Ocean birthday card with Kaja

by Kaja

Hi there,

It’s Kaja from Kajcyika crafts and today I made a sweet summer birthday card!

Take a look:

The first thing I did was the background. I used watercolor paper on which I applied three colors of distress inks: Chipped sapphire, Salty ocean and Tumbled glass. I made an ombre look, so I went from the darkest at the bottom towards the lightest at the top.

Then I used Brush stroke waves stencil and white pigment ink to make it even more ocean like.

Next, I die cut the background with Dotted patterns: Scallop frames die and trimmed it at the left side, so I got an interesting look at the end.

Next up was the coloring. I stamped out two fish and a squid from Under the sea set and colored them in using alcohol markers. I placed them over my ocean background and I felt like something is missing so I added the seaweed at the bottom. I die cut everything using it’s coordinating dies.

Then I glued everything the background using liquid glue.

After that I added the sentiment. Birthday greetings set has a lot of great birthday sayings, but I ended up using ‘Have an awesome birthday!’. I stamped it in black on a white paper and then I trimmed it to a small rectangle that I popped up using foam tape.

I felt like my animals need some air bubbles, so I used Clear drop mix to make them. I glued them down using liquid glue.

The last thing I did was glued down the ocean background and I used double sided tape to do so.

That’s it for today! Thank you so much for joining me! See you next time.


Studio Katia – Under the sea

Studio Katia dies – Under the sea

Studio Katia – Birthday greetings

Studio Katia dies – Dotted patterns: scallop frames

Studio Katia stencils – Brush stroke waves

Studio Katia embellishments – Clear drop mix

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carol August 8, 2018 - 9:18 am

An absolutely wonderful underwater scene, Kaja! I’m loving the look of the scallop panel trimmed on the side! Adding that to my ‘must try’ list!

Pooja August 8, 2018 - 1:28 pm

This is one Awesome birthday card !!

Billie A August 8, 2018 - 9:30 pm

I love this card. Images are so cute. Love the sea scene. Awesome stamps


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