Just Floating By and Waving Hi
Hey Y'all!!! Have you created your card for the April 'Color Challenge' at Ink N' Splatter. Better get going, the month is almost over. This card is mine. I love diorama cards and I love fish & turtles. What could be better than having them all together. These fun little fish are part of the 'Seas Every Moment' stamp set & matching die set from Ink N' Splatter. I paired it with a beautiful 6 x 6 paper pack called Summer Breeze. So many fun patterns. Be sure to check them all out. All the details for making this card yourself are below (including links).
I began by coloring these fabulous little fish & turtle on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper using Copic markers.
I started by making the card base from a piece of Melon Mambo card stock. The card base is 6" x 12", scored at 6" on the long side. Just a helpful tip - Make sure you used your bone folder to crease the score line well so the card stock doesn't tear.
I cut a piece of Summer Breeze patterned paper at the measurements of 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and used wet glue to adhere it to the card base. I cut four pieces of card stock (Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue, Pumpkin Pie). The top piece is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". The other three are 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". I cut them a little smaller so I could tuck them under the front piece and they wouldn't show around the edges. I used the Under The Seas dies to cut each piece of the card stock and glued them all together on the 'outside' edges. I didn't put any glue around the inside edges that the die cut because I wanted to insert some seaweed and the cute little fish and the turtle under the edges. I cut a second piece of Summer Breeze at 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and glued it to the very back. The entire ocean scene is wet glued directly to the card base..
I cut four little pieces of seaweed from white card stock and added a little Liquid Pearls along the top edges. The seaweed is glued down right under the edges of some of the layers. I only glued the stems down and left the seaweed flowing in the current of the water. The fish and turtle are glued down right under the edges as well. Obviously you can glue them wherever you would like for your project.
I stamped the fun sentiment on basic white card stock and cut it out with an old die I love that is long retired by now. I'm sure you have one laying around that you love and can use. If not, you can fussy cut it to the same shape or use your paper cutter.
The last think I did was created more air bubbles using Liquid Pearls. Needed something a little extra and I love shiny things.
Wouldn't you love to float by with these cute little fish?