I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and are feeling beautifully refreshed. I will be very busy for the next three days because our virtual Leader’s Summit begins on Thursday. My first major task is to get next Sunday’s video prepared and ready to go. I know the project I’m doing but I need to do a bit of fine-tuning on the size! Today begins with a visit to the hospital for hubby and me for routine blood tests.
Hubby is on holiday from work until 3rd September because he had booked these two weeks as holiday. This time last year we thought we’d be in New Orleans for what is now our virtual event this coming weekend! As he has to use his holiday entitlement by the year-end – 31st December 2020 – or lose it! He’s not allowed to carry any unused days forward to the next year so he decided to take the days off work anyway! Today’s card is another card which has been designed very much around the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (DSP). I added my own extra decoration inasmuch I stamped several shoals of fish onto the DSP plus three Blackberry Bliss seahorses. I wanted to use the sentiment HOPING ALL YOUR BIRTHDAY FISHES COME TRUE so I needed to add some fish to the DSP!
Part of the Whale of a Time Suite includes some Whale of a Time sequins. Last week when I shared the cards I made from the Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine Kit I said I loved the sequins in the kit because they didn’t have holes in them – something I don’t like using on cards! In the Whale of a Time sequins, there are some pretty pinkish shell-like sequins that don’t have holes in them!
I sorted out five of them and adhered them to the front of my card. The way I did this was to squeeze a small amount of Tombow onto my Silicone Craft Mat and dipped both sides of each shell onto the glue, dabbed off the excess and then adhered to the card front. They are secure but I wouldn’t give this card to a young child because it would present a choking hazard!
The measurements for this card are as follows: card base is the regular size; the middle layer is 3¾” x 5 3/8” (US 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”); and the top layer is 3 5/8″ x 5¼” (US 3¾” x 5″). Inside the card, I had planned to use a piece of Pool Party Cardstock (CS) on top of the Pretty Peacock CS layer, but I changed my mind and used another piece of the DSP.
I stamped some fish along the bottom part of the DSP as well as two shoals on the top, plus two Blackberry Bliss seahorses. The area of the sea on the DSP is light enough to have a sentiment stamped on to it and/or to have a greeting written there. I think the Whale of a Time DSP will be remembered as the most imaginative DSP Stampin’ Up! has produced for a very long time! I shudder when I think I wasn’t planning to buy it! LOL!
That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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