Only Fish In The Sea

Living on the east coast, we have our fair share of ocean side visits.  I’m inspired by all the little creatures and plant life that I see when looking into tide pools when the tide is out.
Today’s project features many colors from the Basis Cardstock line that are currently on sale for the month of May.  There are colors that meet your every creative need and they cut like butter using steel dies.  
Here’s a snapshot of products I used in today’s post.
Basis Cardstock in the following colors: Aqua, Grey, Coral, White and Red and  Core’ Dinations Cardstock.
I started by cutting a wavy patterned die out of the Aqua colored Basis Cardstock and adhered it to a piece of patterned paper using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
I cut many of the sea weed shapes out of white Basis Cardstock and added color using Distress Inks.
Once they were colored I added some shimmer using  Heidi Swapp shimmer sprays. 
The crab was created using red Basis Cardstock for the top die and  red Vintage Collection Core’Dinations for the bottom layer.  I just love the texture on the Core’Dinations cardstock!
I played around with design layouts and settled on this one.  I cut one of the wavy lines out of the die cut panel to allow room for a sentiment.  I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using silver embossing powder.  
Once the front panel was complete, I adhered it onto an A2 sized, top folding card made white Basis Cardstock.
Don’t forget to include a fun colored coordinating Basis Envelope.  They come in all the same great colors and you can mix and match them to create your own assortment of envelopes!
I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  You can find further details when you visit my blog.  
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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