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!

6 comments:

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

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

    Christine

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

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

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