Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Sea Life Dies – again!

At last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa, we used the Sea Life Dies – again!

Sea Life Dies - again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

From the previous week’s project, there were some leftover pieces from the Layering Diorama Dies. It seemed silly not to use them in another design.

So, rather than just fish, this design uses the seahorse.

Once again, I’ve also added a shape from the Smooth Sailing Dies, the seaweed.

The colours are also similar to before with Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party for the water.

Seaweed and coral are in Calypso Coral and Old Olive, with the fish in Pumpkin Pie.

My sentiment is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. I would love to change it to ‘Best Fishes!’

Sea Life Dies - again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After adding the sentiment and positioning the water pieces, seaweed and coral. It was time to concentrate on the seahorse.

Using Sponge Daubers, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron, I coloured the seahorse while it was still in the piece it was die-cut to. This die-cut shape is slightly different as it doesn’t cut all the way out, to allow you to use it in a variety of ways.

Once I had coloured it, I cut through the different points to release it. I then attached it using Dimensionals to raise it up, with the tail wrapped around a piece of coral.

The small fish are then placed at the top, by the sentiment.

Sea Life Dies - again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some clear shapes from Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials are dotted around to look like bubbles.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Sea Life Dies

Recently I made this project, and mentioned that something similar may appear at a future Card & (Your) Cuppa…

Sea Life Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
…and here it is!

My water is a combination of Balmy Blue, Pool Party and Coastal Cabana.

The top two water layers are cut using the Layering Diorama Dies. A water ripple effect is made using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder on the very top layer.

Sea Life Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Between the base card and middle layer, the Night of Navy anchor, cut from the Smooth Sailing Dies, has a piece of Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack added to it. There is also a piece of Coral, or seaweed, in Calypso Coral. This is cut into several pieces and dotted around.

More Coral/Seaweed in Old Olive is popped between the middle and top layer.

To give the impression of depth, the top layer is attached with Dimensionals.

Sea Life Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the Pumpkin Pie and Bumblebee fish are added across the various levels.

With this project, the pieces cut out from the layers aren’t going to waste. In fact, my Card & (Your) Cuppa attendees might notice them fairly soon!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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A Very Fishy Seascape Bundle!

When I saw the project on Page 12 in the Annual Catalogue, I knew I had to make my own version.

Seascape Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The new Seascape Bundle (Seascape Stamp Set and Sea Life Dies) ‘accidentally’ fell into my shopping basket, so it could finally happen!

I have already shared my love of the Layering Diorama Dies, so it’s great that they work together with this Bundle so well.

For my version of the project, I made a few changes, but the layout is similar, as that it what caught my eye.

My colour combination is Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party for the water layers. The seaweed is Garden Green and Calypso Coral and the fish are Real Red and Mango Melody.

Seascape Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The basecard is also the bottom layer for the depths. This is where I stamped the seaweed and some bubbles.

Between this and the centre layer, some seaweed pokes through.

For the top layer, some stamped fish are added. This top layer is attached with Dimensionals to give extra depth to the different layers.

If you wanted to give even more depth, you could pop Dimensionals between each layer. However, this would probably move the postage level up to a Large Letter.Seascape Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsFinally, the Real Red fish, stamped and fussy cut, plus the die cut Mango Melody fish are added.

I can’t wait to use this Bundle a bit more, as there are some really fun images and dies.

I think something similar to this design may become a Card & (Your) Cuppa project in the near future.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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