I used this fun turtle image from Paper Smooches for today's card.
To create the turtle I stamped the image on white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink. Then I colored it with colored pencils. To smooth out the coloring I used Gamsol and a paper pencil. If you are having trouble getting smooth pencil coloring those product will do the trick! Then I fussy cut around the image and set it aside.
Using a round ink applicator tool I applied Distress ink to the center of the paper. Then I spritzed some water on it and dabbed with a paper towel tor remove some of the ink. I stamped the greeting in black in and put the turtle on the card front using foam tape. Then the bubbles were added with black ink.
To make sure that the paper used to mat the card front matched I applied the same color of Distress Ink to the edges of the paper. Then I added the card front to this paper using foam tape and attached it to a top folding white card base.