8 July 2021

VIDEO | Ink Smooshed Ocean Scene with Reverse Confetti

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Reverse Confetti today for a fun, inspiration filled blog hop to celebrate the July 2021 release which is out now! Today I am sharing a card (and video) using the new Oceans of Love and Circle of Waves sets to create an ink smooshed ocean scene. More on the hop below. 

For my card, I started off by creating the background. I die cut the Reverse Confetti Circle of Waves Confetti Cuts from Ranger Watercolor Paper. I then sprayed Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray on to my mat and smooshed the layers of the die in to it. For the top layer, I used Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Oxide

The second layer uses Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Oxide. The third uses Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Oxide. The final ocean layer uses Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean Oxide. For the last layer, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I smooshed the ink pad on to my mat and then sprayed water on them. I used Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain. I then also sprayed on a little Picket Fence Spray Stain

I left the pieces to dry while I worked on the images. I stamped the images from the Reverse Confetti Oceans of Love Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I coloured them with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and die cut them out with the Reverse Confetti Oceans of Love Confetti Cuts. The Circle of Waves pieces were adhered flat to a 4.75" x 4.75" white card base with tape runner and liquid adhesive. I then added the seaweed on top with liquid glue, as well as the bubbles. 

The starfish and turtle were added with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Oceans of Love Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen highlights to the images and black glaze pen to the eyes. I also added Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the bubbles. 


Here is the video showing how I made the card:

If you are viewing this post via email subscription, you can watch the video HERE on YouTube. 


Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.

COPIC MARKERS: Turtle shell - BG78, BG75, BG72, YG01. Turtle body - G29, YG17, YG25, YG23, YG03, YG01. Starfish - YR27, YR24, YR21. Bubbles - BG13, BG11, BG10. Seaweed - G46, G82, G40. 


Here is the full list of participants in the hop today:

As mentioned in the video, I think the Circle of Waves die can be used in lots of different ways - ink blended, cut from different colours/shades of cardstock, some from vellum etc. It is great for different ocean cards, I think. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!


  1. This is wonderful Michelle!

  2. Adorable card! I love ink smooshing and this turned out perfect!

  3. What an absolutely lovely card! First of all, it's square and I love a square card! But mostly, that ink smooshing looks FABULOUS! so realistic with the white areas for the foam when the sea is churning. Loved the video and love the card! xx

  4. Your card is just sooo adorable, Michelle! Loved your video, too!

  5. Fab wavy background and colouring of these sweet critters!

  6. I have this set, so thanks for the ideas!


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