Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is an extra special slimline birthday card featuring the Sea Turtle stamp set, Seaside Bay Bundle, and the Alphabet a la Mode Dies! What makes this card extra special is that it is for my granddaughter who is turning 6 years old next week! After thinking about what kind of card I wanted to make for her, I thought that adding a wobble to the large turtle I fussy cut out would be super cute and fun! While SU! has some super cute and fun stamp sets for making cards for the littles and I have some favorites that have long since retired, I wanted to share with you a card that would be perfect for any age! This slimline card is easy to make, especially if you are looking for a card to make with just a few steps!
The card base is Tahitian Tide cardstock, cut at 7 ½” x 8 ¾” and scored at 3 ¾”:
The base layer for the card front is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 8 ½”:
To make the scenery layer for the card front, cut a 3 ¼” x 8 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, use a blending brush with Sahara Sand ink to color the top quarter of the cardstock, a blending brush with Tahitian Tide ink for the middle half of the cardstock, and a blending brush with Pacific Point ink for the bottom quarter of the cardstock. I used just the “bubble” side of the waves stamp to heat emboss with white embossing powder across the area between Sahara Sand and Tahitian Tide, stamped the small turtles in Parakeet Party and Pear Pizzazz inks, and then used the “bubble” side of the waves stamp to heat emboss with white embossing powder next to the middle and bottom turtles. I added a little detail to the “shore” area by using the speckled stamp from Seaside Bay to stamp in Sahara Sand ink and used my Wink of Stella pen to add a little “sparkle” in the stamped areas:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. On Very Vanilla cardstock, use the background side of the large turtle stamp in Pear Pizzazz ink and using your Stamparatus, line up the detailed side of the turtle stamp with the background, stamp in Mossy Meadow ink, clean the stamp, stamp again with Versamark ink, and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. You will then fussy cut out.
2. Using both seashell dies from the Seaside Bay Dies, I inked the dies by pressing them on a Sahara Sand ink pad, placed them on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to die-cut out, and then used the blending brush with Sahara Sand ink to lightly color the cardstock, giving the seashells a more distressed look.
3. You will need the Faux Sea Glass Shapes, you can use as many as you like, I used eight of them (not pictured).
4. You will need one Wobble.
To assemble the card, fold and burnish the card base, adhere the Sahara Sand cardstock base layer, adhere the stamped and embossed scenery cardstock, adhere the wobble to the large turtle and adhere the other end of the wobble to the scenery cardstock, use mini dimensionals to adhere the die-cut seashells, and place the Faux Sea Glass Shapes where desired:
For the inside of the card, cut a 3 ½” x 8 ½” piece of Basic White cardstock, I used the two sentiments from A Grand Kid to stamp in Tahitian Tide ink, stamped the number six from Alphabest in Pacific Point ink and the TH with a Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker, used a sponge dauber with Sahara Sand to ink the bottom, and stamped the seashells in Sahara Sand ink:
For the coordinating Slimline Envelope in Basic White, I used the school of fish stamp to stamp in Tahitian Tide and Pacific Point inks, the seaweed stamp to stamp in Parakeet Party and Pear Pizzazz inks, and the starfish stamp in Sahara Sand ink. I went back with my Wink of Stella Pen to color around the fish and the middle of the starfish:
I know it’s a little hard to tell, but I grabbed the wrong envelope as I have some older slimline envelopes from SU! that are smaller than the current slimline envelopes! So, here is the correct envelope and I used the Alphabet a la Mode Dies to die-cut from Pacific Point cardstock (with adhesive sheet applied to the back of the cardstock) to die-cut her name and apply to the slimline envelope:
How cute is this card?? This is the perfect card for the beach enthusiast, ocean enthusiast, and/or turtle enthusiast in your life! You can keep your cards as simple or as avid as you like, pairing with your favorite sentiments!
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