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Splashing Sea Life

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Other products: Ranger distress inks: Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard seed, Broken China; Cretacolour watercolour pencils, Ranger glossy accents, Memory mists paint spray: iridescent

Watch this video for shaping tips and techniques on the hibiscus flowers and leaves.

Instructions: Cut a piece of background paper slightly smaller than the front of the card. Ink the edges of the card base and the panel with Broken China distress ink, then adhere to the card base. Cut a medium panel from patterned paper and adhere to the card base with foam dots, leaving the ends open. Hand cut two half floral sections from patterned paper. Adhere under the top and bottom of the panel, shaping the petals outwards. Die cut the porthole image from the pre-printed images and adhere by the hinges only on the right hand side. Adhere the centre image to the base using foam dots, and close the porthole around it. Cut a sentiment tag from patterned paper and ink the edges. Adhere to the bottom right of the card.

Stamp some hibiscus flowers onto white cardstock and colour with distress inks and a sponge dauber to blend the colours. Die cut and shape the petals. Adhere two large flowers overlapping each other to the left of the sentiment, with the two smaller ones above it. Adhere prills to the flower centres. Stamp two leaves and colour with distress inks. Die cut and shape with a stylus. Adhere tucked under the edge of the main flower. Stamp two fish images and colour with water colour pencils using a water brush. Apply fine glitter over the top using a fine metal glue nib. Adhere one to the top of the porthole and the other tucked into the floral cluster. Create bubbles near each of the fish using dots of Glossy Accents. Give the whole card a light spray of iridescent paint spray to add some shimmer.