Saturday, June 29, 2013

Continuing the Manly Theme

And another Julie Gearinger CASE! With my own twist, of course. I didn't want to attempt the straw technique, because I just know I'd pass out - I'm dizzy enough as it is!
From Millan.Net
So rather than blow the ink blobs with a straw, I opted for the baby-wipe technique, and to stamp the coral once with black StazOn, and then again with Midnight Muse (after stamping off once). It looks a little bit like more coral further away in the murky water, right? Right??

Other than the Midnight Muse mat under the image, everything else is pretty much the same, except I could NOT get the Fancy Fan folder to emboss the top part of the cardstock without getting wrinkles in the bottom, un-embossed part. Julie, what's your secret? I even tried embossing without Tab 1 - no luck.  So, I got out the Perfect Polka-Dots folder and it worked fine. We'll just pretend all those dots are bubbles, okay?

STAMPS: By the Tide, Lots of Thanks
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Glossy White (retired)
INK: Jet Black StazOn, VersaMark, plus Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, and Midnight Muse ink refills
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Perfect Polka-Dots folder, Heat Tool, Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, White Gel Pen, baby wipes (non-SU)


  1. What a really clever card! I like how you have the fish at the bottom of the card……awesome card!

  2. Really cool card! The water and coral effects look awesome.


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