Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thar She Blows with Paper Smooches

Just a fun little thank you card today!  I used one of the new Paper Smooches Stitched Flourishes dies to create a waterspout for my happy whale.  These stitched flourishes are so great for adding that little extra something to a card.  A long time ago, I read a tip about card making that basically said, if your card feels unfinished, try adding texture.  Add another layer, embellishment, embossing (dry or heat), or in my case today, stitching!  (I wish I remembered what blogger said this little tidbit!  It still a really good tip!)

To create the waves, I die cut a stencil using one of the Borders Dies 1 and blended ink over it.  I love this technique because it's so much fun and gives such a soft look.  

Stitched Flourishes dies, Surf and Turf stamps, Borders Dies 1

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Mahalo and Aloha,


  1. Cute card, JJ. Great use of that die. I have those dies so I'll remember this use.

  2. so cute!! love that little spout!!

  3. Loving the soft look of this! So pretty!

  4. What a sweet card. Thanks for sharing.

  5. You are too clever, JJ! I love how you created the water and sky, and the stitched flourishes are fabulous! Awesome card, as always!

  6. I love those soft waves JJ! First you taught me clouds.. now waves ! Super cute!


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