Karen here today from Craftily Yours! It’s been VERY warm where I live in Northern California, so I wanted to cool down by creating a “cool” card using the FuN Sea Turtle die!
Hello, Robin here with my first post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I am so thrilled with this opportunity to be a guest designer and share my designs with all of you. I had so much fun creating this deep sea adventure card. I hope you enjoy making one as well.
- Use a paper trimmer to cut one 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of tan colored cardstock lengthwise at 4 1/4″.
- Fold the pieces of card stock in half to create two card bases that measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
- Adhere the back side of one of the card bases to the inside flap of the second card base. Make sure to line them up perfectly. You will now have a three-paneled card base.
- Trim 1/8 of an inch off your third panel so when you fold your card it will lay perfectly flat.
- Close your card so your third panel is in the middle and your left panel is on top. place your fourth sized oval die from your Stitched Ovals die set (#1113) in the center of your card so it lays horizontal.
- Run the entire card through your die cutting machine until your top two card layers have cleanly cut through. you will now have a left window panel, a middle solid panel, and a right window panel.
- Emboss your window panels one at a time with your favorite sea themed embossing folder or one that creates the look of water or rocks. (With this card I used a zebra pattern one that looks wavy.) Make sure you only emboss your window panels.
- Trim out a blue background panel measuring 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and emboss it to match your window panels. You will adhere this to the middle solid panel to create your ocean background.
- Using your fourth and fifth size ovals from your Stitched Ovals set you will create a border for the front panel of your window card. Using a glue pen to apply a small amount to the back of the oval frame, carefully adhere it to the front of your card around the oval window.
- Using dies from the Seaweed die set (#1186) cut 7 green seaweed pieces, 2 orange coral pieces, 1 large and 2 small light pink coral pieces and the rims for them in darker pink, plus 5 brown big rocks and 5 brown small rocks.
- Using dies from the Small Shells die set (#1147) cut 1 brown starfish, 1 pink starfish and starfish overlay, 1 shell with its overlay.
- Cut 1 gray anchor using the Lighthouse die set (#1145).
- Cut 1 green sea turtle and sea turtle shell overlay using the Sea Turtle die set (#1185).
- Cut 2 layers of blue cardstock ocean waves the Boat die set (#1182). Adhere the pieces so one row of waves ishigher than the other and trim them using the fourth size oval from the Stitched Ovals set, the same set used to cut out your windows.
- On the lower left corner of your card front, layer and adhere two green and one orange seaweed pieces and two brown rocks, one smaller, one larger.
- On the bottom right corner of your card front, layer and adhere one orange seaweed piece and three pink coral pieces, then add add one small rock and one large rock.
- On the inside of your front flap add one green seaweed and one brown starfish to the bottom right corner.
- On the inside of your right window panel adhere your two layers of ocean waves. The back of the waves is a perfect location to add your sentiment. I added a stamped image from the Ahoy Sentiments clear stamps set, ‘Have a splashing day!’ (Tip: It’s easiest to stamp the sentiment before attaching the wave pieces to the window.)
- On the outside of your right hand window panel layer and adhere one green seaweed piece, one 1 pink double-layered shell and a large brown rock at the bottom left corner.
- On the bottom right corner arrange and adhere add three green pieces of seaweed, two large and two small brown rocks, one double-layered pink starfish, and the anchor.
- Lastly, add your sea turtle making sure to line him up so when you close the right window panel you can see that he is partly in the waves.
- Fold your card panels in and enjoy your triple-layered Deep Sea Adventure 🙂
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Cardstock in various colors
Embossing Folder with overal pattern
Acrylic block for clear stamp
It’s my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Today I have created a birthday card using the new Turtle die from the Joset Designs Collection.