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Just Keep Swimming Shaker Card | Whimsy Stamps

July 29, 2019

Just Keep Swimming Shaker Card | Whimsy Stamps

July 29, 2019

Hello, crafty friends! I have a fun shaker card to share with you today featuring the cute little turtle from the newly released Baby Sea Creatures Clear Stamp Set from Whimsy Stamps. (Affiliated links used where applicable.) I actually have TWO cards to share with you today but the second one was created by my 6-year old daughter, Mila!

I shared another card earlier this month that featured some of the other stamps from this set. I wanted to keep the turtle alone because I thought that this sentiment went perfectly with him. To start, I first heat embossed the Mini Bubbles Background Rubber Cling Stamp with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder onto a scrap piece of smooth white card stock. I then did some emboss resist ink blending on top with some Distress Oxide Inks (Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire) to allow the bubbles to show in white through the ink.

To create the shaker portion, I diecut a stitched circle frame from some white heavyweight card stock using the gorgeous Shaker Maker Combo Die Set. I then stamped this piece generously with some clear VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed it with some Silver Embossing Powder to give it a metallic look. My goal was to make it resemble a porthole.

I then added a piece of clear acetate behind my porthole frame and adhered my turtle to the back of the acetate so that he would have a little more dimension than if I had glued him to the base of my card. I diecut a circle window into a piece of 5″ x 3.75″ white card stock. I added some 3mm Majestic Mini Sequins from Studio Katia for my shaker embellishments. All of this was then adhered onto a blue, A2 sized, top folding card base.

Baby Sea Creatures Clear Stamp Set | Whimsy Stamps

If you would like to know the colors that I used to color my turtle, or any of these Baby Sea Creatures, head to a previous post of mine HERE.

By Mila Alvarado

Lastly, I wanted to share this card that my 6-year old daughter, Mila, made. Last month, Jennifer McGuire posted THIS video that was filled with tips for kid’s card making. One of the tips that she shared was how to let your kids (if you think that they’re ready) use your Copic Markers! Honestly, I never thought that I would let any of my kids use my markers until they were much older but Mila has been watching me color for years now and has been itching to try them.

Thanks to this great video, I decided to let her try! This was her first card ever using Copic Markers and some Distress Ink Blending! I was pleasantly surprised at how well she handled them! She’s a quick learner and actually did this card all by herself! She chose to to use the turtle because she loved it so much! She also helped me stage her photos (although, I did take the pictures for her).

Thanks so much for dropping by! You can check out the rest of the July Release from Whimsy Stamps HERE. If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a happy day!

♥ Rachel

  • Jeanne July 30, 2019 at 7:39 AM

    These cards are fantastic. I adore yours with the peeking through the porthole shaker. Just love your coloring style, Rachel. Your little guy is so sweet there and lots of fun detail in the background. I’m blown away by your daughter’s coloring. That turtle looks amazing! She’s 6? She is learning well from a master that is for sure. Looks like you have a cardmaking buddy now! Wow!! Thanks so much for sharing and let your daughter know this old gal thinks she did an outstanding job! Hugs!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns July 30, 2019 at 10:08 AM

      You are such a sweetheart, Jeanne, thank you! Your kind words really touched my heart! I hope you have a wonderful day, my friend!

    Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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