Friday, April 1, 2022


HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!  Have you been fooled today?

For my card today, I used a few more of the products that are part of the Waves of the Ocean Collection.  This was my first attempt to use the large Wave Dies that are part of the Waves of Inspiration Bundle.  This may be my favorite card of the week, but it is close between this one and the Walk on the Boardwalk card.

The first thing I did to make this card was to pull out my Stamparatus to make the wave.  If you want to learn more about how I did that, check out my post from Monday March 28, 2020.  The colors I used for the wave today were Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy.

But today, the wave didn't end with stamping!  I die cut two additional layers using the two large wave dies from Waves Dies.  One layer was die cut from the Blue Supple Shimmer Paper and the second layer was cut from Coastal Cabana Foil from the Blue Foils collection.  These two dies are slightly different, so determine which you want to be on top and which you want to be behind the front layer.  I chose to put the foil wave on top and the Blue Shimmer wave behind the foil.  You may need to zoom in to see the Blue Shimmer Layer, but I promise it is worth the trip.  No April Fools here!

Unfortunately, I didn't think about using the Adhesive Sheets until after I had already die cut the waves, but I would highly recommend using Adhesive Sheets if you have them.  I glued down my two layers of waves with liquid adhesive.  Adhesive Sheets would have been so much easier (and less messy).  Am I the only one that gets glue all over my hands when I use liquid glue?

After I had my wave complete, I used my Blending Brushes to create the sky.

Can you see the tiny details on the clouds?  There are a couple of "mystery" dies in this set, and after some research I finally figured out they are meant to add layers to the clouds.  At first, I thought they were to make some little waves in the water, but they each actually match the curves at the bottom of their corresponding cloud.

I didn't want my clouds to be very stark white, so I used my Blending Brush to add a little Petal Pink Color to the clouds.  I varied the amount of color on the clouds vs. the details so that the details would show.

The sentiment was made from another die from the Waves Dies.  There are two sentiment dies and each has a place to run ribbon through its ends.  I made mine from Night of Navy Foil from the Blue Foils Collection.  These blue foils are so pretty!  

Since I felt like the front of my card turned out so pretty, my intent was to keep the inside of the card fairly simple and just stamp a wave.

Well, sometimes the best-laid plans go awry.  Without some color in the sky, it looked forgotten, so I got out my blending brushes and added a tiny bit of color.  Then I thought I would add this birthday sentiment.  It's from Lighthearted lines which is on the Last Chance List.  It makes me laugh every time I read it, because I think someone wrote it just for me!  Well, as often happens, I must have had ink on my fingers because after I stamped the sentiment, I noticed a few ink smudges in places where they weren't supposed to be.  At this point I was not interested in starting over, so I die cut a few gulls from scraps of leftover Night of Navy foil and used them to hide my smudges.  Don't tell anyone they are there, OK?

If you would like to have step-by-step directions to make this card, you can download a FREE TUTORIAL by using this link.

A list of the products used is shown below.

Product List

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