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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Cardmaking - Making An Underwater Scene Card

In today's blog, I will share some steps for making a birthday card for a little boy. I chose the underwater scene theme because of his fascination with sea creatures. This card is very simple to make as I used a page from my colouring book to make it and then simply added a couple of surprise elements to make it a little more interesting. Be sure to scroll down to see the surprises inside the card as well.


I tore a page from one of my adult colouring books and coloured it for sheer joy and pleasure.


This is what it looked like when I was done.


I then neatly trimmed the edges of the page.


I found a matching sheet of A3 cardboard.


I taped some shiny tape down one edge of the cardboard.


Then I folded the other end of the cardboard over up to the tape.


I then taped the top edge of the side that was folded over with the same tape.


I applied double-sided tape to the back of the colouring picture.


Then I stuck the picture down on the front of the card.


I also had two smaller fishes that came from an A5 colouring book, that I had coloured earlier.


These were carefully cut away from their background.


I applied double-sided tape to the back of the fishes.


I stuck the fishes down on the inside of the card.


I then used embellishments to accentuate the eyes of my sea creatures.


I also found a rhinestone embellishment in the form of an anchor in my stash.


The anchor was stuck down on the inside of the card.


I then used colouring pencils to draw the 'whiskers' of the fish.


I used a grey pencil to create shadows to the fish.


The inside of the card when finished.


The outside of the card once finished.


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