Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Narwhals, Narwhals...

Good morning, Jessica here!  If the title of my post didn't immediately put a catchy little melody into your head, you should head here and watch this first!  Then my card will make a little more sense!

Butterfly Reflections Ink is officially the first U.S. store to carry Create a Smile stamps and Vanessa received her first shipment last week!  I was SO excited to get the newest Underwater Love stamp set in the mail yesterday that I dropped my original card idea for today and went a little narwhal crazy!

Here's my card:

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Aren't those narwhals adorable!?!  I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored them with copic markers, fussy cut them, and added googly eyes.  Then I set them aside to work on the rest of my card.

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I started off by blending Chipped Sapphire and Mermaid Lagoon distress ink onto a piece of white cardstock and used a piece of post-it tape to create the line for the horizon.  While that was drying I ripped several pieces of white cardstock to create the icebergs.  After I ripped the edges I used a dauber to sponge Versamark onto the edges.  Then I sprinkled a mix of WOW Sparkling Snow embossing glitter and WOW Silver Bells embossing glitter onto the card and heat-embossed it.

I took one "iceberg" and stamped the sentiment using Jessie's ABCs from Lawn Fawn.  On the inside of the card I stamped the rest of the sentiment.  In the song, the lyrics are "cause they (narwhals) are so awesome" but I thought it'd be fun to make it a more personalized card!  I also ended up with half a narwhal so I added it to the bottom of the card as if a narwhal was swimming away!

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Then it was time to assemble the card!

I started off by adhering one iceberg to the distress ink panel and adhering the remaining icebergs to each other with my ATG gun.  Then I used a pencil to lightly mark where I wanted the narwhals to poke up out of the ice.  For a little extra surprise I mounted the front two narwhals to one action wobbler and the back narwhal to another action wobbler.  In order to let the wobblers move freely I had to build up the front icebergs with five layers of foam mounting tape.  This is definitely not a card I would send through the mail in a regular envelope!  After the icebergs were in place I added the fourth narwhal poking out of from the below the icebergs.  Because there was a layer of foam tape at the bottom I had to cut him in half to fit and that's where the tail came from for the inside of the card!

Here's a quick video of the wobblers "in action."

This is definitely not a card for everyone but that silly jingle has been stuck in my head for weeks now (thanks a lot Sprint!) and I think it'll bring a big smile to the recipient!

Don't forget to head over to Butterfly Reflections Ink and check out the rest of the Create a Smile stamps that are now in stock!  I know I'll be making more cards with the Underwater Love set!  Thanks so much for visiting and I'll see you in two weeks!


  1. Such an amazingly adorable card - who wouldn't be thrilled to get that?!!

  2. Oh my WORD! That wobbler element drives me crazy! Jessica, this is genius! Thanks so much for sharing!


  3. this is soooo creative!!! you know I love it!!

  4. I adore this card so much even though I keep getting the song in my head. Husband knows all the words. Lol.