One of my best holidays ever was a whale watching trip to the San Ignacio Lagoon in Mexico, so as you can imagine I immediately feel in love with the cover gift on the latest issue of Papercraft Essentials and was inking the stamps almost as soon as I'd ripped off the cellophane!
I used a scrap of card cut to the same size as the one I was using for the card front and ruled diagonally both ways to mark the centre, to position the stamp in the Misti so that I could then stamp dead centre on the card front - a mistake, with hindsight. as now the sentiment is added it looks a little "bottom heavy" and the image could have done with being a whisper above the centre.
Then I stamped the wave potion again onto a snippet of white card, coloured it and cut away the top band of water, to give me a foreground area to tuck the tail behind.
I die cut the "porthole" using two circle dies, from a snippet of grey card, then used the centre portion to stamp the tail. The tail stamp has a matching die - if I'd stamped it on white card and then coloured it grey, that would have been OK but I didn't want a grey border so I cut it out by hand - hardly an arduous task! I don't think it really really needs a die.
I am sharing this with
Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 326
Less is More - Yellow, Blue, Grey
and a second, last-minute entry to CASology - Marine