Posted on

Totem Seahorse Summer Greeting Card

Hello everyone…

It is Laura here. Can you believe it’s nearly the end of July? Where did it go?

I love all things nautical. The ocean is definitely a source of inspiration for me and today I would like to share a Summer Themed Greeting Card featuring Totem Seahorse.

This card was a delight to make.

Supplies needed:

  • Cardstock (4″ x 5 1/4″)
  • Blank A2 size card (4 1/4″ x 5.5″)
  • Stencil
  • Summer themed sentiment stamp
  • Bubble wrap
  • Totem Poppet Seahorse
  • Mini brads
  • Washi tape
  • Ink
  • Acrylic block
  • Acrylic block (pink, blue, white)
  • Paintbrush

STEP 1:

Grab Totem Seahorse and Mini brads.

STEP 2:

Paint the chipboard (I chose pink color for the seahorse, but coral would be beautiful as well).

STEP 3:

Once the chipboard is dry, start assembling the Totem Seahorse.

I love how nicely it came together. This will make a beautiful focal point for the greeting card.

STEP 4:

Prepare the cardstock with your choice of paint.

STEP 5:

Now this is where things get interesting. While I was rummaging through supplies, I came across some bubble wrap and decided to incorporate it into the project. I attached the bubble wrap to wet background and waited until it dried…

STEP 6:

Once the cardstock has dried, I removed the bubble wrap to reveal a pattern. I was hoping for a more striking effect. Now that I think about it, I should have applied paint to bubble wrap directly and dabbed the white cardstock, that would have been a nice effect. There is always next time 🙂

STEP 7:

I decided to use a stencil and white acrylic paint to create more interest. I also attached the background layer to the greeting card.

STEP 8:

Assemble the greeting card. This step requires gluing the Totem Seahorse and decorating the card. I used some washi tape to add more interest to the card.

STEP 9:

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment. If you do not happen to have anything nautical, use a pen and write a nice greeting.

And here it is, my summer greeting card!!!

I hope you love what I’ve created!

2 thoughts on “Totem Seahorse Summer Greeting Card

  1. I love the texture bubble wrap makes! Works great with watercolors too!

  2. So cute! What a cool background!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *