Love is in the water by Sylvie @Kaliscards

Today I'm sharing this summery love card, combining several Crafty Meraki stamp sets: Mertini on the rocks, Love story, Oh baby and Work of heart



To create the card, I started by stamping the front characters, i.e., the cat from the Oh baby stamp set and the lady from the Work of heart stamp set. I also stamped them on masking paper, fussy cut and adhered them on my front panel.

Next, I stamped the love speech bubble from the Love story stamp set and masked it. I then stamped the mermaid boy from the Mertini on the rocks stamp set and masked it as well. From the same set, I also stamped the two fishes and jelly fish, and masked them.

For the background, I used the Avery Elle Underwater background builder stamp set. This set is retired but if you don't have it, you could very easily hand draw the rocks and then add greenery and shells from the Mertini on the rocks stamp set. You could also use the greenery from the Nutty friends stamp set.

I'm also masking the background, as well as the sand and anything below, which will become the ground for the aquarium visitors.

I blended Distress oxide Salvaged patina all over the unmasked area, then added Salty ocean at the bottom of the aquarium and Peacock feathers on the edges.

To give the illusion of light rays, I used the My Favorite Things Ray of light stencil and blended more Salvaged patina.

To finish the background, I stamped some small silhouette fishes with Pinkfresh studio Ocean breeze ink. These are from the Avery Elle stamps set, and if you don't have it, I'm sure you do have a similar stamp in your stash, or perhaps a stencil that woud work well too. Otherwise, this is completely optional for this card.

I then unmasked everything and, with a Copic liner, drew a line to finish the sand, and, with a ruler, I created delimitations between the aquarium and the ground.

I also stamped the sentiment, from the Love story stamp set.

I colored the scene with Copic markers. I extended the rays of lights (or in fact the darker rays) onto the rocks with a light green marker. I also lightly colored the fishes and mermaid boy with the same marker to give the illusion that they are behind glass. I finished with a few highlights using a white gel pen.

To protect the card, I applied Distress glaze before gluing my front panel on my cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you learnt a few tips in this making. Thank you for reading me!

Have a wonderful crafty day!!

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