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How to Make a Seahorse Seascape Card

Posted by Jennifer Snyder

Send the ocean to your friends and family with this beautiful beachy card. Learn how to make a handmade card with this tutorial.

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You don't have to visit the ocean for seaside fun. Blitsy brings the ocean to you. Jennifer Snyder can help you create a peaceful ocean seascape card.

Products

BoBunny Boardwalk 6x6 Paper Pad

Spellbinders - Borderabilities - A2 Curved Borders One

Joy! Crafts Cut & Emboss Die - Crab/Seahorse

Joy! Crafts Cut & Emboss Die - Starfish/2Shells

Cardstock

Want2Scrap - Strips Pearls - White

Ranger Liquid Pearls - White Opal

Sizzix Embossing Folder Outline Label Set

Double Sided Foam Tape

Ranger Tim Holtz Scissors

Martha Stewart Medium Punch - Branch

Cheesecloth

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Peacock Feathers

Microbeads

Beacons 3-In-1 Advanced Glue

Ranger Glossy Accents

Pearl Adhesive Swirls

Adhesive Foam Dots

Here are the steps to make this card

Choose some patterned paper that makes you think of the ocean or the waterside when you look at it. This patterned paper will be your top layer.

You'll also want to choose an accent color (mine is teal) and some white matting cardstock. Cut your layers and glue them to your cardbase. Your cardbase can be a piece of cardstock that you scored and folded, or it can be a pre-folded card. My project uses a 6x6 card.

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Cut fun wave borders from cardstock using various accent colors. I used Spellbinders - Borderabilities Card Creator- A2 Curved Borders One . Layer and glue to card.

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Add pearl or crystal swirls.

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Cut a decorative label.

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Accent the card label with dots of Liquid Pearls. They dry rather quickly, so let them dry before you continue to work on the label.

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Cut small piece of cheesecloth and fold around the label. Arrange it so that some cheesecloth is behind the label and some on top of it. Fan out the cheesecltoh so you end up with a wispy look and feel to the card.

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Add foam tape to the back of the label and stick to card.

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Punch or diecut sea forms: seahorses, shells, starfish. Lightly ink the edges of the diecuts.

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Create a wet glossy look by coating the diecuts with a light coating of Glossy Accents. Do NOT let dry.

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While the Glossy Accents is wet, sprinkle microbeads onto the diecuts. I prefer to sprinkle with my fingertips so that I do not dump microbeads onto the project and end up with a clump of microbeads. Sprinkling microbeads with your fingertips is the best way to achieve a delicate look. The Glossy Accents will hold the microbeads in place when dry...and now you can let the Glossy Accents dry. I waited 30 minutes to be safe.

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Add dimensional foam dots to the diecuts as desired and attach the diecuts to the card.

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Time to make some coral. Punch branches, ink the tips of the pine branches and tuck into the card here and there. The branch punch makes excellent coral and seaweed.

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Finishing touch - add some pearl dots to the corner of the card and to the diecuts.

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Here are more photos of the finished card

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Happy Crafting