Crafty Friends Challenge - I was inspired by Mona Toth

samedi 13 février 2021

 Hey there,

Today I'm sharing a special video! My friend Mona and I challenged ourselves to create a card that is inspired by a card the other one made, and more precisely inspired by our coloring. I knew immediately the card that would be my inspiration. It's the first one I saw when I came across her Instagram page two years ago, the card that made me fall in love with Mona' style.

So for the theme, I went with an underwater scene with a yellow base, and for the coloring I went with Mona's favorite color combo which is pink, yellow and aqua blue.


Mona has a Valentine surprise for you in her video, she will pick a winner among the comments on both our videos and the prize is pretty cool so you definitely don't want to miss it. Also she will announce the winner in her IG page and in her next video on the 20th of February.

And here's the link to Mona's video, so go check it out to see how she was inspired by my coloring and comment for a chance to win! Good luck!

So, about my card: I had some super cute underwater sets by Sunny Studio that I wanted to use since a long time so I went with those sets. I stamped all the images on 80lbs neenah solar white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink, cut them all using the coordinating dies and colored everything using my alcohol markers.

Once all my cute ocean critters were done, I moved on to the background and cut a slider panel out of Strathmore bristol cardstock using the Slider Surprise die set by My Favorite Things. And I used shades of blue oxide inks to create the ocean background: salty ocean, blueprint sketch and chipped sapphire.

Next I created texture: water droplets first, and then to bring more contrast I mixed some chipped sapphire oxide ink with water and used a small brush to create tiny dots all over the paper but mostly at the bottom.

I created another panel measuring the same as the slider panel, and cut a pull tab panel using a die from the same Slider Surprise die set, and to color that third panel I only used salty ocean oxide ink but created the same texture as the other two panels.

Next I assembled the elements, and I invite you to watch the video below to see how it was done.

When my interactive panel was done,  I stuck the images, starting with the seaweed border at the very bottom. Next I stamped 'Pull here' at the top of the pull tab panel and white heat embossed my sentiment 'It's your birthday', I also cut some letters to create the word Splash. I used the Charlie alpha die set by Hello Bluebird, and I stuck those letters on the pull tab panel, but instead of the letter A, I attached a lobster, as well as a starfish and a small fish.

To feel some of the gaps here and there I stamped bubbles using chipped sapphire and blueprint sketch oxide inks. And for a touch of shine, I also added a few morning dew nuvo drops.

And finally, to match Mona's card, I needed a yellow card base, so I cut a 5,5 x 4,25" yellow panel that I stuck on a yellow card base, and then attached my under water slider panel on top using foam tape.

(click on the picture below)

- Best fishes stamp set by Sunny Studio
- Tropical scenes stamp set by Sunny Studio
- Penguin pals stamp set by Sunny Studio
- Slider surprise die set by My Favorite Things
- Charlie alpha die set by Hello Bluebird
- Push here stamp set by Lawn Fawn
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Distress oxide inks: salty ocean, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire
- Sakura white gel pen
- Morning dew nuvo drops by Tonic Studio
- Memento tuxedo black ink
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- White embossing powder by Lawn Fawn
- 80lbs Neenah solar white cardstock
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock
- Yellow paper by Lawn Fawn

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