Lindy’s Stamp Gang contest!!

Materials used:

Begin by trimming the base of the heart. Apply Tiffany’s Blue, let dry.

Using the Cricut cartridge, cut four 11″ waves and one sail boat. Apply Tiger Lily Red Orange to the sail boat, and Tiffany’s Blue to the waves.

Lay one layer on the base of the shadow box and use a pencil to outline the inside edges of the heart. This will tell you where NOT to put your sand. Apply sand using craft knife or spoon. Apply dimensional lacquer to seashells, and add them on top of the sand.

When the sand is dry, you may begin assembling your shadow box. Apply your choice of adhesive to the sail boat, and attach to base. Do the same with the first wave, apply adhesive to the bottom of your first wave. This wave will lay on the base of the shadow box, over top of the sail boat.

Each wave after that will be added to the layer above, creating a 3-D effect. Remember not to put adhesive (wet or dry) in areas that will not touch the shadow box.

Once the waves are added, adhere the fish to desired location. Add sun, clouds and other desired embellishments.

Cover the top of the shadow box with your choice in paper, I used Cosmo Cricket’s Umbrellas. I applied Opal Sea Oats for a glittery finish. It helps if you have some kind of sanding tool to achieve a clean finish. I prefer the Big Brother from Creek Bank Creations.

I used seam binding to give my project a way to hang. I used Tibetan Poppy Teal to give it color!

I also printed my papers on Red River Paper Company’s 60 lb polar matte, which is double sided. I had great results, and the color between Cosmo Cricket’s paper that you would pick up at the store, and what I printed at home, is so incredibly close… and I think the quality of the paper printed at home is amazing. It does really well in the Cricut, and it holds up really well when using water based products like Lindy’s Stamp Gang materials.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my tutorial, check out JessicaSprague.com to see what other awesome papers could be used in an Under The Sea themed project, and while you’re creating those beautiful projects, check out the Lindy’s Stamp Gang video on youtube to enter their Under The Sea contest!!

Don’t forget to check out the details about the LSG sale Memorial weekend!!