These started as seahorses cut for gift tags as a craft sale item for a FL church craft show in 2014. They gradually morphed into decorative elements on an ef that I purchased inexpensively, never knowing a use. The seahorse needed texture, so through the ef it went (wiggle eye attached!!!). The open space lent itself to sentiments, so on they went, with some pearlized bling. Those card bases screamed "use me!" for a FL scene, so they came into the mix. The inside is blue, so I trimmed Paper Studio 4x6 white cardstock, added a reverse corner round to each corner, and left them blank for personalized greetings. I may stamp a small ocean-themed image somewhere inside. My sister thought these would sell well at the October show, so while it may have taken a year from concept to alterations to final product, I am pleased with them. The seahorses really are cuties - next time I will remember to emboss before placing the eyes! Now they are in a fixed stare!! Enjoy! Diane
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015 GMT Views: 862
Paper: Sentiment (Paper Studio white cardstock and mat from Beach House paper pack); seahorse (DCWV Neutrals); Card base and front base (Clear Bags Baby Blue and Champagne), inside blank (Paper Studio white cardstock)
Paper Size: finished size is 4 1/2 x 6"
Ink: SU Baja Breeze
Accessories: Cricut cartridge Summer Soirees, Cricut Expression machine and mats, Cuttlebug efs, acrylic block, Michaels Rhinestones "Song of Spring," paper trimmer, 4mm Creatology wiggle eye, double-sided adhesive, mono glue for seahorse tail, Creative Memories punch
Techniques: select seahorse size @ 3.5" from Cricut cart, die cut and texturize with CB ef, trim champagne front and emboss with CB Shell ef; stamp, mat, and adhere sentiment and rhinestones, then adhere to card front; adhere front to base