Saturday, 28 July 2018

Sea View Port Hole Birthday Shaker Card

Hi Everyone, here's another card with a seaside theme. I had a lot of fun with this card and it turned out just the way I wanted which is a bonus! It takes a bit of time to make but only because you have to wait for the texture paste and ink to dry before you can complete it.

Hand made sea view porthole birthday shaker card

Start with an A6 kraft card blank and layer with wood plank paper. Using circle die cutters cut a piece of white card 7.7cm diameter, using a palette knife, spread white texture paste all over the circle leaving just a thin layer on one half but a thicker layer on the other. Use the palette knife to shape the thicker texture paste to look like waves and breakers. Leave to dry - 2 or 3 hours although overnight is best if you are not in a hurry.

Once the texture paste is dry take Tumbled Glass distress ink and Cracked Pistachio and Broken China distress oxide inks, spread some of each onto your craft mat and spritz with water. Dip and ordinary paint brush into the Tumbled Glass and paint the sky area, this should be quite dilute to give a pale wash of blue over the texture paste. Paint the sea with the Cracked Pistachio and Broken China, using them alternately and allowing them to blend in places. Leave some of the rough edges of the sea unpainted to look like foam on top of the waves. Again set this aside to dry.

Using two circle dies together (7.7 and 8.9cm) cut a frame from brown card, take a length of natural paper cord and split it into the two strands, pull one of the strands between your fingers to flatten and straighten it then wrap it around the circle frame in three evenly spaced areas, securing it at the back with double sided tape. Keep a little bit of the paper cord to tie to the greeting.

Die cut two seabirds from white card, use marker pens or pencils to colour the wings grey and the beaks and feet yellow and glue to the sky area of the background.

Glue the background to the top centre of the card and pour some glass micro beads onto it. Glue around the rim of the shaker dome and position over the background. Use something like a book on top of the shaker dome to weigh it down and leave until the glue is dry. Use 3mm foam pads to adhere the porthole over the shaker dome.

Finally pop out a die cut birthday greeting, gently sand the edges to remove any notches and ink with Broken China distress oxide ink. Pierce a small hole at one end and cut a V shape at the other to make it look like a flag, tie a small piece of the natural paper cord through the pierced hole and adhere to the bottom of the card with 1mm foam pads.

There you have it, an interactive, 3D card with a beautiful sea view! I am particularly pleased with the way the sea turned out, I love the colour and the texture. I hope you like it too, thanks for visiting.
Debbie x

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  1. Gorgeous card! I love how you made the sea and porthole.

  2. That is an amazing and beautiful card!

  3. Great card! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

  4. Beautiful card! I love it alot. You are amazing with the paste and the way you painted the whole picture. Wow!