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April Tutorial: Abstract Beauty and Celebrating You

Stampin' Up! Seas the Day

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  • Stamp SetsSeas The Day Bundle (157858)
  • Card Stock – Balmy Blue (146982); Misty Moonlight (153081); Basic White (159276); New Horizons 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (157768)
  • Stamp Pads – Balmy Blue (147105); Misty Moonlight (153118); Daffodil Delight (147094); Bumblebee (153116); Flirty Flamingo (147052)
  • Misc. – Opal Rounds (154289); Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653); Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)




  • Balmy Blue: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • New Horizons Designer Paper: 3 7/8” x 5 3/8” 
  • Misty Moonlight: 4” x 5 ½”



  1. Use the die to cut out the shape from the Misty Moonlight cardstock.
  2. Adhere the designer paper to the back of the Misty Moonlight. Adhere both to the Balmy Blue card base.
  3. Stamp the octopus with Flirty Flamingo ink. Stamp 2 star fish; one with Bumblebee ink and the other with Daffodil Delight ink.
  4. Ink up the 2 fish with Balmy Blue ink, then pick up some Misty Moonlight ink with a dauber to add some colour to the fish before stamping on the Basic White cardstock.
  5. Cut out all the images using their matching dies.
  6. Use the die to cut out the sprigs with Basic White cardstock.
  7. Stamp the greeting on a piece of Basic White cardstock using the Balmy Blue ink. Use Paper Snips to cut around the greeting.
  8. Adhere all images to the card. I used dimensional behind the greeting and behind the fish on the right.
  9. Add Wink of Stella to both of the star fish.
  10. Add the Opal Rounds.



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