Having a Whale of a Time-part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another card featuring the Whale of a Time Suite! Not only is this a quick and easy card to make with this suite, you can actually make four of these thank you cards with one sheet of the Whale of a Time 6” x 6” DSP! I just loved using the Whale Builder Punch, not only is it easy to use, but you can easily use up your scraps of cardstock to build any color of whale you like! Even though this may kinda-sorta look like a Killer Whale (which are not whales at all), I thought it would still be fun to build my whale like one!

For the base layer, cut a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and emboss with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, for this card I used the debossed side of the cardstock:

For the card front, you will need:

1. A 4” piece of the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon, this will be folded in half and layered under the sentiment piece.

2. Use this design from the Whale of a Time 6” x 6” DSP and cut into 3” squares.

3. Use the Thanks a ton sentiment from the stamp set, mask the “a ton” part of the stamp, ink with Pacific Point ink, and remove the mask to stamp the sentiment on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock, trimming the ends. If you keep any of those ½” strips of WW cardstock when you cut them down, this is a good way to use them.

4. Using the Whale Builder Punch, you want the body, eye, and fin in Basic Black cardstock, the long underbody piece and the small water spray piece in Whisper White cardstock, and both pieces of the water spray in Pool Party cardstock.

To assemble the orca/whale, use your Take Your Pick Tool with your Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the long WW underbody piece, the fin on top of that, the eye to the whale, and the WW water spray as shown behind the eye (BB cardstock on BB cardstock does not photograph well, sorry!):

I used Stampin’ Seal + to adhere the whale to the 3” x 3” piece of DSP as shown and used my Take You Pick and Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the water spray pieces:

This is what Stampin’ Seal + looks like when applied

I first adhered the embossed base layer (Seal +) to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, then adhered the DSP/whale piece as shown (easier to line up correctly for me), and then adhered the sentiment/ribbon piece with dimensionals:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the full sentiment and air bubbles in Pacific Point ink, and the coral in Pool Party ink along the bottom:

Isn’t this a super cute and fun thank you card? As this is my second card this week featuring the Whale of a Time Suite, I introduced the Whale Builder Punch and as I have sometimes struggled with builder punches in the past, having the Take Your Pick Tool and Fine Tip Glue Pen definitely made a huge difference! Tiny pieces can be real buggers (like the eye for this punch), so definitely have both of these tools handy! I also used the Stampin’ Seal + for this card and just like the Stampin’ Seal, I really do like it and the ease of use. Now, as for adhesive durability, that does remain to be seen. I live in Virginia, we’ve had very hot and humid weather recently, my AC has been on for several days, and my craft room is on the second floor in my home, just do you understand the environment. My order arrived on Friday, June 5th, I put everything in the box away, and made all my cards for this week on Saturday, June 6th, so the new adhesive sat out for close to 24 hours before use. As I am writing today’s blog post on Sunday, June 7th, I actually went back to check today’s cards and Monday’s cards to see how the adhesive was holding up. With both the Seal and Seal +, I was able to pull cardstock up, but it did not tear the paper and went right back down, no lifting like it was coming apart and losing the “stickiness” I guess you could say. That could be a good thing (for repositioning) or a bad thing, only time will tell and I will share more info as I learn it. I just want to make sure you have all the information you need to make product purchase that are right for you!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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