The ocean is calling you….

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun ocean themed card featuring the Whale of a Time Suite! I realized that it has been quite some time since I made a shaker card, so this is the perfect time to make one! I also brought out my bag of wobbles to add another fun element with the whale on the card front! I was going to use one for the sea turtle, but sadly the wobble is too big to fit behind it…boo!

The base layer is this design from the Whale of a Time 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the fifth smallest Layering Square Die to cut the DSP as shown and used the opposite side of the DSP for the background of the shaker: 

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Pool Party Sheer Ribbon to tie into a bow across the bottom of the DSP base layer.

2. First ink the sea turtle in Soft Sea Foam ink, sponge Just Jade ink along the top of the sea turtle, stamp the image on Whisper White cardstock, and fussy cut out.

3. First ink the whale in Smoky Slate ink, sponge Gray Granite ink along the top of the whale, and punch out with the Whale Builder Punch.

4. Use the fifth smallest Layering Square Die to cut out a Window Sheet.

5. Use the fourth largest scalloped Layering Square Die to cut out of Just Jade cardstock and then use the fourth smallest Layering Square Die to cut out the middle.

6. Whale of a Time Sequins for the shaker part.

I used a small amount of liquid glue around the Just Jade cardstock to adhere the square Window Sheet in the middle. After this dried, I used the Foam Adhesive Strips as shown:

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” (the card opens to the left). I first tied the Pool Party Sheer ribbon into a bow around the DSP base layer, adhered the base layer and then the cut-out square in place. I placed some sequins in the DSP square, removed the Foam Adhesive Strip backing and placed over the DSP square with the sequins, and adhered the whale with a wobble and the sea turtle with dimensionals as shown:

For the inside, cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5” and adhere the layers together. The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, the sea horses are stamped in Just Jade ink, and the fish are stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink, flipping the stamp in the opposite direction so it looks like the fish are swimming around in opposite directions, and adhere the ¾” x 6” strip of DSP with the jelly fish side along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Such a cute and fun card!! If you are like me and struggle with shaker cards, I found it so much easier to put the sequins in the middle and then apply the window sheet square. A fun little tip to pass along about the Whale Done stamp set, it doesn’t matter which way you stamp the little school of fish stamp, the eyes are positioned right in the middle so you can have them going to the right or left, like I did for the inside of the card!

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