Are you needing a Father’s Day Card for this year? Cause I know that was me!!! And today I am sharing the card that my hubby will get this year!
When I saw that the theme for this blog hop was going to be Splish & Splash and all things water, I knew I wanted to use the Shark Frenzy bundle. Mainly because I have two little kids who sing the Shark song ALL DAY LONG!
When kids likes songs, they really do!! LOL
Here is my family…. My hubby is holding Addy and Oli is just being Oli! I love his personality, he is so fun and happy! My Addy is also very silly and laughs at everything and anything, however when it is time for pictures, you can’t have a smile from her!
Funny story, is that right after taking the picture this day, she was just all laughs!! But we are not surprised, as she has been that way all her life.. So serious when she doesn’t know people and then super silly when it is just us.. I think she is like me in that sense and is just introvert.. Where my Oli is more outgoing and extrovert.
I love to see how different they are!
Father’s Day Card
As I was mentioning above I wanted to use the shark frenzy bundle from Stampin’ Up! for my Father’s Day Card! So here is my card!
I love how it turned out and it truly was super easy! I only used the bundle as the die set really has great accessories to embellish your card. But I will go into more details later on.
As far as color combo, I decided to focus on the Sea and thought the below color combination would go well with my card. Therefore I picked shades of blues for the sea, as well as Sahara sand for the bottom of the sea.
So this time I was inspired more in the concept than in the paper on hand. Then I just picked paper in the colors I wanted to use an go from there.
The designer series paper (DSP) I am using here is actually retired, but we still have DSP in this color, just different patterns that the one I am sharing! I know it would also look really great..
Shark Frenzy Bundle
As mentioned above, for this card I wanted to feature the Shark Frenzy Bundle, and while my card is for a Father’s Day, you can really use this set for lots of others occasions.
Look at the images below, you will see that the stamp set and die set give you lots of alternatives. Stampin’ Up! shared these projects in the catalog and as you can see from the pictures you can customize the sharks to your liking.
You can make cards for grandparents or kids or moms or babies! Seriously you can do all the different characters from the song by adding mustaches, eye lashes, glasses, ties & bow ties, hair bows, hats, purses, necklaces, etc. You name it, the options are limitless!
Not to mention you can color the sharks in different colors as well to add to the personality!
So make sure you grab this awesome bundle (item: 156213) as is soon retiring! 😉
As far as my card, I decided to just add a bow tie that would look fancy for my Dad Shark.
I decided to color the shark in Balmy blue, but I stamped twice, so I could get a more rich color rather than a pastel color. I felt this added a more realistic look for shark!
Btw, I added a highlight line on white areas using the Pool Party light blend. This little detail always makes your pieces look more finished, specially when images are white.
For the Bow, I colored it with stampin blends (Poppy Parade) and then add wink of stella to make it shine! I love the shimmery look this easy step adds and it is not messy like glitter.
Since I pictured my shart in the bottom of the sea, I created two layers of sand with the dies to give dimension to the card. I inked the edges of these pieces using the daubers and sahara sand ink.
I stamped the sentiment in the top layer so that when I stamped the Dady shark it would follow the song lirics.
By the way, the Daddy Shark words were stamped on scraps of basic white paper and then cut out with scissors following the words. I think this looked really good to position the words in the background as if these were floating.
Because I created two layers of sand, I glued the back layer with seal and the top layer with the foam strips to add dimension to the card, (you can see that in the picture on the right). Then added the leaves on the back layer using the fine tip glue pen and glue dots.
The shark was glued with dimensionals in between the sand layers.
To finish off my card I added an insert for the inside of my card. I usually don’t do this all the time, however because this is a special card, I went for it!
I added two little sharks one in Pacific Point and one in Flirty Flamingo.. since this is the Father’s Day card from my kiddos I wanted one boy and one girl shark to represent my Oli & Addy in the card. Below the picture.
And then I added a strip of DSP to the bottom to coordinate with the outside of this card. I definitely love how this card turned out!
I hope you have enjoyed this project and give it a try at the Shark Frenzy Bundle!
This is a great bundle and it is sad to see it retire at the end of this month.. so grab it while it is still available! (item: 156213). If you are interested in a full supply list, scroll down where I have posted a full list of items used for this card. You can click on any of the images to take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items.
Blog Hop Line Up!
As mentioned at the beginning, this post is part of an amazing blog hop. Visit all participating blogs to get lots of ideas and inspiration for your next crafting project!
I know you will love all the projects presented throughout the blog hop.
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The Supply List
You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰
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