First I stamped my puffins with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I added a little copic coloring to their beaks and a little shading to their faces and bellies. I stamped a sentiment from Puffin Party on black cardstock, heat-embossed it with white embossing powder, and trimmed it to a square label. Then I die-cut the puffins with the coordinating dies and set them aside while I worked on the rest of the card. I die-cut the Rocky Cove from Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock and blended it with distress inks in antique linen and tea dye. I used distress inks instead of oxides so I could color over it with copics and not damage the markers. The formula of oxides doesn’t mix well with copic markers and can gum up your marker tips! I used copic markers to color some of the fun details in the die and then splattered it with water and blotted off the excess.
Next I masked off the bottom of a panel of Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock and blended Do-Si-Do, Chiffon, and Catching Rays ink to create my cheery sky. I dried it with my heat gun and then masked off the sky. I blended the water using two of the newest Catherine Pooler Ink colors: Tranquil and Cove Blue! Once the panel was dry I adhered the Rocky Cove to the left side of my card and trimmed off the excess. Finally, I added my puffins and sentiments with foam mounting tape to finish the card! The Waves of Happiness release is now available over at Catherine Pooler so be sure to head over and check it out!
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