Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves with Jean Manis

Hello crafty friends! I’m Jean, a papercrafter blogging at Right as Rain. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and I’m a big fan of anything ocean-themed! I’m fascinated by all of the different takes on the ocean theme in papercrafting. I’m sharing three ocean-themed projects, along with instructions, crafted with the Hello Summer – Splash Zone Collection products. Let’s take a look.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

Make Waves Card

My first card, showcasing the Sparkle Mermaid Tail Die Set, incorporates mixed media techniques.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

  • To begin, I heat-embossed the Make Waves Stamp Set sentiment with gold powder on a Whip Cream cardstock A-2 card base.
  • For the mermaid tail, I used both the detailed and outlines dies of the Sparkle Mermaid Tail set to cut Brush Gold cardstock. I cut the tail again from gold cardstock with the outline die, which I adhered to the detailed piece, leaving the scale pieces intact.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

  • I adhered the waves to the card front and trimmed as necessary. The tops of the waves were left unadhered.
  • I added adhesive to the assembled gold tail and tucked it into the waves.
  • For a finishing touch, I adhered Splash Zone Sequins to the card front.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Versamark ink

You Are Jawesome Card

On my second project, I’ve used the playful Shark Attack Stamp Set with the Splash Zone Stencil. Again, I’ve incorporated mixed-media techniques for interest and texture.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

  • I dry-embossed a Whip Cream cardstock rectangle, cut with a die in the A-2 Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies, (rectangle measures 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″), with the Bright Days embossing folder twice. Both times, I placed the sun “center” in the corners where I would be die-cutting a circle window. While the effect is subtle, it adds texture to the project.
  • I cut the circle windows with a Nestabilities Standard Circles Large die, measuring 1 7/8″ in diameter. The center of the die was placed over the center of the sun for easy alignment.
  • For the wave background behind the shark images, I applied Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Mermaid Lagoon. I then applied modeling paste through the Splash Zone Stencil.
  • Once dry, I trimmed the stenciled piece to fit behind the frame piece and attached the frame to the waves with foam adhesive.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

  • To finish, I added the frame piece to the card base, adhered the sentiment to the center, and popped up the colored shark images with foam adhesive.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Versamark ink; Copic markers; Colored pencils; Copic-friendly black ink; Distress Oxide inks – Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch; Foam adhesive

Ahoy Card

For my final project, I combined the Sparkle Mermaid Tail Die Set with the Splash Zone Stencil on a card measuring 5 ½” square.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

  • To begin, I colored Whip Cream cardstock with Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, and Tumbled Glass. I cut the Sparkle Mermaid Tail twice from the ink-colored cardstock with the detailed and outline dies.
  • I cut two tails with the outline die from Brush Gold cardstock.
  • I sprayed the backs of the ink-colored detailed pieces with adhesive and added the gold pieces to the back.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

  • For the background, I applied Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, and Tumbled Glass through the Splash Zone Stencil on Whip Cream cardstock.
  • I trimmed the stenciled piece to 5 ½” square.
  • I created a card base to which I added the stenciled panel.

Hello Summer Inspiration | Make Waves Cards with Jean Manis for Spellbinders & FSJ

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Distress Oxide inks – Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass; Spray adhesive; Dot-roller adhesive

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope I’ve inspired you to craft an ocean-themed project using these fun new supplies!

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8 Comments

  1. These cards are amazing. So many good ideas you shared to inspire me. Just love all the blue colors and the different textures. So fun!

  2. These cards are gorgeous! Just in time for the summer.

  3. Lovely cards, I love them very much

  4. What fun, colorful cards! I’m an ocean enthusiast too! I grew up going to the beach nearly everyday during the summer and enjoy it during any month. You share so many techniques with these tutorials; thank you!

  5. I really love your mermaid cards, so beautiful!!

  6. Avatar Glenda Sue Wilson Vize

    Love the cards and supplies.
    Would love to be the winner!
    Sue

  7. Great cards! Lots of fun ideas with these sets.

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