This project is one of those created as a result of a mistake. I’d actually planned to make a card using the frame from the Sea Dies set. However I wasn’t paying attention when I placed the die on the Thick Basic White Card and it wasn’t centred. As a result I had to scrap that piece and start over again. Of course when I say ‘scrap’ that doesn’t mean it was destined for the garbage (well not all of it at least). You know that’s simply not my style.
SEA DIES MISTAKE
So for this ‘bonus’ project I went back to the ‘rejected’ sea frame layer. Since putting this piece in my ‘later’ box I’ve fallen in love with the new Starry Sky ink, and that was exactly what I needed to bring this back to life.
I began by using a Blending Brush to add Starry Sky ink all around the outside part of the frame. Then I changed to Old Olive ink and used that to colour in the sea weed part of the die-cut piece. I didn’t worry too much about overlapping the colours where the weed and the edge of the oval shape met. I simply thought it added to the look.
Once the inking was done I cut the left side of the frame to 2″ wide, thereby cutting off the ‘mistake’.
SEAS THE DAY
My next task was to cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Thick Basic White Card for the main part of the bookmark. Then I rested the die-cut frame on top so I could see exactly where to place my sentiment.
From the Seas The Day Stamp Set I chose the “seas the day” sentiment and stamped it into the space beside the sea weed using Starry Sky ink.
Just above that I stamped the left-facing fish and then removed the frame layer. This allowed me to stamp the right-facing fish onto the background layer. While the placement was good I wasn’t keen on the bright white background so I picked up the blue Blending Brush once more. This time without putting any extra ink to the brush I added a really light layer over the stamped piece.
Now it was time to fix the frame onto the background using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
To finish I punched a small hole at the top using the Label Me Fancy Punch. Then I cut 6″ of Starry Sky 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon and folded it in half. I poked the loop through the hole, then threaded the cut ends through the loop before pulling gently to secure it in place.
With that my project was complete and another ‘scrap;’ piece was given new life. I hope you like it.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Seas The Day Stamp Set and coordinating Sea Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included link to the individual products and the bundle in case you want to compare these options.