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Have a Jaw'some Day: Happy Flappy Stamp Set | Pajama Crafter Stamps

Hey, crafty friends! Today, I’m so excited to share a fun and unique card design that’s perfect for brightening someone’s day. This project features the Happy Flappy Stamp Set and the What the Krill? Stamp Set from Pajama Crafter Stamps. If you love creating playful, underwater scenes, you’re in for a treat!

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Have a Jaw'some Day:

Creating a Vibrant Underwater Scene

When I first saw the Happy Flappy Stamp Set, I knew I had to create something special with that adorable great white shark. There’s something so fun about combining different stamp sets to create a cohesive scene, and the What the Krill? Stamp Set offered the perfect complementary elements like the large starfish and underwater plants.

I started by stamping the great white shark and a few underwater plants onto Neenah Solar White 80 lbs Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I always use this ink because it’s perfect for alcohol marker coloring – it doesn’t smear and provides a crisp, clean image.

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Bringing the Images to Life

Coloring is one of my favorite parts of card making. It’s so relaxing and satisfying to see the images come to life. For this project, I used my Ohuhu Honolulu Brush Markers. The rich, vibrant colors of these markers are just what I needed to give the shark and other elements a lively, animated feel.

Pro Tip: When coloring, try using a mix of light and dark shades to add depth and dimension to your images. This really makes them pop off the page!

After coloring, I used my Cutter-bee Scissors to fussy cut each of the images. I know some of you might call it “cussy cutting” – and I completely understand why! It can be a bit tedious, but the result is worth it. Cutting close to the edge of the image with precision can really make a difference in the final look of your card.

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Crafting the Perfect Background

Next, I focused on the background panel. I cut another piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock to 3 3/4" x 5". To create the ocean scene, I cut out a sandbank mask from some scrap cardstock and taped it in place. This allowed me to blend Distress Oxide Inks in Uncharted Mariner, Salty Ocean, and Tumble Glass to form the perfect underwater gradient.

Adding flicks of Opal Blue watercolor from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Opal Colors set added a touch of sparkle, mimicking the way light plays on water. I used a small round Princeton Heritage Brush for this step.

Pro Tip: When flicking watercolor, don’t be afraid to vary the size and intensity of the splatters. This creates a more natural, dynamic look.

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Assembling the Card

Once the background was dry, I removed the mask and ink blended the sand with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Inks. This step added texture and depth, making the underwater scene more realistic.

For the card base, I used Neenah Solar White Ultra Thick 110lbs Cardstock. I layered two pieces of pattern paper from the Sea Life 6x6 Pattern Paper Pad by Echo Park, adding a small strip of teal cardstock from the Sprinkles Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad for a pop of color.

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Adding the Finishing Touches

With the background and base ready, I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card front. Then, I adhered the kelp and seaweed images using Bearly Arts Liquid Glue. To give the shark and starfish some dimension, I used Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

Finally, I sprinkled a few Arctic Blue and Boyfriend Blue Rhinestones from Pajama Crafter Stamps around the card. These little touches of bling added just the right amount of sparkle to complete the scene.

(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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Conclusion: Dive into Creativity

And there you have it! A jaw-some underwater scene card that’s sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. I hope this project inspires you to dive into your stamp collection and start creating your own unique scenes. Don’t forget to share your creations with me – I love seeing what you come up with!

Happy crafting, everyone! Keep exploring new techniques and combining your favorite stamp sets to create something truly special.

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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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