ocean theme greeting card

Ocean theme handmade greeting card

Ocean theme handmade greeting card

Ocean theme greeting card (17)I started working on this ocean theme handmade greeting card in the beginning of the month but as you can see I got tied up with all our giveaways and other pending posts etc. Nevertheless, I managed to complete the ocean theme greeting card yesterday  for Lulupu challenge for the month of June 2015- quite different from my initial design that I had in mind.

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As a beginner, I refrained from experimenting with complex techniques and hence started simple and straight. Want to know how I made these little ocean theme greeting cards? Read on!

Materials required to make ocean theme greeting card :

  • Hero arts magical background stamp
  • Heidi swapp “always” stampset for hearts & sentiments
  • Hero arts Cleardesign: Friends
  • Inkadinkado hearts stampset
  • Acrylic blocks
  • Cardstock – white ( Brustro)

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  • Pleacock feather distress ink for ocean waters
  • Memento summersky for swirls background stamping
  • Rangers classic cherry  for hearts
  • Archival jet black for sentiment
  • Versamark ink pad and rangers white embossing powder for embossing.
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Procedure to make ocean theme greeting card :

I accept that I’m no expert to put up a tutorial but this is just sharing with you guys the method I followed to make this ocean theme greeting card so that you readers can add in suggestions 🙂

So first I cut out a card-stock into A2 size  and stamped magical background with memento summer-sky dye ink.

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On another card-stock, cut out same size as the no card, I applied plain water with brush all over and spread out distress ink in the shade peacock feathers in a single direction.

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In the meantime while I left it to dry, I hand drew these tiny fishes with faber castell water based sketching pens and painted them with watercolors.

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Hand cut these cute fishes and went ahead to draw swirly waves on my ocean with blue sketch pens.

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Cut out strips of waves to superimpose on one another to get a real fake ocean effect. I paired up my fishes and decided to make one pair as lovers and another as friends 😛

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Both the cards were kept simple with just a small heart stamped out of heidi swapp heart stamp in rangers classic cherry  between the two fishes. I stamped “love you’ sentiment on love couple card and finished it off.

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For the friends card, I actually stamped the sentiment “friends always” from Hero arts & heidi swapp but it was tilted a bit so I covered up the error by placing a heat embossed sentiment in blue card stock there. I cut it out wide enough to cover my silly stamping and decided to make it a ribbon shape – kinda looked better.

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And my “l” in always didnt stamp properly 🙁

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Do you want to know how I heat embossed without a heat gun? Im gonna follow this till I invest in one and you too can if you don’t own one yet. Read the experience HERE where I made a black and white card with heat embossed sentiments.

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So that is the story of my ocean theme greeting card 🙂 Liked it ? have suggestions? Please do let me know because I’m really really in need of some criticism to learn better 🙂

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New Giveaway coming soon tomorrow sponsored by Crafters Corner 🙂 Stay tuned 🙂

Linking this card to :

Lulupu Summer splash (HERE) and BCG Cards only (HERE)


Angela jose is an engineer by profession and crafter by hobby. She resides in India with her husband and daughter. TheCraftyAngels is her brainchild which is a platform to share craft tutorials.

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  1. Aneta says:

    Oh, that’s so cute! Thanks for the tutorial.
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

    1. angela says:

      Thankyou Aneta for the encouraging words on my greeting card 🙂

  2. Angela such cute fishes! Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at Lulupu Challenge#50. Good luck.

    1. angela says:

      Thankyou Tanvi 🙂 I enjoyed making a different greeting card thanks to the unique topic chosen by you guys 🙂

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