Slimline – Tall Card

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Whale Done Bundle

If you follow me at all, you know that I have 7 grandchildren, 6 boys, and 1 girl (and, yes, she is spoiled!).  One of our fellas has a birthday this Sunday, June 28th.  Just about every year I make him a baseball-type card, because he adores playing ball, works hard at it, and is really good at it (he says he will be in the majors one day, and I believe him!).

This year I wanted to do something different but I didn’t know what, that is until the NEW 2020-2021 Annual Catalog was released.  My eye was immediately attracted to the Whale Done Suite and knew this would be the theme I would use to create Colton’s birthday card this year.

Slimline – Tall Card

I have also seen these (old, but now new to some folks) Slimline – Tall Cards making a comeback, and decided to use it on Colty’s card.  I absolutely “love” the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, however, if I used it, my card front would have an area where I had to butt up against another piece of DSP and I didn’t want to do that, so I created my own scene with the Whale Done Stamps and the coordinating Whale of a Time DSP.

 

I cut my Thick Whisper White card base at 7-3/4″ X 8-7/8″, and scored it at 3-7/8″.  I set that aside and cut my layered panel at 3-3/4″ X 8-3/4″ using some Whisper White Cardstock.

I started began building my scene from the bottom up.  I started with some Crumb Cake Classic Ink, my trusty Glycerin, and Silicone Craft Mat (if you missed the video about how awesome glycerine is to use when creating a  background, check out my video for instructions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cjZz39prA ).  I sponged the bottom of the ocean scene, which created my sand.  Next up I used some Balmy Blue Classic Ink, and just like before I added some glycerine and started with an intense color then lightened up as I got closer to the top.

Starting from left to right of my card, I added some stamped seaweed by inked up my stamped using Shaded Spruce and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers.  I huffed and stamped onto my layer card panel.  I did this several times, some on the left and some all the way to the right of my card.  I used the Whale Builder Punch to cut that long and short little seaweed using Shaded Spruce and Old Olive Cardstock and adhered them over my stamped seaweed with my Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using the coordinating Whale of a Time DSP and the Whale Builder Punch I punched out a large whale, then using my Paper Snips, I fussy cut a small whale and a turtle.  I adhered them to my panel using some more Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Next Up, I stamped the seahorses from the Whale Done Stamp Set with some Pacific Point Classic Ink,  the coral with Calypso Coral Classic Ink, and the small fishes with some Pretty Peacock Classic Ink.

I added some of the Whale of a Time Sequin to the bottom of the ocean floor, again using my Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Did you notice one of the sequins in the pack is shaped like seashells?  I love it!

I stamped the sentiment from the Whale Done Stamp Set with some Pacific Point Classic Ink.

Further right, I stamped a jellyfish and another coral with Calypso Coral Classic Ink and more seahorses using Pacific Point Classic Ink.

I added some bubbles from the Whale Done Stamp Set with some Balmy Blue Classic Ink, ensuring to not to press too hard, and did some second generation stamping too.

I adhered my layer to the top of my card base using some NEW Stampin’ Seal+ Adhesive.  I live in Georgia and it can get very humid here so the Stampin’ Seal+ is ideal for my area, if however, you live in a not so humid climate, the Regular Stampin’ Seal would probably be fine to use.

I finished up the inside with more stamping of the seaweed and the cute little fishes.  The sentiments on the inside are from the A Grand Kid Stamp Set.  I called this project done!

Thank you for visiting with me today, I hope I have inspired you to go create something beautiful and send it on its way. 

I appreciate your business and have included the products I used on this project below for your shopping convenience.  You can also download the Supply List then head on over my online HERE to place your much-appreciated order.

Blessings, and until the next time, remember to hug the ones you love, none of us are promised tomorrow!

6 Comments

  1. Wonderful card Gloria!

  2. Beautiful card. New to SU, do you make a envelope for this size card to send it in ?

    • Addie, I actually used a #10 stationary envelope, but I don’t like stamping on it at all. Next time I make another slimline card I will definitely make my own envelope.

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