Hello crafty friends, I am so glad you stopped by so we can make this under water scene for a Birthday card.
For this card I used the cute set "Submarine Cubbies" from Art Impressions.
I created the background from light blue 5 inch 5 inch square cardstock and ink blended Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon and Speckled Egg Distress Inks. keeping the darkest shades on the edges and fading as I go inside with lighter shades.
I splashed some water droplets and lifted them with a clean paper towel to give light areas that look like bubbles.
I then used my white gel pen to draw bubbles and some doodles to give a visual texture to the background.
I then colored all my images with Copic markers.
Shades I used for Copic Markers:
Submarine: E42 E40 Accents: YR22 YR21 Darker Windows: E43
Dolphin: E43 E42
Seahorse + Lobster: YR24 YR21
Turtle: BG10 BG11
Octopus + Fish: B01 B00
and die cut them using the dies included.
I backed the submarine and the dolphin with foam tape and glued the other critters with Nuvo Glue directly on the background.
I attached the submarine and then added the phrase "Happy Birthday, Let's Celebrate". I used Heidi Swapp Letter Stickers.
Nuvo Deluxe Glue
Tool n' One Poke tool
Ergonomic Reverse Grip - Craft Tweezers
Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors
Tim Holtz - Glass Media Mat
Foam Tape Roll
Double Sided Tape