Shark Week swims away ..............


Hi friends!

I love Shark Week!

It's truly one of my favorite parts of summer :)

Even with the movie JAWS, which changed my life!

I was 6 years old ......... and wow!

Still a classic :)

We're swimming away from Shark Week, 

 a week long burst of new shark videos,

documentaries and learning tools to make the world a better planet :)

But each year, in addition to watching the Discovery channel, 

I try to use my shark stamps in creative ways

to showcase these mighty creatures ... like today's card.

This was truly SO MUCH FUN to make!

Lawn Fawn has a challenge to create a summer theme card

and for me, it's always beach time and we do a lot of snorkeling.

I've had ear surgery that doesn't allow me to go below 6' of water

so I stay really close to the surface and glide snorkel :)

On our honeymoon in Hawaii, we saw a shark swimming below us

and I did some Olympic quality swimming to get back to our boat!

Truthfully, it didn't pay us any mind and was living in it's home

and swam peacefully away but I stayed on the boat the rest of the time!

And I just love, LOVE this card <3

It was a lot of fun to make .... so let me tell you how!

I started with blending a background using Distress Inks.

It dried quickly so I used my wave embossing folder and Simon Hurley's

lunar paste in clear skies to give it extra oooompf :)

I adore the background! 


 for. sure. 

be creating background again!

Finally, I stamped/die cut/colored all the images for an underwater scene

to show the cute shark 

("He's a nice guy!" - my 2 y/o granddaughter, Alice)

and the beautiful coral reef with colorful sea life!

And that's my card!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Entered to: Stamplorations - summer

Cut it up challenge - Movies!  Jaws!


  1. This is just so cute Kelly, a fabulous card with such sweet sea critters.
    Gosh, a Honeymoon in Hawaii and a shark, how wonderful, the honeymoon I mean, I'd never go into the sea again if I saw a shark, Kate x

  2. The background is gorgeous Kelly and love the shark. He looks very friendly!!
    My Son went to South Africa, to go down in a cage to see Sharks. Scary!!
    Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  3. Wow!!! Such a delight! Absolutely LOVE this cute and colourful coral reef scene!! And your sea looks amazing with the stencilled lunar paste!! Stunning!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! If I'd see a shark were I'm swimming I'd be sooooo frightened!! Brrrr!!!

  4. Great card. Beautiful water. I would have done some olympic swimming myself to get out of the shark's way too. [Bunny]

  5. WOW WOW WOW Kelly I absolutely adore this card. It is so much fun and so dang cute. you should frame it. It is just perfect. Great job

  6. Fabulous card Kelly. I would never swim in water where sharks might be, scary! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  7. WOW Kelly, this is amazing - love your background, and that sentiment....
    Stay safe

  8. Really fun card .... love that background

  9. Fabulous background and love all the cute underwater images shark included lol.
    Card candy on my card are the three little dotty circles you can buy them in packs different colours and patterns and put them on with little 3-D pads
    Carol x

  10. This is so darned cute and colorful - what a wonderful underwater card! Your honeymoon memory would keep me permanently in a boat from that day forward! LOL

  11. Kelly, this is a fabulous card - love the glistening look of the paste. Gorgeous!

  12. Love that paste you used, Kelly, and your card is totally adorable and fun!!! I have a shark card on my blog too! Great minds thinking a like! Hugz and happy Shark week!

  13. Sensational background for this happy underwater scene!! So colorful and bright!!

  14. Such a fun tradition you have, celebrating Shark Week, and it's really cool that you had a real-life experience with one. Your card is totally adorable. I love Lawn Fawn's underwater images, and the Lunar Paste adds such a pretty dimensional effect.

    Thank you for joining our Movie challenge at Cut it Up!


  15. Such a cute card and what a fabulous stenciled background. Thanks for joining our Cut it Up challenge.