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Tue 20

Porthole Sunset Birthday
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Have you had a chance to check out the new Under the Sea collection released yesterday?  Like the Spring collection, it’s amazing!  And it looks like I’m ready for summer with this sunset scene birthday card I’m sharing today.

Started by die cutting the porthole twice from thick white cardstock and once from silver Polished Foil paper with the new Ocean Porthole die and stacked them for dimension.  Next, a circle panel from mixed media paper and a sun mask from masking paper were die cut out using dies from Circle Basics.  Masked then ink blended Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot distress ink (DI) on the circle panel to create the sunset background.  I did the sky first.  Added water ripples with a white gel pen to complete it.


The pelican from the new Graceful Ocean Birds and the log from the new Wood Grain Planks (couldn’t capture the woodgrain detail in the photo but it’s there) were die cut from black cardstock.  Assembled the card onto a Mixed Media panel that had been dry embossed with the new gorgeous Waves 3D embossing folder (EF).  Love this EF btw! 


To finish, white heat embossed the sentiment from Birthday Blowout by Poppy Stamps on a strip of Bristol paper, then ombré colored it with the same DI as the sunset.  And that was it.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.






beautiful detail in the inking and die placements 👏

Wow this is stunning Trina. Fabulous blending and love the porthole and the atmospheric sea scene. Great embossing folder too x.

wow, love this sunset!

Amazing, really amazing!!! Love how you put the scene with the pelican in the porthole and the colours are just wonderful!! A true beauty!! The EF and the sentiment matches the sunset scene so well!

Wow! Stunning sunset and water background for your silhouette pelican sitting on a log. I do not think I have ever die cut an image out our black cardstock to make it look like a silhouette image. Your dry embossed background beautiful too. TFS your gorgeous card and all the inspiration, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Love these ocean images and that sunset is awesome!


wow, gorgeous sunset Trina and perfect layout with the porthole :)

Oooh ! Totally my cup of tea this new release. Love the porthole die and the waves EF. What a stunning showcase you offer us. Now I'm dreaming of vacation !

that is just way too cool, I love the embossing and the porthole with the great scene through it, Love it!

what a gorgeous card - your sponged sunset is glowing! love the porthole and pelican!

Gorgeous card Trina. The colours are just gorgeous for your summer sunset. Love the design with the silhouette images and the wonderful porthole die. Amazing work as always!

Such an amazing scene in the porthole window, Trina - love all the details!!

A really striking design!

Amazing sunset scene from a porthole, Trina! Love this card!

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