Hello and welcome to Renee’s Corner. Today I have a special card for you…Hope you like fishes!….
- Type of Project: Card making
- Occasion: Birthday Card for Boys
- Techniques used: Die cutting, Window see through card, Text and Paper Layering, Mixing Paper Patterns
- Decoration: Acetate, Gold foil accents
- Main colours: Blue, yellow and red
- Equipment Used: Sizzix Die cut machine, Paper Rose Layered Dies, Simon Says Stamp Circle Dies
My Favourite Theme
One of my favourite themes I love to use for male cards, is the Nautical theme. So the elements I would select for the card, would include things like boats, the sea, life jackets, life preservers, sea creatures, birds, fish and more.
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Fishes, Fishes, Fishes
For the card I am showing you today, I chose card stock featuring fishes in nautical colours; red, blue and yellow. Aren’t they bright?…. The entire project is basically designed using paper.
Creating Port holes
The card features a window element at the bottom to represent port holes to view fishes. So the idea behind it is….. viewing fishes from above and below deck.
I die-cut 3 holes in the white card stock base and in the blue and white striped paper (notice that the papers used all give nautical vibes). Then I adhered acetate paper onto the flip side of the front of the card. Embellished the portholes with gold foiled paper accents. I also added gold foil to separate each paper pattern.
Take a look inside
Next I lined up a strip of paper with fishes on the inside of the card and added a gold strip to correspond with the design on the front and added a message framed in blue on the inside.
The Outside Greeting
For the “Happy Birthday” greeting I used layered dies. Orange paper for the text and yellow for the outline . This adds a pop of colour. This card is appropriate for boys up to 12 years and the young at heart.
Hope you enjoyed this project and I would love for you to give it a try.
Renee Hamilton is from Trinidad and Tobago. Renee has been writing for TPC since 2023. Renee started paper crafting in 2008 and she mostly do Cardmaking, 3D and interactive projects. Her paper projects are often made in a Clean and Simple or a Whimsical style.