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Sat 24

Ocean themed masculine birthday card
by Sara Cook

If you love nautical themed cards Memory Box has the dies and embossing folder to create like crazy.  I love recreating ocean themed scenes and this release is so amazing to easily add depth and texture to your cards.  I did go a little crazy on this card.  It will be a longer project but sooo worth it in the end.


Wood paneling:

Die cut the Wood Grain Planks twice from 80lb cream color card stock.  Next ink blend each plank with the following ink in order, Distress Oxide Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, and Walnut Stun.  Do NOT over blend, letting some of the colors to show.  Then lightly ink blend with regular Distress Vintage Photo ink.  Let dry.  With a wide paint brush, brush on Distress Collage Medium Matte to all the wooden planks.  Let dry. Just imagine all the things you can create with this die and technique!



Die cut the Porthole die out of 110lb black card stock 2 times.  Glue the 2 pcs together.  Rubber the gold color from eh CRAF-T Metallic Rub-On paint with your finger over the die cut unevenly.   


Front Assembly Panel:

Cut a 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" panel out of 80lb card stock.  Die cut the Porthole die from center.  Discard the inter circle die cut and keep the porthole die cut. Start at the bottom of the panel with 1 plank adhering it halfway on the paper.  Line up the next plank. start to fill up the panel off setting the planks like a wood floor.  Use smaller planks around the inner circle. Trim around the planks around the panel.  Adhere the 1 layer, uncolored porthole die cut from the back of the panel.  Cut a piece of acetate larger than the porthole and glue to the back of the 2 layered, colored, porthole and trim off the excess.  Adhere the porthole over the front panel.  Add double sided foam tape to  back of the panel.


Die cut the Deep Sea Octopus from the lightest pink paper from Berry Red paper pack.  Glue a small piece of blank card stock behind the eye.  Choose a heavy vellum paper and emboss using the Wave 3D embossing folder.  The vellum will rip but we will use those rips to add the octopus in front of the panel.   if needed take a exacto blade to cut areas to stick the head and arms through the vellum. Use the front panel to make sure the octopus is visible through the port hole.  Glue the octopus in place. 



Trim down the lights blue paper from the Ocean Blue paper pack to A2 size. Adhere the embossed waves to the light blue paper and then to a A2 card base.  I would recommend a 110lb card stock for the card base.  Remove the backing from the front panel card.  Use the Big and Little Words stamp set to stamp Deepest Birthday Wishes on the lightest blue paper from the Ocean Blue paper pack in dark brown ink, Distress Oxide Walnut Stain.  Trim and adhere to front of the card.




Like the nautical theme & the wood planked stamps, but that "octopus" looks just like a human fetus in that card! I couldn't even figure out what it was supposed to be until I read the description.

Brilliant design and well executed. Love it all.

So cool with the octopus coming through the embossed vellum. Love the planks too. Hugz

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