When your house overlooks the bay that has the highest tides in the world, you can’t help gravitating to sea related images. Whether it’s the beach, sailing or sealife, I always have to stop and take a second look. So it was with the new Whale Of A Time Suite in the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. From the fun stamp set, to the cute punch, to the bright and colourful Designer Series Paper (DSP), it definitely called to me. What I wasn’t sure about was the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. But I bought it anyway and I’m so glad I did. This was my first project using it and I love it!
SEABED ALL THE WAY
From the start I decided that this card project was going to be all about the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. But first I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
Then I cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam Card to completely cover the front of my card base. I placed it into the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder and ran it through my machine. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the embossed piece to the front of the card base.
Next I took 3/4″ strip of Soft Sea Foam Card and embossed that. With more liquid glue I attached the strip to the bottom of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then I fixed the assembled layers inside the card base.
But I wasn’t finished with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder just yet.
I placed the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope inside the folder and embossed that too!
For my sentiment I couldn’t help but turn to the Whale Done Stamp Set. I didn’t want an obvious ‘fishy’ theme so I chose the “My love for you is bigger than the ocean sentiment”.
I stamped the sentiment onto Thick Very Vanilla Card using Shaded Spruce ink. Then I cut it out using one of the plainer dies from the Ornate Frames Dies.
Next I cut some 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim and folded it into a loose loop. Using a little Tear & Tape Adhesive I fixed the loop to the back of my die-cut sentiment. Then I finished off by attaching the sentiment and trim to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I couldn’t be happier with how this project turned out. I know that the embossing folder is called Seabed, but I think it would work for non sea-themed projects too. In fact I might just give that a try.
If you missed my first project using the Whale Done Stamp Set, you’ll find it in my blog post Whale have a happy Saturday.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Whale Done Stamp Set in a bundle with the Whale Punch (not used today). Using the ‘bundle’ item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to look at this option.
FREE BUNDLE ANYONE? – The Whale Done Bundle is just one of the choices for a free stamp set and tool bundle for anyone who joins Stampin’ Up! in June. This is in addition to the usual Starter Kit offer. I’d love to welcome you as a member of my Crafty Canadians team so check my Join Stampin’ Up! page for more details, or contact me for a chat.