Sunday, May 2, 2021

Shark Frenzy for PP539

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Joanne is our fabulous host for the monthly Theme Challenge.
What would make a good “boy card”? Snails, dogs, dinosaurs? Hmmm...I decided that a fun shark card would work. Sharks are cool, right? I mean, they have to be if there is a whole week every year dedicated to them. It’s true! This year, “Shark Week” is August 9-16. 

I paired two different stamp sets together for my card: Whale Done, which is in the Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog and Shark Frenzy, which is found in the January-June Mini Catalog. These two stamp sets work really well together. The sentiments from the Whale Done stamp set were a perfect compliment to this sassy shark to create a cute birthday card. 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
For this card, I did use the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper for the background. Unfortunately this paper is already sold out as it is retiring in a couple of days. So, if you have it, use it. If you don’t, you can simply use the Whale Done stamp set and some inks to stamp out a background and make it work. :) 

The Shark Frenzy Bundle also features the Shark Dies which are really fun for creating little underwater scenes. I cut out some little seaweed pieces to accent the colors in the DSP and created a sandy dune for the shark to sit on. I added lots of texture to the card with embossing folders. I wanted to add some ribbon but nothing was really working, so I popped on and little Linen Thread to accent the sentiment and added a trio of “bubbles” as a finishing touch. I really like how this one came out and I hope you do as well. 
Card Measurements and Details-
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 3-7/8” x approx. 1-1/4”, die cut using the “sandy dune” piece from the Shark Dies, emboss using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and Crumb Cake ink around the edges
  • Whale of a Time DSP (now retired): 3” x 5-1/8”
  •  Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp shark outline in Moment ink, color with Pretty Peacock Light Stampin’ Blends, die cut using the Shark Dies and accent with Wink of Stella
  • Die cut three pieces of seaweed using Shark Dies using scraps of Pretty Peacock, Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green Cardstock
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to die cut second from smallest circle in Stitched Circle Dies and stamp sentiment from Whale Done stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink.
  • Linen Thread and Opal Rounds
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, fish in Calypso Coral Ink and some seaweed images in Granny Apple Green ink
  • Whale of a Time DSP (inside card): 4” x 7/8” 
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock (inside card): die cut seaweed from Shark Dies
Finally a peek inside the card! It’s no secret that I love a good, “punny” sentiment and this one just makes me smile. I popped in another pattern of the Whale of a Time DSP and added more little elements to keep the party going from the front of the card. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday May 7th 2021

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:  

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. Super fun shark card! What a great idea, and so cute!

  2. Terrific boy card, Anne Marie!

  3. hit enter by mistake lol! I'm glad I still have some of this DSP will come in handy for more boy cards! Have a great week!

  4. Anne Marie, This card is JAW dropping amazing....LOL. Yes, I went there. No truly puns aside, it is such a fun card for this challenge. Any little boy is going to love it. Well done and I hope you have a great rest of your week!

  5. Love this shark, Anne Marie. All of the elements you used in the background are perfect for this little guy and what a great "boy themed" card. Hope you enjoyed your week.

  6. What a perfect boy card, Anne Marie! This paper make the perfect background for Daddy Shark! LOVE it!!!

  7. Anne Marie, this is so fabulous! I love the background you created for this fun shark! The texture, twine and sequins add so much to this fabulous card! Have a fabulous weekend, My Friend!

  8. Anne Marie, I am not surprised the paper sold out - it really is one of my favorites and so is this card. The shark with the sentiment - genius! Hope you had a wonderful week


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Anne Marie