh
    You always have the cutest cards...
    But, this might be my all time favorite!!!
    Even over my fave animals like giraffes, even over super clever ones -- & cheeky ones -- & sweet ones!!!

    This is just

    Love everything about this sweet & fun card!!!
    Sure to delight the recipient!!!! :))

  2. Oh this is just delightful! I'm so glad you decided to play along with our challenge - hope you'll be back to play often :-)
    Waltzingmouse Fanatics DT

  3. Love it! I think you make wonderful cards with this set - so jolly! I'm really pleased that you were able to join in with our first challenge. I do hope you'll be back soon!


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