Tuesday 29 March 2016

Hoping to sea you soon...

Over at Simon Says  Stamp Monday Challenge, the theme is "we can see clearly"...now the rain has gone..oh no wait..haha that's something else ;-)

My card had been a bit of a headache, I filmed it, but I don't think I can upload it, riddled with mess ups and a whole lot of mess on the desk ;-)...

I made a pouch from Avery Elle stamp pocket, I assumed the bottom would have 3 closed sides...I only needed to iron shut the top.

I tried it first with acetate, but that wouldn't melt.
I also tried it with my Leitz pockets...the Avery Elle are just not very strong at the seams, and I forgot about that....not good when you fill the pockets with water, food coloring and baby oil....oh the mess. give me glitter anytime lol.
Tried to clean up the pocket as best as I could but the oil kept seeping through the from panel :-(

Anyway I think it's not leaking at least...phew...
I die cut a circle from the cardbase and a panel so I could sandwhich the pounch in between with 2 layers of foamtape.
I stamped the octpus from Ranger (clearly under the sea) with Memento and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers. I used a Neenah solar white panel to hide the markers on the back. I attached this inner panel to the cardbase. 
The sentiment is from Joy! crafts and I stamped it with Versafine black onyx.

It was fun to make, but hard, I wonder if the Fuse tool would make a watertight seal? I don't know, I don't have it, so I used my craft iron. Worked but it's much harder to control.

Needless to say I won't try and mail this card, hand delivery only...it might get squished and burst open....

Anyway for more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this


  1. Kudos to you Maaike for not giving up on your idea and making it work! Art sure can be messy! When I first looked at this, I thought, it looks like a liquid, but that can't be - so cool to find it was. Love how the octopus is looking through the porthole. I am so glad you joined our challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge this week, where we are "seeing clearly."

  2. So fun - you did a very great job on this. I would have been too afraid to try and add a liquid to a card. Way to go.

  3. What a fantastic idea! great card!
    xoxo Olga