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Seahorse Ride by Amy Hurley-Purdie


R226 Seahorse Ride
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Patterned Paper
Tim Holtz® Pine Needles Distress Ink by Ranger®
Copic® Markers (G000, G00, BG23, B02, BG49, B28, RV10, RV13, RV14, RV32, R35, C2, C3, Y11, Y28, E15, E00, E01, E02, R20)
1″, 1 1/4″ Circle Dies
Ribbon by May Arts
Blending Tools
Starfish Charm
Foam Tape
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesive


  1. Start with 5 1/8” x 7 1/4” teal card. Cut 5 1/8” x 7 1/4” pale teal swirl patterned paper. Cut top left edge, and bottom right edge off at an angle(see card for example). Glue to card front as shown. Cut 4 ¾” x 6” pistachio Nut embossed cardstock. Ink edges with Pine Needles Distress Ink. Glue centered and ¼” from the top.
  2. Cut 4 1/8” x 5 ¼” white cardstock, and stamp Seahorse ride using Memento™ Black Ink. Color with Copic markers as shown. Ink edges with Pine Needles Distress Ink. Glue centered. Glue Ribbon down.
  3. Add Zip Dry™ to corners ad sprinkle with Teal Micro Glitter, Green Glass Glitter, and Shaved Ice.
  4. Die cut 1” circle from white cardstock, and ink edges with Pine Needles Distress Ink. Die cut 1 ¼” circle from teal cardstock. Glue circles together. Stamp “ Make a wish” sentiment onto white circle using Pine Needles Distress Ink. Foam tape to top right corner. Glue starfish (in order for silver starfish to match card just color with coordinating Copic marker), buttons, and bow.

PenPattern Angel Fish by Amy Hurley-Purdie


V309 PenPattern Angel Fish
H320 Gorgeous
NKCRS02 Wired
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Tim Holtz® Faded Jeans, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, & Dried Marigold Distress Inks by Ranger®
Blending Tools
Copic® Markers (C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, 0, 100, B00, G00, Y15, Y38)
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Foam Tape


  1. Start with 5” x 7” dark blue card. Cut 3” x 5” and ¾” x 1” turquoise cardstock. Stamp both with fishnet stamp using Faded Jeans Distress Ink. Glue 3” x 5” vertically 3/8” from the right. Glue ¾” x 1” flush with left and ¼” from the top.
  2. Cut 7” x 1 ½” yellow cardstock. Stamp with circle stamp using Dried Marigold Distress Ink. Glue horizontally ½” from the bottom.
  3. Stamp “Happy Birthday Gorgeous!!!” sentiment 1 ¼” from the right and 1/2” from the bottom using Memento™ Black Ink.
  4. Cut 4” x 5” white cardstock and stamp Pen Pattern Angel Fish using Memento™ Black Ink, and color with Copics as shown. Use blending tool to blend Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around fish. Used Faded Jeans Distress Ink to ink edges of paper. Stamp “Happy Birthday Gorgeous!!!” sentiment on the bottom right corner(So it lines up with sentiment stamped on yellow) using Memento™ Black Ink. Foam tape to card.

Goldfish Pair by Lea Kimmel


P256 Goldfish Pair
SSC1196 PenPattern Seaside Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Memento™ Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves, & Tangelo Inks by Tsukineko®
Tim Holtz® Peacock Feathers Distress Ink by Ranger®
Ribbon by May Arts
Mango Orange & Purple Grape Cardstock by WorldWin® Treasures
Copic® Markers (Y18, Y38; YR09, YR16; BV0000, BV00, BV01; B0000; W7)


  1. Stamp main image and color.
  2. Trim image to desired size.
  3. Stamp additional images as shown.
  4. Add distress ink.
  5. Create A2 horizontal card base with a tent fold.
  6. Trim orange cardstock for background and adhere image.
  7. Attach ribbons to side, trim ends and adhere to card base

Seahorse Ride by Pam Hornschu


R226 Seahorse Ride
V307 Coral Tree
L263 Near the Sea
FREG06 Fresh Green Crushed Glass Glitter
FREG07 Steel Blue Crushed Glass Glitter
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
SSH#$ Medium Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

DWLM104 Nautilus
DWDD001 Nesting Frames Dies
DWDD004 Oval Nesting Frames Dies

Cardstock by Core’dinations®
VersaMagic™ Sea Breeze Ink by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Tangerine Ink by Tsukineko®
StazOn™ Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Sponge Dauber by Imagine Crafts®
Copic® Markers
GemTac by Beacon Adhesives®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Double-Sided Foam Tape
Small Paintbrush



  1. Create top fold card from teal cardstock. Die cut window with large Nested Frames die from front of card, leaving space toward the bottom.
  2. Stamp image on white cardstock panel with black Memento, and color with markers.
  3. Brush apply GemTac over mermaid where desired, and sprinkle with Micro Glitter. Adhere panel inside of card on back flap.
  4. Stamp Coral Tree on transparency cut to fit window. Brush back side with GemTac and sprinkle with Crushed Glass Glitters. Adhere inside front flap of card.
  5. Run scrap of yellow-orange cardstock through embossing machine with Dreamweaver Nautilus stencil. Brush tangerine ink over raised surface. Cut out all the way around into the curl of the design. Adhere to card, leaving curled edge popped up with foam tape.
  6. Die cut medium oval from Dreamweaver Oval set. Daub Sea Breeze ink through Nautilus design onto oval. Stamp sentiment and adhere to card as shown.

Jellyfish by Laura Drahozal



DWLG758 Jellyfish Stencil by Dreamweaver
LM248 Happy Birthday Stencil by Dreamweaver
Blue Aluminum Sheet

Cardstock by Core’dinations
White, Blue, & Green Alcohol Inks
Ribbon by May Arts
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Rubber Stamping Mat
Manual Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Sanding Tool


  1. Make a side folding card base with colored cardstock.
  2. Cut a smaller card mat from darker cardstock and wrap ribbon around both sides and set aside.
  3. Emboss the Jellyfish stencil onto aluminum sheet with die cut and embossing machine (Cuttlebug  sandwich: A Plate, stencil face down, blue coated aluminum face down, Stamping Details Rubber Embossing Mat, and two B Plates.) Optional: Use a stylus to emboss aluminum into stencil.
  4. Emboss the Happy Birthday Stencil through the machine with both the stencil and the metal sheet face up. Leave the stencil in place for next step.
  5. Drip alcohol ink on both pieces, staying towards the outside on the jellyfish and inside of the letters on the word.  Use a cotton swab to smear the colors if needed. Dry completely.
  6. Sand both pieces. The words were sanded completely with the stencil still under the piece. The jellyfish was just lightly sanded.
  7. Apply white ink to the top of the jellyfish with cotton swab, blending it with the blues a little.
  8. Adhere jellyfish to dark color cardstock, then sentiment. Tie ribbon in a knot and center between jellyfish and sentiment then adhere to back of mat.
  9. Adhere to card base.