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:
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.
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!
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!