Sunday, May 29, 2016

Turtle Fun

I always love to find a turtle when we are out around water. This card will be especially fun to give to one of my grandsons!

You know why I LOVE working with die cuts?  It is because you can be as creative as you want to create many different designs (scenes), using a variety of techniques and or supplies for color.  You can create something very simple or use a lot of die cuts to create a complete scene.

Today I have designed a card using a variety of the new Elizabeth Craft Designs, Joset Designs die sets.  I love working with Joset Designs dies because she has a variety that are fun to create cards for anyone - male, kids, friends, birthdays, holidays, etc.  Here is the LINK to check out all the Joset Designs Products.

The background was created using two pieces of Time For Teal - Soft Finish Cardstock.  I wanted to make the card dimensional so I used the largest Els van de Burgt Studio Fitted Ovals Frame to cut an oval opening in one piece of the card stock.  The oval was attached over the other piece of Teal card stock using dimensional tape.

The dies used to create the scene include Joset Designs Turtle, Boat (for the waves), Seaweed, Small Shells, and Large Shells; Els van de Burgt Studio Circles, and Bead Strings 2 die sets.  

White Soft Finish Cardstock was used to die cut the two Turtle pieces and were colored by sponging on a combination of green and rust inks.  Small dots were added to the solid background die cut to give it texture, then the overlay glued on.  A tiny bead was added to the eye and a fine tip marker used to draw in the mouth and around the nose.  

I used card stock from my stash to die cut all the other pieces; 3 Seaweed,  2 Waves, Large and Small Shells, Circles, and  3 Bead Strings-2 borders.  The Waves and Seaweed were attached behind the die cut Oval opening.  The large Circle die cut was attached to the bottom piece of Teal card stock and the Turtle attached with dimensional glue dots over the Circle die cut.  All other die cuts were attached on the top, around the large oval opening.

To create the border around the die cut oval, the Bead Strings-2, border was cut in small pieces to fit around the opening (I used 2 die cut borders).  The circles outside the die cut oval are  discarded pieces left from the Circles die cut, which is behind the Turtle.  

These products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


S@ndy Diller said...

Love all the details in this card Selma. It gives the feeling of swimming with the turtle.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very nice, Selma. Your work is always so amazing and we sure love seeing it. Have a safe Memorial Day.

Eva van Buuren said...

Ooh Selma, you have made a really GORGEOUS card!! What a beautiful colors!!
You take us with this wonderful scene in the enchantment of the Beneath the Sea!! Really GREAT!!
The new Joset's dies are fantastic, I love them!! You always created wonderful scenes with her dies.
Thanks for sharing and inspiration!!
Hugs, Eva.

Cheryl W said...

Beautiful card! I just love all the wonderful details you've added.

Joset said...

Such a beautiful underwater scene Selma. Love this card!


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