Under the Sea 🧜🏾‍♀️

Posted by Julissa Padilla on

Summer is here and the ocean is calling.  This new "Salty but Sweet" stamp set is totally done adulting and ready for the ocean!  It's so easy to make such a fun background using the "Under the Sea" digital background.  Here's a quick step-by-step of coloring these fun digital backgrounds.
 
 
Step 1.  Although I love the look of Copics, I wanted to keep the larger open space easy to color.  I combined three Distress Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon.  Mainly filling in the center with the two lighter colors, and the Mermaid Lagoon on the outside for shadowing.
 
 
Step 2.  I colored in all the green leaves and some of the coral.  The green leaves were G19 and the purple coral was BV17, BV04 & BV13.
 
 
Step 3.  I colored in the rest of the images.
- Fishes:  Y06 and B16
- Submarine:  N6, N4, N2 & B00
Coral:  BG49 & YR16
Shell: E17 & YR02
Rocks: N4 & N2
 
 
Once the background was done I used a new slimline die to trim it out. Because some of the sides were trimmed off with the die, I went back in with Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink and brought back those shadows on the side of the background.
 
 
I colored and added the beautiful mermaid and fun crab king onto the background and used the fun sentiment all from the Salty but Sweet stamp set
 
 
I used foam tape behind the background and thin foam squares behind both images.  I layered the background on a scalloped solid paper and then adhered it all to a slimline card.
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial.  Remember that many of these images can be mixed and matched with previous releases making them so much more versatile.
 
Stay Sassy & Crafty!
Jules
 
  

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