03 March 2022

ornate ocean creatures

Those who know me well won't be surprised that I picked the Seize the Birthday challenge for this week. I have a love for all things ocean so picked ocean creatures. Another thing that shouldn't be a surprise is that I've been playing with my alcohol inks again. This was not the first try at this background (I go through a lot of Yupo paper - need to find it in bulk for cheap!) but I'm really happy with how it turned out. The jellies are done with shimmer paper but it's hard to tell.

Every time I play with ocean stuff, I remember I don't have decent size shark stamp that I love (I have a small one). I need to remedy this as I love sharks probably most of all sea creatures. Jellies are pretty cool though too.

Please be sure to give our new  Surprise Party Guest Deepti Aggarwal a very warm welcome.  She is so talented and I look  forward to seeing what she comes up with during her time with us!  Also give some love to the rest of the STB team over on the blog.

I know the world feels heavy right now but I hope you can be kind to yourself and do something you love (like craft!).
Thanks for stopping by and take care.

Card details:
celebrate - 5"x7"
Stamp: PTI
Paper: Yupo, white card stock
Ink: Versafine Black, Ranger/Tim Holtz alcohol inks.
Accessories: Memory Box Jellyfish die, SU! word window punch, Trinity Stamps bauble


  1. Love the theme!!! And your very vibrant background is FABULOUS!

  2. I was so happy when you picked this topping, Glenda! Awesome card too! Have a good weekend and do something that brings you joy!

  3. When I saw that ocean creatures was the theme, I had my eye on a stamp and die that I have not used yet. I need to work on my alcohol backgrounds as the one that I did for this card, never dried. I adore your's and the way that you used the jellies.

  4. Somehow alcohol inks make for the perfect water/ocean backgrounds! The jelly fish die cuts are really awesome! Loving your card, Glenda!

  5. When you find bulk Yupo paper for cheap, be sure to share the source! :D Your vibrant background is a gorgeous way to let those jellies pop.

  6. Fab ocean card, Glenda! It looks like those jellyfish have just secreted all that inky colour out!

  7. Gorgeous AI background, it does make your jelly fish pop.

  8. Thanks for the fun topping! Your jelly fish are amazing. And great job with the background inking!

  9. Love these graceful jellyfish and the inky background is stunning, love the colours. Thanks for a fun topic, Cathy x


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