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Stampin’ Up Whale Done Happy Birthday for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Here we are and it is Thursday already. Time for another great Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop with the Very talented ladies on our team. So, come along and see what wonderful, inspiring projects we have for you.

Today we are working with a sketch, with which I took a few liberties. Just sayin’. 

You can see for yourself what I did. Here is my card.

I began with a Pretty Peacock base over which I adhered, with Liquid Glue, a piece of Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper to completely cover the base.

Next, I dry embossed a panel of Pool Party with the Seabed 3D embossing folder. To make the deep impression I first spritzed the paper with a little water. I used the second largest die in the Celebration Labels dies to cut the panel. Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere this lovely panel to the card front.

I don’t know about everyone, but I have a hard time making a simple card. It seems that layers add so much, so I usually wind up with a collage and several layers. This card is no exception.

Coordinating with the Whale Done stamp set is the Whale of a Time  pack of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. (By the way, select Designer Series Papers are on sale right now at 15% off.) The Whale Punch is perfect for cutting out a whale from one of the sheets in the pack. For the rest of the front I used the grass die in the Smooth Sailing set to cut 2 in Shaded Spruce and one in Granny Apple Green.

I stamped the sea turtle in  the Whale Done stamp set using Pretty Peacock ink on Pool Party card stock. Using a Stampin’ Sponge I lightly sponged the turtle with a little Calypso Coral to add come color other than the greens/blues to the front. For more color, I stamped the coral image in the set in Calypso Coral on Calypso Coral card stock, and the grass image in Shaded Spruce on Calypso Coral. Both of these, and the turtle, were fussy cut with Paper Snips scissors.

The sentiment in Whale Done is stamped in Shaded Spruce on Whisper White. This was cut with an oval from Layering Ovals dies. A second oval, cut with a scalloped die in Shaded Spruce, makes a mat for the sentiment. I used Liquid Glue to attach the ovals together.

All these pieces were dry fit then adhered to the embossed layer with a combination of Liquid glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Since I still had a piece of the DSP that I used on the front, I trimmed it down and Liquid Glued it to the bottom of the Pool Party Liner on the inside. The whale needed some water and this filled the bill. As you can see, this card is for a 4 year old. The ‘Happy 4th Birthday stamps are from Family Party. The other sentiment is in the Whale Done stamp set. All of the sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce except the word Birthday, which is stamped in Calypso Coral. The Whale Punched whale is from the same sheet of DSP as the whale on the front, and is adhered with Liquid Glue. A few Pool Party bubbles completes the inside. This liner was adhered to the card base with Liquid Glue.

Since I had only punched 2 whales from the 6″ x 6″ sheet of the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, I flipped it over to see what was on the other side. Well, golly gee whiz, it had the perfect design for the envelope flap. I used Liquid Glue (I think I should own stock in this!) to adhere this to the flap. For the front, I stamped the grass in Shaded Spruce and the coral in Calypso Coral.

I really like this suite of products. The papers are lovely and the punch is so handy, especially when it works so well with the paper. All the stamps in the set are perfect for any sea themed card or scrapbook page. It is a bundle/suite you might want to get. The embossing folder is REALLY great!

I hope you like my card. If you wish to re-create it, the products I used are found below with a link to my online store. Or, you can just click on the button at right that says Shop With Me Online. Don’t forget, you have until the end of October to cash in on the 15% off many of the Designer Series Papers.

Clicking on the image below will download the pdf file that lists all the Designer Series Papers that are 15% off.

Now, on with the hop. Just click on the ‘next’ button to continue with Amy’s blog, or click on any name to go to that blog. Card cuts and products used are listed below. Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston – You are Here

CARD CUTS: Pretty Peacock: card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ ; Pool Party: for embossed front 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, inside liner 4″ x 51/4″, scrap for turtle, about 2″ x 2″; Shaded Spruce: sea grass 2″ x 8″, scalloped oval 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ ;Granny Apple Green: 2″ x 4″; Calypso Coral: stamped grass and coral 2″ x 4″; Whisper White: sentiment oval 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″; Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper: whales and envelope flap 1-6″ x 6″ sheet, card front (waves) and inside strip 1-6″ x 6″ sheet.

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up Whale Done Happy Birthday for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop”

  1. What an adorable card Julie 🙂 Love your colors and your design and everything in between. Love how you did the inside too and the envelope to finish it off perfectly.

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    1. Thanks so much Karen. Glad you like it. Sometimes things are meant to be. I flipped that paper over and was amazed that what was left was perfect for the flap. Occasionaly good things just happen.

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  2. Very cute card. Love how you used the Celebration Dies. Love all the colors you used. And your envelope goes so well. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. So colorful, vivid and fun—the 4 year old is sure to love it. I might have to go back and get the embossing folder—it sure looks great on your card. Love the layering. TFS

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