Tuesday, July 20, 2021

[Oceans of Joy] Multi-Occasion Card

I am still building my cardmaking collection, and it is SO easy to get into the blackhole of buying endless craft supplies. I really need to stop myself. I came across this adorable ocean themed stamp set, Oceans of Joy, from Sunny Studio Stamps! Head on over to my Instagram to see a reel on how I made this card! 
I wanted to create a fun wavey background so I took some scrap cardstock and cut a "wave" pattern and used it as my stencil with a blending sponge and my Stampin' Up spot inks. I LOVE how it turned out. I wanted to add more texture so I purposefully blended with differing pressures to get some texture in the background. I can't wait to make and use more stencils in my cardmaking.

I stamped the sentiment, whale, crab, and water images using my misty on some textured white cardstock and colored in using my Prismacolor colored pencils. In hindsight, I wish I had used a smooth white cardstock instead, as it makes the coloring look a little messier than I'd like. I arranged them around the circle diecut and adhered them using foam squares. I embellished with some sequins and white pearl stickers!

I submitted this card to the following challenges:

TTCRD- July 20th

Crafty Catz #560 Anything goes with optional twist of Christmas in July

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #407

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Gorgeous card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  2. Fun and so well made!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  3. Beautiful card. Love the texture in the background.Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Vesna

  4. Fabulous card, I love your stencilled background and everything is laid out brilliantly. Thanks for joining us in the Snippets Playground,
    Katrina x
    (Guest DT)

  5. I love fun aquatic cards and yours is fabulous! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - DT Gail

  6. What a great card Jill! Love how you made the background - great work. I think this is possibly your first time playing with us in the Snippets Playground? Welcome!

    Apologies for being late commenting.


    Di xx

    1. Hello! Thank you for the comment! YES, it is my first time entering a challenge at Snippets Playground. I'm actually fairly new to cardmaking (just started this blog last month) so I'm slowly discovering the vast blogworld of cardmaking!


    2. Hello Jill! Look out for my blog post tomorrow. I always welcome new Playmates and show their entry in the hope that more people will come and visit you.We all started out with new blogs and have all made so many new friends along the way. Fun times ahead! You've got some cracking cards on here!


      Di xx

    3. That was so sweet of you! Thank you so much! I just added a follow button to my blog :) Thanks for telling me about it! Can't wait to keep in touch more!

  7. Hi Jill. Just popping over to say "Hi" from the Snippets Playground. It's a very friendly challenge. I love your wavy sea world. Great card. Come find me on the Playground swings later!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Saw this spotlighted over at Pixie's Snippets Playground and had to come by for a closer look! It's marvelous, Jill, and I love how you did the ocean background. FYI, if you're looking for challenges to enter, check out the Challenges for Days blog. https://challengesfordays.blogspot.com/