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Hello everyone! Amy Rysavy here to share cards and a video using the new soon-to-be-released Zen Ocean stamp set!

I couldn’t resist making several cards using the large stamp from the Zen Ocean set and stamping it directly onto my card bases with Versamark ink then heat embossing each one with a different embossing powder.

All the detail in this large stamp is just gorgeous when heat embossed, but it would also look fabulous stamped in ink then coloured in. There’s so many different looks you can achieve with a set like this!

I used 3 different metallic embossing powders on 3 of the cards – Ranger Liquid Platinum, Wow Rich Gold Pale and Nuvo Classic Silver.

For all the sentiments I used stamps from the soon-to-be-released Mermaid Song stamp set and embossed that onto all the cards with white embossing powder.

For my fourth card I embossed the image with Nuvo’s Shimmering Pearl embossing powder – in real life it has some sparkle to it. So pretty but not overbearing with the glitter.

I couldn’t resist adding some splatter with my FineTec Iridescent watercolours – just for a little texture but again not overbearing. I went with a more masculine theme with these cards and didn’t want to overdo the shimmer and glitter LOL!

I stamped another sentiment from the Mermaid Song stamp set onto the inside of all the cards and heat embossed that one with white embossing powder. I then stamped the large Zen Ocean image onto all the insides with VersaMark ink to finish them off.

You can check out how these cards came together in my video below:

Thank you all so much for joining me today! Links to all the products used (the Zen Ocean and Mermaid Song stamp sets will be in the new release at midnight PST Thursday July 13!) are below:


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12 responses to “New Release Day 4: Zen Ocean”

  1. Danielle Siegel says:

    Amazing cards, amy!! I must have that underwater zen stamp! So pretty!!

  2. Roberta S. says:

    Amy, those are beautiful. Loving this theme of HoneyBee Stamps’s. Thank you for your tips too. Learned I am not putting enough antistatic poweder.

  3. Lindsay w says:

    The zen stamp is amazing!!

  4. lindsay w says:

    Love the Zen stamp!!

  5. Tracy A says:

    That stamp is gorgeous. I have to have it. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for including the video.

  6. Mary Holshouser says:

    There is so much movement in this pattern.
    Love the different colors you used in the embossing.
    Beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. Helen LeBrett says:

    What a fun background stamp!!

  8. Marianne says:

    I can see me, distress oxide inks and this stamp just having fun with watercolor paper !

  9. Mary says:

    The embossing is so cool! Excited for this release!

  10. Stephanie Z says:

    What a beautiful background stamp! Your cards are elegant 🙂

  11. Lagene says:

    Gorgeous cards, thanks for the video!

  12. Pam says:

    Great job Amy!!! Absolutely love love love this gorgeous card
    also love the zen ocean stamp.
    First time I have seen a large clear background stamp.