Hello chum! Hahahaha! I am so excited to share today's fun shark theme shaker card! Actually, I am very happy to share with you that I'm going to be featuring a lot of NEW cards and products with you over the coming few weeks! The truth is, reality smacked me upside the head last week (by the time the third Simon Says Stamp box arrived). After putting away the new stamps, I decided to take out all of my never before used old stamps. P.S. - Don't ever do this if you are in a particularly sour mood. . . Three shoeboxes and 64 stamps later here we are with this "Hello Chum" stamp set by Avery Elle that I didn't even know I had! Ugh, I totally missed out on Shark Week in July. . . #$#%^!*
It is not a bombshell confession when I say that I own a lot of stamps. But, there was a real moment of reckoning over the weekend when I finally realized, and admitted to myself aloud, that I do have more stamps than I could ever really need (or use) and it's time I do so.
*Full supply list at end of post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Bermuda Bay cardstock. The background (behind the shark) was created using alcohol inks on Yupo paper. To see more on how the background was created, please read this post. I adhered this alcohol ink background to the bottom half of the card. I colored the fish and the shark using Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. Using the MFT Cover Up die, I cut the two layer frame out of Whisper White cardstock. I placed a tablespoon of Blue Crystal sequins on the card before I layered the shaker frame on top. Using Pool Party and Bermuda Bay cardstock, I cut two layers of ocean waves out of the Newton's Nook Sea Borders die. I added a few white lines to the waves to add dimension using the Uni-Ball Signo white gel pen.
I stamped the surfboard on Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Memento Black ink. I colored the surfboard in with Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I put a small amount of Prismaglitter on the center strip of the surfboard. I adhered the surfboard to the waves using Stampin' Dimensionals. I stamped one single shark fin on Whisper White cardstock and colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers (G1/G2). I adhered the single fin to the waves using Stampin' Dimensionals. Lastly, on a small thin strip of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Memento black ink and adhered it to the card with my Snail Permanent Adhesive.
I know you are all thinking of the infamous line from the classic 1975 Jaws movie, "we're gonna need a bigger BOAT." But, on the inside of this fun happy birthday card, it says, "We're gonna need a bigger. . . CAKE!"
I hope you have enjoyed today's card!
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