July Guest Designer: Keiko Ichikawa
Hello crafty friends! I’m Keiko from Happy Tree Studio. I am super excited to be guest designing here today!
If you follow my Instagram account, you know I love creating a scene card with cute images. When I saw this “Blah Bunny” stamp set, I just fell in love! Since it has been unbearably hot (and humid) here in Japan, I decided to send Blah Bunny to the beach.
I usually make a scene card with multiple layers and this one is no exception. It sure does take time and effort but I love the depth and dimension it creates. There are 5 layers for this card, but since only the top layer(sand layer with the bunny) is popped up with foam tape, the card itself is pretty flat. Here is how I made all the layers in case you are interested!
From the bottom:
Layer 1(Sky) Over on a white A2 size card stock, place the Light Rays (wide) stencil and apply VersaMark ink. Sprinkle some embossing powder (I used iridescent) and heat set. Apply Salty Ocean distress ink using form blending tool. Stamp the sentiment with black ink. I used the sentiment from Ocean Bliss stamp set. I then added some seagulls with my grey Copic marker.
Layer 2 and 3 (Cloud) Using cloud border dies, die cut 2 velum pieces(I used 2 different kinds to make them look more interesting) and layer on the sky piece.
Layer 4 (Ocean) With the form blending tool, apply Salty Ocean distress oxide ink over white card stock. Then blend in Blueprint Sketch distress oxide ink only on the top edge(horizon line). Place Water Light Reflection stencil from the Ocean Scene Builder Stencil set on top and trace it with a white colored pencil (I used Polychromos). To make the wave splash, lightly apply VersaMark ink with sponge, then heat emboss with white embossing powder(I used puff embossing powder).
Layer 5 (Sand) To make a realistic sandy beach, cover a card stock with double sided adhesive and apply Atlantic Ocean Sand all over the surface. Burnish it with your fingers (or bone folder) so it won’t rub off. Die cut the piece with border die and apply (lightly) Antique Linen distress oxide ink on the top edge. Stamp and color all the images (Bunny and beach towel from Blah Bunny stamp set, Star fish, Crab and some seashells from Mermaid Song stamp set). I colored them with Copics and added white fur detail to the bunny. Also I drew and cut out a pair of sunglasses for the bunny. Die cut the images with coordinating Honey Cuts and glue them on the panel. I cut the tiny slit on the panel and tuck some of them in. Pop this layer up with some foam tape on the ocean layer.
For the inside of the card, I stamp the bunny and sentiment (from Blah Blah Blah stamp set) on the pool card stock, and added a cute heart die cut (from Forest Friends Honey Cuts). Blah Bunny is looking pretty cool on the beach, but he really is missing you!
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Have a wonderful weekend!!