CCEE1826: Sea-prise Sha(r)ker card!

Hi friends!
It's almost summer!

One.  More.  Day!
I think that's FIN-tastic :)

It's time for a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers blog
and Joanne challenged us to use our un-inked, never used stamps!
I knew right away that I'd be using this new cutie.

My son loves loves LOVES sharks!
Anytime I see a shark stamp, I'm giddy for the cards that I'll be able to make.
This Avery Elle shark looks like the happiest-shark-on-the-planet!
I knew I'd have to scoop up the stamp set and elle-ments die ♥ 

This card is a shark-er card - hee hee!
I mean a shaker card :) 
The something new I tried with this card was using frosted acetate
instead of clear to give it a slightly murky water look.
I also ran the Avery Elle wonky scalloped frame though the Cuttlebug
6-7 times to create a glued, super thick frame (this resembled a chipboard feel).
Next, I added some teal confetti/sequins to the inside and fastened it closed.

Next, I stamped/cut/colored the shark and added a sentiment.
I wanted to make waves for the outside of the acetate
and created a watercolor background using Royal and Langnickel watercolor paper and RL watercolors to create the ocean waves.
I'm off the school where I like to watercolor and then let the piece air dry
 for 24 hours but you can always use a heat tool for faster drying
 if you like to work all in one go!

 I die cut them with a stitched wave die as I was aiming for 
lots of movement and dimension in the waves.

This card was a lot of fun to MAKO! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
Be sure to stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog to see what the rest of the design team
has made using the un-inked stamps challenge!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Oh my goodness, adorable!! That is one happy shark!! I love the waves and the shaker!! The sentiment makes me smile!! Love, love this!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. What a fun card! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Such a fun shaker card

  4. Ah ah ah!!! :D :D How fun is this?!! Fabulous idea, Kelly!! And so well realized! Such terrific sha(r)ker card!!! The punny sentiment make me smile! The waves look really dimensional and the sequins inside the card are just perfect to add movement to the "water"!!! Your son will be delighted about this!! :D
    Big hugs, have a wonderful day!

  5. Fun and 'scary' card!
    xxx Margreet

  6. Such a cute card made as a shaker!!

  7. Kelly, again, your card brings an instant smile. That big toothy grin on that shark and the shaker background just adds to the fun.

  8. Such a fun card Kelly! Love the shaker element and the waves are awesome!

  9. Kelly, such a CUTE card... and that sentiment is perfect!

  10. What an awesome shaker card, Kelly!! I love this shark bursting out of the waves backed that beautiful blue confetti!! Marvelous fun!!

  11. What a delightful card!

  12. Cute, cute, cute! Kelly you are the winner for "cute" cards...delightful!

  13. this could not be any cuter....the bright colors, fabulous water, fun whale.....a 'happy' delight

  14. Oh wow I just LOVE this Kelly!! :) That shark is just too cute!! You've created such a happy and fun scene for him too!! I just LOVE this and yay for Friday!! HUGS

  15. A wonderful fun and fabulous shaker card Kelly..love it.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  16. A brilliant fun card Kelly. I too love sharks and love to watch all the programs on TV about them. Have a lovely weekend. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  17. So glad you Maro'd this sharker card Kelly - its wonderful!

  18. Oh my goodness! This IS 'fin'tastic!! Such a fun card and I love all the special touches

  19. It's so lovely card!