Saturday, July 15, 2017

You're Turtley Awesome - Masculine

My card has been made to enter into several challenges using a complex sketch for the layout and Paper Smooches for products. For the texture requirement, I used an embossing folder, foam tape, distressing, wood grain paper, Saran Wrap and the droplets.
A panel of Lost Lagoon cardstock was dry embossed with white ink on the inside of the folder to emphasize the texture. The edges of the panel were distressed slightly. This panel was adhered to white cardstock and then to the card base. In keeping with the sketch, two panels of patterned paper were sponged with peach and brown ink and adhered to the embossed panel.
A panel of paper with pastel yellows and greens on a soft aqua background was brightened by adding more color using a scrunched piece of Saran Wrap daubed onto the ink pads and then onto the paper. It was adhered to a square of vellum, backed with foam tape and adhered. The remaining elements were stamped, colored, die cut and adhered to the square. The crab, turtle and one fish were popped up with foam tape. The small fish and kelp layers were adhered directly. A strip of paper was added across the bottom edge with the stamped sentiment. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with kelp and small stamped fish. Bubbles were added using the aqua droplets.
Glossy Accents was added to the turtle's shell, the crab and both fish. A few dabs of clear Wink of Stella were also added to provide a glimmer sheen to represent shiny water.

My card is being submitted to:

1. Paper Smooches July Blog Challenge

2. Crafting from the Heart #167
    (Theme: Anything Goes)

3. Cardz 4 Guyz #173
    (Theme: Beside the Sea)

4. The Male Room #64

5. Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #116

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, dry embossing, coloring
Size: 5" x 5"

Stamps: Paper Smooches "Surf &Turf" & "Courteous Cuties"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Peach Parfait, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Lost Lagoon, White Vellum
DSP: Moxie "Swing", Echo Park "Summer Fun", The Paper Studio "Wooden Fence-Turquoise"
Dies: Paper Smooches "Surf & Turf" & "Ocean Scene"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensions foam tape, Stampin' Up! TIEF, ZIG Wink of Stella (clear), Glossy Accents, The Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Saran Wrap


  1. That is fantastic! Love the layered panels and those sweet sea creatures are just perfect! :)

  2. Great work with the sketch! Such a fun card, Love the panels that you made with the saran wrap. Thanks for joining us this challenge. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  3. A great card! Love the little turtle! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz

  4. You have a lot going on there, Melanie. Fun to look at everything. I love that sweet turtle!

  5. Wonderful card. And that little turtle is just adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.
    /Maria, DT

  6. What a great card Melanie, this sketch is perfect for your under the ocean scene and those extra rectangles look like rocks jutting out. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.

    Kathie SSW2~DT

  7. Lots of lovely texture and great bubbles. Thank you for joining us at TMR.

  8. Oh this is super cute - love that sentiment with the images. Nicely done. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room, and I'm sorry to be so late commenting! Deborah, DT.