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
- 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!