Saturday, May 14, 2016

A Whale-y Fun Card featuring Lawn Fawn and Echo Park Paper Co.

Hi everyone!

Happy Saturday!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start.  My card today is for my good friend's six year old son who loves whales!  They came to visit Southern California and had a "whale-y" fun time whale watching.  He also happens to be my youngest YouTube viewer, so the video I posted on my YouTube channel incorporates his feedback.  I used the "Whale You Be Mine" stamp set from Lawn Fawn and paired it with some fun Echo Park Paper Co. patterned paper.

  • Lawn Fawn: Whale You Be Mine stamps and coordinating dies
  • Lawn Fawn: Scripty Sayings
  • Echo Park Paper Co: Pirate's Life, Creative Agenda, Dots & Stripes paper
  • Simon Says Stamp: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Shapes, Stitched Circles
  • Taylored Expressions: Rolling Clouds
  • Quicklets Eyelets in Red
  • Rope
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: W00, W2, W4, R20, R22, R24, BG10
  • Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean
  • Foam Adhesive, Adhesive Tape Runner, Glue Pen

Directions - Video Tutorial:

  • Please watch my YouTube video (click here) for a full start-to-finish "how-to" video of this card. You can also click the image below.
Click here to watch me make this card on YouTube

Directions - Quick Highlights:
  • Stamp the images on copic-friendly card stock, color with Copic markers and die cut with coordinating dies
  • Die cut a stitched rectangle from the blue stripe and woodgrain patterned paper and white card stock.  Use the stitched edge to cut a diagonal.  Line it up with the blue diagonal to get a perfect cut.
  • Die cut a porthole window frame using the two largest stitched circles from four pieces of white card stock and the red polka dot paper.
  • Die cut a circle for the background of the porthole window
  • Using Distress Inks, ink up a scrap piece of card stock for the ocean and die cut using the circle and rolling cloud dies.
  • Assemble the window.
  • Punch six holes across the top of the woodgrain paper.  Insert the quicklets into each hole and set it with a ballpoint pen.  String some rope through the holes and finish the edges with knots.
  • Glue all the pieces to the card insert.  Then use foam adhesive to prop it up on the card base.
  • Stamp the sentiment in the inside of the card.
Here's a close-up of the card.

Have a whale-y great weekend!

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