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Clean & Simple Oh Whale Get Well Soon Card: Making Waves Release | Pajama Crafter Stamps

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I’m thrilled to share a new card with you today featuring some adorable stamps from the June 2024 Makin’ Waves Release by Pajama Crafter Stamps. If you’re a fan of playful and whimsical sea life designs, you’re in for a treat. Today’s project is a clean and simple “Oh Whale Get Well Soon” card that’s perfect for cheering someone up with a splash of oceanic charm.

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Oh Whale Get Well Soon Card:

Diving into the New Release

The star of today’s card is the lovable killer whale from the Oh Whale Stamp Set. I also used some cute sea life images from the What’s the Krill? Stamp Set to add more underwater fun. Both of these sets are part of the exciting new release that just hit the shelves today. As a long-time fan of Pajama Crafter Stamps, I couldn’t wait to dive in and start creating with these adorable images.

CAS Oh Whale Get Well Soon Card by Rick Adkins

Stamping and Coloring Fun

One of my favorite parts of card making is bringing stamped images to life with color. For this project, I stamped all the images with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lbs Cardstock. This combination is my go-to for crisp, clean lines and a smooth coloring surface. I then used my Spectrum Noir Tri Blend Brush Markers, which are fantastic for blending and shading, to color in the killer whale and the sea life images.

Pro Tip: When coloring with alcohol markers, always start with the lightest shade and build up to the darkest. This helps create a seamless blend and adds depth to your images.

CAS Oh Whale Get Well Soon Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Fussy Cutting for Dimension

I know fussy cutting isn’t everyone’s favorite task, but trust me, it’s worth it for the extra dimension it adds to your projects. Using my Cutter-bee Paper Snips, I carefully cut out all the stamped images. These scissors are incredibly sharp and precise, making the process a breeze.

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Creating a Water Background

To create the illusion of water, I took another piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lbs Cardstock and cut it to a standard A2 size (4 1/4” x 5 1/2”). Using Altenew’s Mini Ink Cubes in Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, and Aqualicious, I swiped the ink across the top left corner of the cardstock. This technique gives a beautiful gradient effect that mimics the look of water and adds a sense of movement to the card front.

Adding Sentiments

Next, it was time to add the sentiments. I stamped the larger “oh whale” sentiment in Espresso Ink from PinkFresh Studios and the smaller “Get Well Soon” sentiment right below it in Gathered Twigs Ink, also from PinkFresh Studios. These rich, earthy tones complement the cool blue background perfectly.

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Assembling the Card

For the final assembly, I used Instant Dimensional Foam Tape to pop up the killer whale in the center of the water area. This gives the card a wonderful 3D effect. I adhered the smaller sea life images with liquid glue near the sentiments to create a balanced look. To add a finishing touch, I used my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen to give each image a subtle shimmer. It’s these little details that make a card truly special.

Pro Tip: When using a sparkle pen, less is more. A light touch adds just the right amount of sparkle without overpowering your design.

(Wondering what I used in this project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

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Final Thoughts

Creating this “Oh Whale Get Well Soon” card was such a joy, and I hope it inspires you to get creative with the new Makin’ Waves Release from Pajama Crafter Stamps. Remember, the key to a stunning clean and simple card is in the details and the quality of your materials.

I can’t wait to see what you all create with these fantastic new stamp sets. Don’t forget to share your projects and connect with our wonderful crafting community. Happy crafting, and until next time, keep making waves!

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins


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