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Friday, June 26, 2020

Seas the day...

This is a fun-fold birthday card that I made for my 15-year-old grandson. Because it has additional folds on the inside of the card, it doesn't fold flat enough to get a good photo--which is why I'm holding onto it in the picture. After cutting and folding my card base (here's where I got the idea), I cut pieces of a lighter blue DSP for my "water and sky" and used a wave stencil to add the blue waves to the water portion. I really love how it turned out.

My little sailboat is a die set that I enhanced with a couple of layers of CS, some Nuvo Drops for the portholes and a little Glossy Accents.

When the card is fully opened, this is what it looks like.

My sister has a fishing net die, and she cut me a few of those to use on this and future cards. I actually used only part of a net die-cut on this one. My seashells and anchor were also die-cut and inked. I added a little piece of twine to the anchor and attached it to the net, as though the anchor had gotten tangled up in the net at some point.

I think my favorite die-cuts on this card are the seagulls. I love how they look when just a tiny bit of inking is done on their wingtips and body.

When adding my "'Seas' the day!" sentiment (computer-generated), I made sure it was directly behind the front sentiment (also from the computer) when the card was closed. I used the area to the left of "'Seas' the day!" to sign our names.

The trickiest part of making this card was to cut the pieces of pale blue DSP to fit onto the multi-shaped areas of the card. It was definitely doable, though, since each of the three panels of the card begins as a normal card base size.

This was such a fun card to make, that I plan to make more like this in the future. I think it's interesting for the recipient to open it up to see how the design on the card front continues to the inside.

I hope you all have a great weekend and are able to enjoy some time outside. I know we will!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that card! It is so cute! I've never made one with that type of folds.

Lynette said...

Oh, I love how you finished this card, Cheryl! Such awesome details, and so cool how it "flows" from the front to the inside. I have made cards in this style, but didn't think to make them all one design. I bet your grandson loved it - so special.

designbydonna said...

Wow, this is spectacular. The sea theme is so great for masculine cards. You aced it.

Lynne in NI said...

That is so cool Patti, he will love it (especially if there's some $$ in it haha)! You make boys cards look so easy, when I find them so difficult!

Patti J said...

Oh my gosh, I love this! What a fun card! Bet your grandson loved it, too! So glad you shared it! Hugs...!

Glittered Paws said...

Cute cute and perfect for a teen boy I think I have the same wave stencil - one of those things that I just haven't used. The fish net die is really really cute. Absolutely makes the card and love the white seagulls.

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

Wow, this is absolutely brilliant. I love the way that you have made the card flow just like the sea! Some lovely elements in your card and very cleverly put together too. Take care, Michelle x