Simon Says Stamp | Keep On Swimming Card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring #fishcard

Simon Says Stamp | Keep On Swimming Card

Hello friends! I’ve got a Keep On Swimming card to share today featuring even more ink blending (I’m on a roll) and some quick Copic coloring. I like to make encouragement cards for my friends (and also just for fun – for myself) so I made one using a few supplies from Simon Says Stamp.

Simon Says Stamp | Keep On Swimming Card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring #fishcard

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by stamping 5 fish from the Deep Sea Animals stamp set in Simon’s Intense Black ink. Next, I used my Copic markers to some quick coloring. I used YG67, YG17 and YG25 as well as Y35, Y13 and Y11. Once my coloring was done I cut fish out with a coordinating die, added a white pen highlight and coated with Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen for some sparkle.

Simon Says Stamp | Keep On Swimming Card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring #fishcard

Next, I used Deep Sea, Maliblue and Duckling inks to ink blend a pretty background that looked like the bottom of the sea. I also white heat embossed a large “Yay” from the Emphatic stamp set on the left hand side of my panel to add some interest to my card. I foam mounted my fish on top and also added “Keep On Swimming” and “You Got This” sentiments stamped in black on white cardstock strips.

This handmade card uses Nuvo Drops to make water bubbles. Want to see 4 other ways you can use Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios in card making? Check out this article – 5 Ways to Use Nuvo Drops.

Simon Says Stamp | Keep On Swimming Card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring #fishcard

To create the front panel of my card I used my stripes stamp set and stamped a number of stripes in Maliblue ink. I had some yellow ink residue on the stamp, so the color got a bit contaminated and became more mint than blue.

Simon Says Stamp | Keep On Swimming Card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring #fishcard

I foam mounted my panel onto the card and added a number of air bubbles onto the panel using Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew. I also used Glossy Accents and coated each fish for a shiny glossy look.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Basic Stripes
Simon Says Clear Stamps Basic Stripes
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Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals
Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals
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Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals Dies
Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals Dies
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CZ Design Clear Stamps Yay
CZ Design Clear Stamps Yay
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Simon Says Stamp Duckling Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Duckling Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stam Deep Sea Ink Pad
Simon Says Stam Deep Sea Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Emboss White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Emboss White Detail Embossing Powder
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y13 Lemon Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y13 Lemon Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y35 Maize
Copic Sketch Marker Y35 Maize
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Copic Sketch Marker YG25 Celadon Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG25 Celadon Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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6 Comments

    1. So Fun! Love the glossy fish and water droplets!! Great dimension.

    1. What a cute card Yana with lots of different techniques used. Thank you for sharing this with us crafters. :O)

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