Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Narwhals at Play


Today over at the Cardz4Guys Challenge Blog. We have a NEW challenge! That is to create a card using the theme #242 On Or Beside the Sea.

Today's card is also being entered into the following challenges
Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes Challenge
Paperminutes # 635 - Make Someone Happy
Arty Divas Challenge #19
SOS 417: Under the Sun, Moon, and Stars - used supplies that were already in my stash, no new purchases
STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge

For today's card, I began by doing a little stamp surgery. This cute little narwhal comes with a sentiment attached. So I cut it apart. Then I created the stencil. I used the Avery Elle Waves Die and some junk mail. That's my way of doing my part to recycle. And then before I started stamping onto the cardstock piece, I stamped onto a couple of Post-Its. Then I fussy cut the narwhals out, those creating a mask. Next, I stamped onto the cardstock. When I was done stamping, I put the masks on top of both of the narwhals and then brought out the homemade stencil. I applied the ink by using a makeup brush.

Then I moved onto coloring the narwhals. For that I used my alcohol marker and colored pencils. The pencils were used for the horn and the color was blended using my Fantastix and baby oil.

Stamps: SU! Quirky Critters
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Salty Ocean
Accessories: Spectrum Noir Triblend Ice Grey, Prismacolor Premier Cream, Peach Beige, Fantastix, homemade stencil (Avery Elle Waves Die), Amazon makeup brush

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,



  1. Another fab card.
    Thanks so much for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew to celebrate the sun, moon and stars!!

  2. That background paper is just perfect for these stamps!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

    1. Thank you! I enjoyed making the stencil. And the challenge was fun!