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Layers Under the Sea

Other Products: Wink of Stella, Burlap String, Pearls, CTMH Ink- Chocolate, Cardstock (White, Green), Stickles (Yellow, Teal), Chameleon Colored Pencils (202, 501, 701, 302, 2302, 401, 502, 1601, 1602, 1501, 202, 2301, 901), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (#d Foam Squares 1/4", Extreme Double Sided Tape 1/8", Adhesive Dots Micro)

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Instructions: First cut the 6x6 card layers. Find and cut out the 6x6 background layer that I used for the front of the card. The next layer is the wood grain pattern. The third layer is the coral patterned paper. The fourth layer is the cream patterned paper. The bottom layer is teal water patterned paper. Use the appropriate sized circle dies to cut out each layer of the card. TIP: I will often trace the card openings onto the patterned paper for easier die placement. Adhere each layer to the appropriate layers of the card. Using 3D Crystal Lacquer, I added Prills to the top of the card front. Then added brown Prills to the bottom sandy portion of the card front.

Stamp and die cut 1 porthole. Add color using Chameleon Colored Pencils. I used brown for the inner portion of the circle and blended with the others (2302, 401, 502). Adhere the porthole to the fourth layer of the card using 3D foam. Stamp and die cut 1 small and 1 large koi fish using brown ink I used Chameleon Colored Pencils to add color to them. I started with the darkest shades and worked to the lighter shades blending as I went (202, 501, 701, 302). Shape and adhere the small koi to the middle of the bottom layer of the card using 3D foam. Adhere the large koi fish in the bottom right hand corner of the card front.

Stamp and die cut 1 seahorse and 1 set of the mini seashells with brown ink. Add color using Chameleon Colored Pencils. I used blues and browns for the seahorse and added teal Stickles for a little sparkle (502, 501, 1601, 1602, 1501). Shape the seahorse and adhere to the top left hand corner of the card front using 3D foam. Add color to the shells. A little pink in the oyster shell, pinks and creams to the starfish, browns and creams to the coil shell (502, 202, 2301, 901). Add a pearl in the oyster shell.

Hand cut pieces of green and teal patterned paper to create the seaweed. Adhere to the different layers of the card openings. Find and die cut out 3 mini tags and adhere to different layers of the card. Add burlap string bows to each.

Created By: Tracy McLennon

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