Friday, 14 January 2022

JAI 586 - Just Add Ink Summer blog hop - Awesome Otters

Hello and welcome to our first Just Add Ink challenge for 2022. We're celebrating Summer in Australia with a blog hop. You may have arrived from the lovely Denita's blog or some other way. In any case I'm glad you're here.

My Summer themed project is a card for my darling man & girlie, celebrating our first Summer in our new home - and pool - with three cute otters (Awesome Otters) representing us - a much cuter card than showing the three of us in the pool.


handmade otter themed card made with Awesome Otters stamp set, Create with Friends stamp set, and Heart and Home paper, and Stampin Blends alcohol markers. Card by Di Barnes - colourmehappydi - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2022 Saleabreation - 2021-22 annual catalogue - 2022 Jan to June Mini Catalogue

We have bit of geeky love of otters, thanks especially to this episode of the hilarious Cabin Pressure radio show, so I thought the Awesome Otters stamp set would be a fun choice to use. This set is one of the free Sale-a-bration reward options available with any $90 AU purchase during through Jan-Feb.

First I stamped 2 otters floating on their back then coloured them with Stampin Blends markers. Then for a bit of extra fun I added a 3rd pop-up otter. To do this I cut a slit the card piece and popped in my folded up otter. I created my pool water around the otters with Pool Party Stampin' Blends markers, creating repeated wavy lines with the dark marker.

The pool surround is a lovely bleached timber look paper from the new Heart and Home paper pack.
 
handmade otter themed card made with Awesome Otters stamp set, Create with Friends stamp set, and Heart and Home paper, and Stampin Blends alcohol markers. Card by Di Barnes - colourmehappydi - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2022 Saleabreation - 2021-22 annual catalogue - 2022 Jan to June Mini Catalogue
 
The sentiment is a custom one made with the Create With Friends stamp set. I love the combination of fonts used, and you can create so many great sentiments with the word options.

handmade otter themed card made with Awesome Otters stamp set, Create with Friends stamp set, and Heart and Home paper, and Stampin Blends alcohol markers. Card by Di Barnes - colourmehappydi - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2022 Saleabreation - 2021-22 annual catalogue - 2022 Jan to June Mini Catalogue

Back to the cutest pop up otter - you can see how I created her in this pic. Can you also see the new Iridescent gems, which add some water-like shine.

 handmade otter themed card made with Awesome Otters stamp set, Create with Friends stamp set, and Heart and Home paper, and Stampin Blends alcohol markers. Card by Di Barnes - colourmehappydi - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2022 Saleabreation - 2021-22 annual catalogue - 2022 Jan to June Mini Catalogue

So that's my Summer project. I hope it made you smile as much as I did making it and has given you some ideas to try. Thanks for visiting.

See my SU website here for all the supplies I used for my project.

It's time for you to hop again for more Summer blog hop fun from my dear friend and teamie, Jo Stubbings. If you get lost along the way, head back to the Just Add Ink blog for a full list.
We'd love you to play along with our Summer challenge too, even if it's Winter where you live. Happy hopping & creating!

Thanks again for visiting. Hope to see you here again soon.

Happy stamping & inky wishes
Di

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handmade otter themed card made with Awesome Otters stamp set, Create with Friends stamp set, and Heart and Home paper, and Stampin Blends alcohol markers. Card by Di Barnes - colourmehappydi - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2022 Saleabreation - 2021-22 annual catalogue - 2022 Jan to June Mini Catalogue

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22 comments:

Denita Wright-Smee said...

I love you trio of Otters Di, and even better that they represent your family. D x

Kerry Bunting said...

I adore the otter episode of Cabin Pressure too, Di! How sweet that they represent your family enjoying your new pool - love it.

Annie A said...

Loving this card, so sweet and love that it represents your family! - Ann x

Tina said...

Aww, that's so adorable! The pop up otter is awesome, and I love how yo've coloured the water. Fabulous card! Enjoy that pool!

Tristan said...

Thanks for sharing your story Diane and love that pop-up otter. great card.

Lou said...

Stop! That is just too adorable Di. I love the pop up otter. So cute and clever. x

Marlena M. said...

Aw! I love the pop up effect in your precious scene~

Hope Mitchell said...

Diane, such a unique idea for a wonderful family memory. Love the pop up idea - will it mail OK?

janscreatedcards said...

Oh my goodness this is super cute to represent your family in your new pool! Is that you as the pop up ! 😄So much fun and hope you’re enjoying you’re new home and craft room too! xx

MA-MI said...

The pop-up otter is a very funny addition to the very summery card. I love it!

Fiona Bradley said...

What could be more summery than a lolling about in a lovely cool pool! Lucky otters. Love this!

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks, Denita :)

ColourmehappyDi said...

Yay, Kerry, another Cabin Pressure fan :)

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks, Anne :)

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks, Tina. It was fun to make. We will :)

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks, Tristan :)

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks, Lou :D

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thank you, Marlena

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks, Hope. Yes, mailing would be ok as the otter is just slotted in the card and folds down. I probably should have shown it flat too.

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks, Jan 💗

ColourmehappyDi said...

Have to add as much fun as possible. Thanks, Ma-Mi

ColourmehappyDi said...

Absolutely. Fiona. Thanks.