20,000 Leagues of Missing You

This card was inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #037.


I was also inspired by Crystal Komara over at Super Stamp Girl. Go check out her blog! Every card she makes is amazing and it is well worth the visit. She made this gorgeous card for the same GDP challenge:

Crystals Card

I loved how she used mostly Island Indigo to make this beautiful background. I wanted to make a pretty background, too!

That’s about where the CASEing (copy and selectively edit) similarities end, though.¬†Once this card got started, it totally had a mind of it’s own.

I started by sponging Island Indigo ink onto a piece of Mint Macaron paper, using circular motions to apply the ink from the outer corners into the center. As soon as I finished, I realized it looked like I was underwater, looking up. I pulled out the little school of fish stamp from the Stampin’ Up! set, Sea Street. I inked the fish in Tip Top Taupe and stamped them off once or twice before stamping them on the paper. This gives the effect of depth, making some of the fish look farther away.

I made the¬†seaweed using the stamp sets Light Hearted Leaves and No Bones About It, both from Stampin’ Up! I layered these in from the edges, from every direction, so it looked like weeds were growing up all around me.


The Tip Top Taupe color was perfect for creating a parchment look to my sentiment from the Going Global stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Again, I sponged on a little extra ink to give it a distressed look, like an old pirate map. I stamped the sentiment an extra time so I could fussy cut the “Love” banner and pop it up on dimensionals.

I finished the whole thing off with some vellum accent layers behind the sentiment, including one cut from the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies, again from Stampin’ Up! It looks just like seaweed!

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Materials Used:

Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron

Stamp Sets: Going Global, Sea Street, Lighthearted Leaves, No Bones About It

Ink: Island Indigo, Tip Top Taupe

Dies: Circles Dies, Botanical Builder Dies

Other: Vellum, Dimensionals, Sponge

0 thoughts on “20,000 Leagues of Missing You”

  1. Natalie – this is such an amazing card! I love the undewater-ness of it with these colors. Brilliant! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project color challenge!

  2. I just found Crystal Komara’s blog from Global Design Project and I totally adore her! She is totally talented and hilarious. Your card is amazing also.

    Thank you for playing with us at Global Design Project this week

  3. Wow, Natalie! Thanks so much for the huge shout-out in your blog! I’m glad that my card inspired you so much, and your card came out awesome too! An underwater theme worked great for those colors! And I love your blog title, so much fun! I love how you made your witch hats using the Stampin’ Up! colors! A great blog all around, I’ll be back to see more! Happy stamping, Crystal

  4. Thanks everyone for your kind comments! I was away from the computer for the long weekend and it is so nice to come back to see all the nice things you have said! Thank you to the Global Design Project Team for selecting this card as an honorable mention! I’m so honored!

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