Saturday, July 4, 2015


Hey, everybody, Anni here!
It is very hot in Germany right now (37 Grad Celsius what is about 98 grad Fahrenheit) and we are melting... So we need some Underwaterlove!

I wanted to do some inlaid die cutting with the new cool post stamps frame die from the set Magical Frame. So I looked for critters that would fit in the frame and the Underwaterlove set was perfect for it. The jelly fish is from the Sending Sunshine Kit.

  • At first I die cutted four frames and arranged them on my card. I decided where the frames should fit into each other and did some die cutting again. If you are not familiar with the technique Inlaid Die Cutting here you can find a video to show you.
  • Then I stamped and color the sea critters and colored them with Copics and I added some color to the background by sponging it.
  • I stamped and heat embossed the sentiemnt and cut it into a banner.
  • After that all I had to do is assembe the card.

  • I used a blending tool to add color to the background behind the creatures. To protect them I used masking fluid for the first time and was very happy with the result. At first I wanted to cut masks out of paper but that would have been very difficult especially for the octopus. With the masking fluid it was much easier.
  • No place to put your sentiment? Stamp on some extra cardstock and cut it into a banner. Black cardstock males it pop even more.

Next week is release week - woohoo! And Christine will surprise you again with some cute, elegant, versatile and fabulous stamps.