Today I’m sharing my own spin on a scene card, using the Ocean Floor Slimline scene die with the Sea Friends and Sea Life stamp sets.

I love using white space on my cards, so I wanted to show how to create a scene card but still incorporate my love of white space. My top tip is to make sure that some elements bridge the gap between white space and scene. Having images or sentiments that break out from either side will help to create one cohesive design.

I began by die cutting the Ocean Floor Slimline scene die from white card. The die cuts a slimline frame but I won’t be using that on my card today as I want to create an A2 card.

I added distress oxide inks to the ocean floor and rocks, then coloured the smaller coral and greenery with copic markers.

I cut a panel of blue patterned paper to A2 size, then adhered the ocean floor and rocks on top. I used a die from the Hill & Dale set to cut a wavy edge to my panel. I then adhered this to my A2 card base and added the coral and greenery pieces.

Next, I die cut the word ‘FISHES’ from white card 3 times, using the Jane Small Alpha die set. I added a copic ombré blend of blues to one layer, then stacked two layers behind for dimension. I adhered the letters to my card, bridging the gap between the white space and scene, and angled the letters so they looked like they were floating on a wave.

Above the letters I adhered some coral, which again helps to bring the design together. I stamped a ‘birthday’ sentiment above the stacked letters, from the Sea Sentiments stamp set.

The other images on my card are from the Sea Friends and Sea Life stamp sets. I coloured them with copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I also added extra die cut layers behind some of the images for dimension. As with the sentiment and coral, some of the images break out into the white space.

Thanks for joining me and I hope this gives you some ideas on how to use your scene dies in different ways.

Happy crafting,

Copic markers

  • Dolphin: B91-97, N0-1, R30 R20
  • Turtle: E70-74, YG01-05, YG67 G28 R20
  • Seahorse: BV00-04
  • Starfish: R81-85
  • Crab: R22-27
  • Fish & coral: various
  • Letters: B91 B52 B34 B66

Distress oxides

  • Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke
  • Added dot detail with copics: E53-59