Embrace The Ocean – Always Be Yourself

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Today’s handmade card has been created for inspiration on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Monthly Challenge Blog.

For my card I have used one of their digital images called Embrace The Ocean.

You can find more of Ching-Chou Kuik’s wonderful images here in their Etsy shop, Gjzcck.

Handmade card using a digital image from Ching-Chou Kuik called Embrace The Ocean

Here is a tutorial on how I created this card.

You will need :

7″ By 10″ White Card Base
Ching-Chou Kuik‘s Digital Stamp Called Embrace The Ocean
Promarker Pens
White Card
Honey Doo Craft Circle Stencil
Versafine Inks – Bamboo, Lapislazuli, Cyan, Polar Blue.
Black Ink
Sheena Douglass – The Sea view Stamp Set
Glue / Double Sided Tape
Foam Pads


Print the digital image on to white card.

Layer one:
Using the circle stencil and lapislazuli, cyan and polar blue ink pads, add some circles straight onto the card base.
Then using the seaweed stamp and bamboo ink pad, add a design to the left hand side of the card base.

Layer two:
Colour in the digital image Embrace The Ocean, I used promarker pens.
Face / Skin : Almond, oatmeal, dusky pink, Ivory, pastel pink, verdigris, cool grey 4, 5, neon – luminous yellow, neon – glowing green.
Hair : Pale blossom, blossom, baby pink, neon – volt blue, neon, electric pink.
Sea Weed : Olive green, pesto.
Shells : Mandarin, mango, raw sienna, saddle brown.

Handmade card using a digital image from Ching-Chou Kuik called Embrace The Ocean

Cut around the image, leaving a small white border.
Then attach to the card base using foam pads.

Layer three:
Using two sentiment stamps and black ink, stamp one of the right hand side of the card base.
Then stamp the other on the left hand side.

To finish add an insert to the inside of the card base.


Thank you for visiting my blog and please feel free to follow and make any of my handmade card tutorials.

If you would like to see other cards I have made please have a look here:

Wicked In Mist – Happy Boo-thday


Snowflake Fairy Ballerina – Happy Christmas

It’s A Cats Life

I Destroy Silence – Happy Birthday


Challenges I would like to enter are:

613 Avenue Crete Challenge August – Anything Goes / Optional Twist CAS

CD Sunday Plus Challenge #116 – Anything Goes Must Include Something From A Cd, Usb, Digital Download

Corrosive Challenge #8 – Anything Goes

We Love 2 Create Challenge 7 – Anything Goes

Jan’s Digi Stamps August – Anything Goes


6 thoughts on “Embrace The Ocean – Always Be Yourself”

  1. Jocelyn says:

    So nicely coloured and I love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  2. Pamela says:

    A really pretty card – I like the colours you’ve used and the sentiment is great.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  3. Carol says:

    A sweet card and thank you for sharing with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. Beautiful card, lovely colouring
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  5. Donna Walls says:

    Beautiful image and coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at the Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge.
    Donna xx

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just beautiful Thanks for sharing over at 613 Avenue Create this month, hope to see you in future challenges.
    Elaine DT

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