Whale Done Congratulations Card CCS 428

by Joanne James13. July 2021 12:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and Holly has asked that we include a diamond shape on the front of our card:


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card.

Holly's layout was perfect for the idea I had for my Card Concept card for their summer challenge too - check out that gorgeous inspiration photo! I was particularly taken with that tricolour whale in the inspiration photo but was also inspired by the white starfish and sand dollars, and the wavy design and texture of the white cushion in the background to create my clean and layered card today - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I stamped my whale in Night of Navy onto both Basic White and Balmy Blue, then used my whale punch to punch out the various pieces and then pieced them together to create my fun whale. I positioned it on a square of (retired) Whale of a Time designer series paper featuring ombre waves and added some punched water from the same paper above the whale's blowhole.


I layerered this square onto a white square embossed with the (retired) Seabed embossing folder; you can't see much of this detail, but it has lots of little starfish, coral, seaplants and such on it and it adds a nice additional detail. I added another piece of the whale paper to create an ombre border between my base layers and finished with a 'whale done!' sentiment from the stamp set of the same name. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

A friend's daughter just graduated from university with a First in Psychology, so this card will be making it's way to her with our congratulations - I know she will appreciate the punny sentiment! With my own daughter and her friends having sat GCSEs and a few more friends having sat A-Levels this year, I'm going to be needing a few more congratulations cards in the coming weeks, so I think I need to get cracking!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

VickyUnited Kingdom
7/13/2021 1:12:12 PM #

Yet again, your description makes this card sound so simple but the detail is stunning. I love the texture and detail of the paper with its beautiful colours, and the whale coordinates so well. The ombre 'frame' is a lovely touch too. Vicky x


Michal D
Michal DIsrael
7/13/2021 5:05:23 PM #

Love this!! Love the sea theme, the whale is adorable and the colors are beautiful!! xx Michal


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/16/2021 6:49:15 AM #

Love those ombre waves - what a great background for that cheeky whale! Carrying the ombre into the mat - inspirational!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
7/17/2021 10:07:44 PM #

Fab - love the ombre waves in the background!


Holly Lau
Holly LauUnited States
7/20/2021 4:01:29 AM #

Such a cute card! Love it!


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