A few weeks ago I designed a gift tag using two different stamp sets that were made for each other, Seas the Day and Whale Done. At the end of the post I mentioned there was another stamp set that went perfectly with Whale Done. I promised to bring you a project showing what I meant, and today’s the day. I can’t believe I never noticed the link between Turtle Friends and Whale Done before, but here it is. Maybe I should look more closely at my other stamp sets…
LOOK WHAT I FOUND!
When the Turtle Friends Stamp Set first came out there was a lot of debate about the tortoise images in the set. I did a little research and discovered that turtles are reptiles whose body is encased in a bony shell. So tortoises are actually a kind of turtle. However most people think of a turtle as having ‘flippers’ while tortoises have legs similar to an elephant. The issue then arose with the Turtle Friends sentiment “You are turtle-y loved”. Many people simply couldn’t pair that with the stamp images. But look what I found hiding in the Whale Done Stamp Set, the perfect turtle image!
I began my project with a 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card and stamped the turtle in the centre with Soft Suede ink. Then I stamped it again onto a Full-Adhesive Post-It® Note and cut it out using my Paper Snips. This created a mask that I placed over the image on the card piece.
Now the turtle image was protected I was ready to add the sea. First, using a Blending Brush I added a light layer of Coastal Cabana ink over the whole piece. Then I changed to Bermuda Bay ink to make the scene darker around the edges.
Going back to the Whale Done Stamp Set I pulled out the tall seaweed image next. Using Shaded Spruce ink I stamped this a number of times on the panel, overlapping the mask as needed. Once this was done I removed the mask to reveal the finished scene. All I had to do was colour the white parts of the turtle with a light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker.
TURTLE FRIENDS REVISITED
From there, my project came together really quickly.
First I cut a 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″ piece of Shaded Spruce Card. Then I mounted the scene onto it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
For my card base I chose Thick Basic White Card. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card, then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
I cut an extra 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer from Basic White Card and rested the scene on it, leaving an even border at the top and sides. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Turtle Fiends Stamp Set below the panel using Shaded Spruce ink. With that done I attached the scene to the layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals, before fixing the layer onto the card front with liquid glue.
Now I just needed to decorate the Basic White Medium Envelope and the inside of the card. For this I went back to the seaweed image and Shaded Spruce ink pad. I began by stamping the image a few times on the front of the envelope. Then I did the same thing at the bottom of another 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Using liquid glue I added this layer to the inside of the card base and my project was finally done.
I so pleased with how this project turned out. The little scene wasn’t hard to create and goes perfectly with the sentiment. I’d love to know what you think. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts.
For more Turtle Friends projects see these earlier blog posts.
- Hello, bonjour, g’day and more
- Scrapbooking the turtle-y loved
- Three ways to add colour to a turtle scene
- Elegantly said on Valentine’s Day
The tag project mentioned earlier using the Whale Done and Seas The Day Stamp Sets is in my blog post Sea where your stamp sets are linked.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Turtle Friends Stamp Set and coordinating Turtle Punch using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links to both options below so you can explore these further if you wish.