Good morning! The June release from MFT Stamps is now available and it’s full of summer must-haves!! I’ll have more to share this month using this fabulous release but I had to start off with a shark-themed card! For some reason I’ve always had a fascination with sharks…shark movies, shark books, shark trackers, etc…so when I saw the Baby Shark Die-Namics and Sharky Sentiments set I couldn’t wait to use it!! And I decided to focus on one of my favorite movies of all time that features a surprisingly lovable shark! 😉
I also have a quick video for this card that you can watch below or over at my Youtube channel:
To start I die-cut the various parts of my shark from white, black, sugar wafer (bazzill), and soft stone (pti) cardstock. On the main body I blended Hickory Smoke and Black Soot distress oxide ink to give him a little more dimension. I blended Pumice Stone distress oxide ink onto his mouth and then used copic markers in R37, R39, and R89 to color his mouth. I adhered him together and added a few accents with a white gel pen. I also stamped the clown fish from Mermazing, colored him with copic markers, and die-cut him with the coordinating die. I used YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18, T0, T2, T9, and 110 for the fish. Finally I stamped sentiments from Sharky Sentiments onto black cardstock, heat-embossed them with white embossing powder, and trimmed them down to thin labels.
For my background I blended Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot distress oxide ink onto a panel of strathmore bristol smooth cardstock. I started a little above center and blended out to the darkest colors on the edges of my panel as if the shark was swimming towards you and his tail fin was kicking up air bubbles that made it appear lighter. I let that dry for a few minutes and then I splattered the panel with water and white gouache.
Once the background panel was totally dry I adhered it to an A2 card base and added my images and sentiment. I used foam mounting tape for the shark and sentiment but regular ATG adhesive for the clown fish which makes the shark look even more imposing! Finally I finished the card by adding crystal glaze to the shark’s eyes to give them a little extra shine!
And that’s it! I highly recommend checking out the full release! I’m especially excited about the beautiful Peony stamp and of course, Stacey Yacula’s adorable new set! 😉 Thanks so much for visiting and have an amazing day!