Oceans of Love (Heffy Doodle 1st Birthday Blog Hop)

Hi everyone! Today I’m joining Heffy Doodle for a fun blog hop celebrating their first birthday. 💛 I’m featuring the Oceans of Love set along with the Bubble Waves stencil to create an adorable underwater scene card.

In the video, I’m showing you how to make this cute card. I did a bunch of techniques including ink blending, masking, Copic coloring, heat embossing and even a magic stencil technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire. Make sure to watch the video below.

I started out by doing some masking and ink blending to create the base of my ocean scene. For the bottom of the sea, I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. For the actual water, I used different shades of blue. Finally, I added more dimension to the sea with the Bubble Waves stencil from Heffy Doodle.

Oceans of Love (Heffy Doodle 1st Birthday Blog Hop)

I did some stamping with the Bubble Waves stencil. This is a great technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire. I simply sprayed the stencil with water, turned it around and pressed it onto the paper. To make sure I had a nice stamped impression, I used paper towel. I like how it turned out! 😀

Oceans of Love (Heffy Doodle 1st Birthday Blog Hop)

Aren’t these sea animals from the Oceans of Love set adorable?! I love them. For the sentiment, I did some heat embossing with Atlantic Seaspray and Clear Gloss embossing powder from WOW. To finish everything off, I added a coat of sparkle with a Crafter’s Companion Sparkle Pen. So far this is my favorite sparkle pen because of the amount of glitter it adds. 😍 I also used Crystal Glaze from Tonic for extra shine!


Two lucky winners will receive a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store. Simply leave a comment on each hop to qualify. Good luck! 🍀

Coupon codes

Heffy Doodle is offering a coupon code to take 20% off your order. Use code HeffyBirthday2u and start shopping. 😄 The coupon is valid from June 13th until June 17th.

Blog hop

Your next stop on the blog hop is Crystal Thompson’s blog. Click HERE to check out her blog post. 😊 Here’s a full list of participating blogs in case there’s a broken link.

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  1. Love this card. I had such a hard time getting to your blog for some reason.

  2. Awesome card, really like the wave stencil.

  3. Oh, I love your card. I love anything with the ocean and you made it look so real. Plus I love your blog. I love tropical things too. I like being surrounded by colorful things. It makes me happy. I live on the water now and loving it. Even my craftroom is tropical. Beautiful!!

  4. absolutely stunning! Thank you for joining the hop!

  5. Beautiful, whimsical card. Makes me happy. Thank you.

  6. Awesome background created for these cuties.

  7. I love these sea creatures! You’ve created such a cute ocean scene.

  8. Oh my goodness!!! I’m totally in love for your adorable card!!! Too cute!!!

  9. I love the shark’s buck toothed grin! 😍

  10. Cuteness! Love the little sea creatures.

  11. Such a cute card.
    Thanks for sharing…

  12. Beautiful Copic coloring, gorgeous background and I love your design! Such a sweet card, Laura!

  13. Love the background. The jellyfish to the blue Narwhal. This is fantastic.

  14. What a wonderful card. Love the sea creatures! Thanks for sharing.

  15. This is adorable!! I LOVE the fun way you colored the creatures!! Your background is fantastic!!

  16. I love your underwater scene, great job of coloring too

  17. Very cute card! Love how you used your stencil.

  18. Thanks for the nice video showing us how you did this cute card.

  19. Such a cute card! I love the way you did the sand and water.

  20. Thank you for the video on making your adorable card, I really like the technique using the stencil!

  21. Wonderfully adorable card! Love the underwater scene and those sweet sea critters ♥

  22. that is such a great card … love your background and your whole scene!

  23. I love this card: it’s colors, its animals and the fact that you used Copics and Distress Inks.

  24. I love the perfect colour blending and the vibrancy

  25. Adorable card! Your card was one of the cards that convinced me I needed the Oceans of Love stamp set!

  26. Love the ocean and all sea creatures! This is adorable. 🙂

  27. Such a sweet underwater scene for a card! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Great techniques to make this cute underwater scene.

  29. I love th3 oceans of love set…it was the first one I purchased and now I’m hooked!!

  30. Super cute card – love all the critters and the colors.

  31. Fantastic card. I can’t get over that narwhal; it makes me grin every time I see it, no matter what context.. Thanks for sharing these fabulous background techniques with us and helping celebrate HD’s first birthday!

  32. Such an adorable scene! Great job!

  33. you create a beautiful and adorable scene in your card!!

  34. Fabulous card! So many wonderful techniques expertly executed to result in a beautiful and fun card.

  35. I love this ocean scene–very playful! Thanks for sharing.

  36. Thank you for demonstrating all these techniques in your card celebrating the 1st birthday of HeffyDoodle. All these adorable sea creatures must be going to the beach party to celebrate the HeffyDoodle birthday too. I love the technique of spraying a stencil with water and then pressing this onto the inked background. I will definitely be trying this one out. xx

  37. Fantastic card, love the water and the colours you have used.

  38. Your card is amazing Laura. I love your background. Thanks for sharing with us.

  39. Oh i really like your underwater scene!!! Great job!!

  40. Terrific video to share how you prepared this card. It is so cute and I love all the little critters. 🙂

  41. Oh my !! What a super lovely card !! Great job !

  42. Wow! What a great card! I love your background, and all the creatures are so cute 🙂

  43. Love the Bubble Waves stencil and will definitely put on my wish list. Beautiful card! What I am most excited about is that you are 21 and interested in making cards I don’t get me wrong but so many of the expos and classes are filled with us older ladies and I hope the hobby continues on!

  44. Fantastic underwater scene! Love your colouring!

  45. This is a fab scene with this fun set. Thanks for the inspiration.

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