Making Waves and Stencils

Making Waves and Stencils

Seagull Card
Hey there! It’s Jen waving hello to you with the hot new May release.  I’ve had so much fun with the Make Waves SVGs.  As soon as I saw the set, I couldn’t wait to cut out that cute seagull and have him bobbing on the waves.  And after I cut out the seagull and waves, I noticed I had a fabulous stencil left over:
Cut outs
Well, I was also excited to use the Fun in the Sun Digi and I went ahead and spread some Paper Glaze through my freshly cut stencil.  That fun wavy background was just right for this cool cat to float and enjoy her margarita.  I guess ocean scenes always get me thinking of portholes which put me in the mood for some round cards.  I decided to make this into a get well card with one of my favorite retired TCP sentiments.
Sprinkle in inner tube
For my gull card, instead of a porthole, I used the life preserver to frame the seagull.  I cut each piece with my Brother ScanNCut out of Neenah Solar White and sponged on all the colors with Distress Oxide, shading each piece a bit just by using the brush that I usually use for black or gray ink.  I popped up just the top of the bird and let the bottom rest more in the water.  And of course, I needed to add some glitter to the waves.
Close up of inner tube

Frankly, I love to make seagull cards, because I can use one of my favorite birthday sentiments.  “29 again? How gull-ible do you think I am?”  I’ve made the inside sentiment using my very own handwritten font and I am sharing the file on my blog if you are interested.

Here are the products that I used today:


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