Card making, Inspiration, Stampendous Stamps, Tutorials

Come play with the whales – an Aussie Blog Hop for Stampendous Stamps!

Calling Aussies for this great competition run by the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous stamps. Each month I will be creating a project to inspire you for the monthly blog hop competition run by The Stencil Specialists. This month we are using the cute Stylized Whale stamp designed by Fran Seiford.


I’ve created a watery, shell encrusted card to inspire you. I had some marbled paper scraps so it was perfect for the whale.

  • Start your card by stamping the whale onto some patterned paper. If you don’t have anything suitable, a swish of blue and green stamping dye ink or watercolour paint will give you a nice random background.
  • Fussy cut the whale.
  • Keep a portion of the paper to use as a torn layer.
  • Emboss a panel of white cardstock and ink slightly with blue and yellow dye ink.
  • Colour a scrap of cheesecloth with brown dye ink.
  • Stamp a greeting using blue ink and fussy cut close to the word.
  • Layer the card elements onto a folded card base.
  • Add some shells of different sizes – make sure you add some tiny ones as ‘barnacles’!


Don’t forget to also pop over to the other blogs to check out what they have created for the hop!

Julie – The Stencil Specialists

Dot Leathbridge – Ink Art Designs

Donna – Luv to Emboss

Contest details –
To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the April blog hop post. Each comment is one entry so comment on each blog and you will have three entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after the end of April. The prize will be Cling Stylized Whale rubber stamp.

Good luck!

PS You can subscribe to my blog to receive updates and sneaks for the next challenge.

9 thoughts on “Come play with the whales – an Aussie Blog Hop for Stampendous Stamps!”

  1. Hi Robyn,
    Wow! Looove how you have brought this whale to life! The barnicles are a genius touch. I live by the sea and whales stop here during their breeding season. This card just makes me smile and has a such a happy feel to it. Gorgeous.
    Dot x

  2. Thanks Dot! You are so lucky to have the whales passing, I’m a bit too far from the ocean to see them. So glad you like my card.

  3. WOW – WONDERFUL card!
    LOVE your whale, LOVE your colours, dimension and textures too! … the barnacles are such a COOL touch, your photo is staged perfectly as well!
    Thank You for sharing and inspiring 🙂
    TracyM #6773 from Victoria, Australia

  4. i simply ADORE your card = I love what you’ve done to the whale…especially the ‘doodling’ or is that on the stamp…either way I love HIM too 🙂
    thanks for sharing Robyn – you’re so full of inspiration !, It would be awesome to win the whale stamp so I must get a wriggle on to comment on the other awesome art too 🙂

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