Just Keep Swimming

The April Stamp of the Month, O-fish-ally Awesome, is super cute! The set includes 37 stamps for you to create your favorite underwater or aquarium scenes. I went with super simple to make a card of encouragement.  I found the sentiment really fitting for our current times....we all just need to keep swimming...from a distance of course!  You can add this set to your collection for only $5 with a qualifying purchase. Our warehouse is following all recommendations and we are still able to ship your orders!  Here is a look at the complete stamp set-

To create my card, I stamped my images in Intense Black ink and added colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I blended out the pencils with Gamsol.  The images were fussy cut and applied in layers with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  I sponged on Carolina Ink onto my cardstock panel for a water effect.  I added a few sequins for bubbles.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S2004 O-fish-ally Awesome Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z6505 Carolina Exclsuive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Prismacolor Pencils-109,913,918,935,941
Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins
Stitched Panel-Simon Says Stamp

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes w/optional colored pencils
Aud Sentiments Challenge-Anything Goes w/a sentiment
Colour Crazy Challenge-Anything Goes w/coloring
Little Red Wagon-Blue
Polkadoodle-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. A really lovely card great colouring x thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx

  2. Such a lovely card! ...thanks for sharing with https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ and Good luck,Nelly DT X

  3. Lovely card. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
    Mel DT

  4. Super cute CAS card, wonderful stamp set!!
    So glad you shared with us at 613 Avenue Create for the challenge! Good Luck!

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    Hugs ~ DT Shell 💕

  5. Beautiful CAS design! Thanks for your engaging submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  6. Thank you so much for joining us at this weeks Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment! This is such a super cute card! -Lisa


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