Happy Sunday, everyone!

I’m on the blog today with yet ANOTHER awesome stamp from a fellow I Brake For Stamps Design Team designer Renee! Last week I shared a card I made with her adorable crab and today I’m sharing sea turtle from the same set! If you aren’t familiar with Renee’s stamp sets I wrote the following last week:

The “Animals Complete Set” contains 22 stamps, a cow, a tiger, a hippo with a bird, a sheep, and a dog. All of them have associated sentiments and each one is cuter than the other. The dog set has several additional stamps to accent it. The “Sea Critters Complete Set” comes with 14 stamps, a crab, a whale, a turtle, and an otter. All of these critters come with several sentiments to accent the figures.

You can buy each complete set and get EVERYTHING that comes with it, or if you prefer, you can order the animals a ‘la carte. Each individually purchased animal comes with their related sentiments. Either way, you purchase you can’t go wrong with these super cute sets.

Her stamps are SUPER adorable and so easy to color with Copic Markers! I did color the cute little turtle with a variety of green Copic Markers, he was SO fun! I stamped him out twice actually because I wanted to make my card a bobble head card! First I painted his entire body, for the second bit I only painted his head, fussy cut it out, and then made sure to run my black Copic Multiliner around the white edge of the paper. This last bit is SUCH an important step!

Using Tim Holtz Watercolor paper, I stamped out a wave stamp I had on hand twice, with VersaFine Ink. Then I colored the various waves with my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. When this was dry I cut them out with a coordinating die, though you could also have fussy cut this. Because I wanted my waves to have a shiny appearance I covered both wave sections with Judikins Diamond Glaze. I let these dry over night.

I used a cloud stencil on the background, but if you don’t have a cloud stencil you can just as easily die cut a cloud and use the paper as a stencil, or just fussy cut paper in a cloud like shape! Because I didn’t have blue cardstock in a coordinating color I used my ink brush to dust on some matching Distress Ink. The paper I did this on I cut a tag out of, stamped and embossed my sentiment, and then took a silver Gelli Roll pen to create a stitched line around the outside edge.

Once the waves were dry I adhered the background set to my card base using Scor-Tape. The second set of waves I lined with mounting tape, once I figured out where my turtle was going to sit. The turtle was adhered to the background wave section using more Scor-Tape. I took an Action Wobble spring set and cut both sides down so that they would fit nicely on my turtle’s head. All of this was carefully lined up and adhered.

Really, this card wouldn’t have taken much time at all, except for letting that diamond glaze to dry fully! The result is, I hope, a really fun card that anyone would love to receive!

I hope you hop on over to the I Brake for Stamps website and snag your own set, these creatures are SO adorable. I sincerely hope that I get to see the creations YOU make with them! If you do, make sure you use SAVE10HANNAH to save 10% off of your rubber stamp purchase!

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