Sunday, October 4, 2015

I'd cross an Ocean for You... Card

Hi everyone :o)

Yesterday was a World Card Making Day and I wanted to share a card with you, but due to the weather circumstances and me being very unsatisfied with photos I took, I'm sharing it today.

It's this I'd cross an Ocean for You... Card I made for my boyfriend, as our 9th anniversary will be soon. :o)

My card is a CASE of beautiful card made by Francine Vuillème of 1001 cartesI love everything on that card!

Francine is a very talented and creative, pleasant and friendly Lady from Switzerland. I like her style a lot! Her simple design and stunning coloring blows me away every time she shares a new card. 

I already CASEd one Francine's card and you can find it here. Before I CASEd her card, I contacted her and asked if I can CASE her cards. She accepted my request immediately. Thank you Francine!!! :o)

Stop by Francine´s blog, 1001 cartes, and see her amazing work! You can find her also on YouTubeFBPinterest.

And nowhow I made my card...

First I made a background panel on a watercoloring paper in Ink smooshing technique. I used Stabilo markers, plastic pocket bag, sprayer bottle and water. I added some color on plastic pocket bag, sprayed it with water and smooshed color on the panel. I was adding color by color, couple of layers, drying them between. I don't have heat gun, so I use hairdryer for drying wet papers.

When I was satisfied with colors and pattern, I glued the panel on a same size white cardstock paper.

Then I stamped two submarine images from Create a Smile 'Underwater Love' stamp set. One on a piece of the white cardstock paper and one on the watercoloring paper.

Using Stabilo markers, I colored image stamped on the watercoloring paper in watercoloring techniqueI learned that from a great video tutorial by Julia Altermann, how to watercolor using inexpensive Stabilo pens.

I fussy cut image after drying, colored edges with black pen and glued it over image stamped on the white cardstock paper. Then I fussy cut image, leaving white border around it.

Reasons I glued the watercoloring paper on the cardstock paper (both, image and panel) are:

  • watercoloring paper I use is very thin,
  • Stabilo markers give best results when used on the watercoloring paper,
  • I needed thicker panel and image to complete my card.

Like Francine, I used vellum paper for a sentiment. First I teared a stripe of vellum paper and stamped the sentiment using Tsukineko Versa Magic Multi-surface Chalk Ink Cloud White. I left it dry for an hour.

After the stamped sentiment was dry, I assembled all pieces together. I placed the vellum on the panel and glued it behind, added 3-D foams on the backside of the panel and glued it to a white card base. I added 3-D foams behind the submarine, glued it on the card and embellished the card with enamel stickers. 

Card dimensions are 139 mm x 107 mm (5 1/2 x 4 1/4").

List of supplies: 

  • Create a Smile 'Underwater Love' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • white watercoloring paper
  • vellum paper
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko Versa Magic Multi-surface Chalk Ink (Cloud White)
  • Stabilo Pens (Markers) 68:
    • Yellow 44
    • Orange 54
    • Blues: 13, 57, 41, 32
    • Grey 96
    • Black 46
  • Create a Smile 'Sending Sunshine' Enamel Stickers
  • Sakura Quickie Glue Pinpoint Roller
  • strong double sided adhesive tape
  • 3-D foam self adhesive pads
  • scoring board
  • trimmer 
  • scissors 
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm) 
  • polymer stamp handle (38 mm x 38 mm)
  • sprayer bottle
  • plastic pocket bag
  • tweezers 
  • Marabu fine paintbrush no. #1
  • hairdryer 
  • water 

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #164 - Clean and Simple 

2) Create a Smile October projects

3) Simon Says Stamp, World Cardmaking Day Contest

4) Simon Says Stamp, Work it Wednesday September 2015: Use a STAMP

5) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

6) Sugar Pea Designs, World Card Making Day 2015

7) Sweet Stamps Blog, Monthly Challenge: October Anything Goes

8) The Daily Marker, 3rd 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

I have 1st Blogoversary Giveaway. If you didn't join jet, there's still time. Follow this link and find out more.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)

Crafty Milka 


  1. i absolutely love this card! the background came out fabulously :) thank you for playing with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  2. OH WOW! Milka, the card is fabulous! Love it! Thanks SO MUCH for linking to my blog and card! <3 You are so sweet!
    Big hugs,
    PS: did you add your card on the Create A Smile blog, right in the sidebar? I can't see it!

    1. :-D Thank you Francine. So glad you like it! :-D <3

      P.S. Create a Smile hasn't October linky on yet. Will add when added. ;-)

  3. Love the background to your yellow sub and the vellum is a nice touch.
    Thanks for joining us for our CAS challenge this week at ATSM. :)

  4. I love your watery effect and how the edges of the vellum also look like waves. Great CAS card.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM, Anita x

  5. Such an eye catching wonderful card. you are so clever, it looks brilliant.

    1. :-D Thank you Aileen. It's CASE of gorgeous card by Francine Vuillème of 1001 cartes.

  6. beautiful card!!
    I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog, be sure to check it out!! :)

  7. Amazing card! I don't knew the Ink smooshing technique, it's very beautiful and creative! Thanks for the inspiration!
    The vellum stripe looks great!

  8. beautiful project!! :)
    I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog!
    Be sure to check it out:


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