Saturday 24 June 2017

C4C391 Ocean Themed 'Thank You' Card Trio

Good morning friends

It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Our June 2017 Hostess is Joanne Grzelak. 

Here is Joanne's Challenge this week:  Today is Swim a Lap Day. Please include some form of water on your card.....a river, the ocean, a pool, raindrops, puddles, is up to you what form the water takes.

I have an ocean themed Thank You card to share today ... three of them in fact! But this first one was done specifically for the challenge. Technically I didn't include WATER on my cards but stretching is part of the challenge fun.

I love Stampin' Up's gold foil card stock, and used it here for the outline of the ECD seahorse. It picks up the gold foil bits in the patterned panel, so then I added gold dots with a gel pen inside each of the scallops. Each of the design patterns received a small dab of gold Nuvo Crystal Drops for more gold shine.

Inside is some gold seaweed, and a die cut oval to write our message on.

This second card also uses Elizabeth Craft Designs products ... I used Distress Oxide inks and made a water coloured panel. From that panel I die cut the solid shell, the paper strip across the card centre and a second shell inside the card.

More gold foil card stock for the shell outlines, above and below the water coloured strip and the Thanks die cut.  Note, the patterned paper panels I'm using for these three cards were from a package of A2 note cards. The patterns were so pretty and the price was amazing so I couldn't resist them. I cut each of the note cards in half and used one half for the outside and the other half inside of each card.

The third card had this lovely foiled mermaid on the front. I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops and a gold die cut THANKS, as well as some inking around the mermaid so she stood out a little from the background.

Finally, here is a look at the inside of the Mermaid card.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C391.

Seahorse card:
Teal and white card stocks
Patterned A2 card - DCWV
Seahorse dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold foil card stock - Stamping' Up
Dotted Scallop Oval dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold gel pen - Sakura
Words and banner stamps/dies - the Stamps of Life
Crystal Nuvo Drops
Coral/Seaweed - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fitted Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Gold shell card:
Patterned A2 card - DCWV
White and green card stocks
Distress Oxide Inks - Tim Holtz
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Shell dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Seaweed dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Thanks die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Signo white gel pen
Nuvo Crystal Crops

Mermaid card:
Patterned A2 card - DCWV
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Thanks die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Seabirds - Impression Obsession

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. wonderful water themed cards :)

    1. All cards are perfect for this theme!


  2. These are wonderful, very inspiring! May I ask the name of the pattern that the DCWV box of cards is? Would love to pick up a box of those myself!!

  3. Love these, very inspiring. Would love to pick up a box of those cards if you could share name of design/pattern?

    1. Hi Susan! The cards are by DCWV and I found them at the Michaels in Great Falls (we were visiting the US) as one of their HOT BUY items. The box is long and narrow, and it's called 'Mermaid Coast'. Hope that helps!


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