I wanted to make my dad a special birthday card for his 84th birthday this Saturday, and I know he enjoys interactive cards, so I made him a fun water shaker card with a bunch of crafty yumminess from the Scrapbooking for Less June Flavor of the Month Card Kit!
First I made the water shaker using a small zip-lock bag that I filled with hand sanitizer gel and light and medium blue sequins from the “You Are My Sunshine” collection sequins pack from the Kit. I made sure it was sealed up tight and then sandwiched it between two patterned papers. To support the edges of the card front, I surrounded the water shaker pocket with 11 mm foam dots after taping the shaker pocket to the card base. The background waves and the watery pool floor patterned papers are both from the Carta Bella “Summer Splash” paper collection from the Kit. For the card front, I die cut a window and framed it using the fourth and fifth largest dies from the Diemond Dies Labels 1 Nesting Die Set. I thought the curvy lines of this nesting die coordinated nicely with the watery theme of this card.
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The inspiration for this card came from the adorable puffer fish from the Avery Elle “Sea-Prise!” stamp set from the Kit. I Copic colored this cutie with the following colors and fussy cut him out: RV11, RV55, B21, B24, BG11, BG23, N0, N2, and N3. Then I glued him into the lower right corner of the die cut window.
To give him something to blow, I also stamped, Copic colored (with the same colors I used on the fish), and fussy cut out a cake from the Power Poppy “Party Time” stamp set. I eliminated the cake topping banner and replaced them with eight striped candles that I fussy cut from an old patterned paper from my scrap box (sorry this is so old I have no idea what paper collection these candles are from). To make these birthday candles pop a bit more and stand up to the color intensity of the rest of the card, I added Champagne Stickles to the base of each candle flame. This added sparkle was a great, festive finishing touch.
I also cut off the foot of the cake stand so that the whole assembly would fit better on the card front with the puffer fish. The sentiment, also from the Avery Elle “Sea-Prise!” stamp set, is heat embossed with VersaMark Ink and Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and says, “A little extra PUFF for all those candles.”
For the inside of the card, I used the school of fish stamp from both the Avery Elle “Sea-Prise!” (for upper right) and the Echo Park “Vitamin Sea” (for lower left) stamp sets. I repeated the colors from the card front by using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry. Because I wanted the inside card liner to have more visual weight at the bottom, I stamped out the school of fish repeatedly to make it a big mass (like the sort I’ve been seeing in the BBC Blue Planet video series). For the sentiment, I used the simple “Happy Birthday” stamp from the Power Poppy “Party Time” stamp set.
Click the following picture to watch the process video of crafting this card:
This water shaker card is being entered into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Red, White and/or Blue Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Red, White and/or Blue Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Hero Challenge
CAS-ual Friday Heat Embossing Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday the Great Outdoors Challenge
Card Mania Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
MFT Card Sketch Challenge #96