Under the Sea – Sea Shell Shaped Card

Under the Sea – Sea Shell Shaped Card

Hi everyone!  It’s Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and with that we have a brand new release to share with you!  It’s called Under the Sea and I am sure you are going fall in love with it!  When I think of the sea or the ocean one of the things that come to mind are things we’ve grown up with here living on the ocean such as scallops and lobsters.  Well making a lobster I thought might be a little to hard to do so I decided to make a scalloped shaped card, much more achievable LOL!

Take a walk along the edge of the deep blue sea, feel the warm sand between your toes and breathe in the salty air.  Balmy breezes tousle your hair and toy with the exotic hibiscus flower behind your ear as you stoop to snatch a lustrous seashell that has been swept onto the beach with the incoming tide. Cares and worries melt away because life really is better at the seaside.  The cool, crystal clear water lapping at the shoreline beckons you and you cannot resist the sudden urge to dive right in.  Before you know it you have been submerged into a magical underwater world where you find yourself settling on a jagged reef surrounded with burnished coral, glassy seashells and mystical sea creatures more beautiful than your imagination could ever conjure.  A peek behind the coral and waltzing seaweed finds you nose to nose with a school of fish gliding every so gently with their long, graceful flowing tails and glistening scales decorated with an abundance of shimmering and alluring colors.  Delicate sea horses and magnificent jelly fish dart and flit among the dancing aquatic plant life as to entertain you with a glorious underwater show being performed just for you.  Welcome to “Under the Sea”, the newest collection by Heartfelt Creations.  This water themed assembling of magnificent papers, stamps and dies will have you creating ravishing underwater scenes perfect for documenting your seaside vacations, ocean themed altered art pieces or salt water card creations.   The tranquil color palette of calming blues, greens and teals, paired with golden yellows, subtle shades of pinks, purples, corals and reds are sure to soothe your soul.  Creating projects with a tropical flair that will “make a splash” has been made simple with decorative papers boasting mesmerizing patterns of sea shells, florals, delicate swirls and alluring hibiscus blossoms.  The intricate, detailed stamp illustrations of underwater sea creatures, glistening seashells, and exotic hibiscus flowers are sublime for shaping and creating dimensional elements adding a realistic touch to any underwater themed paper craft design.  We invite you to take the plunge and come along with us on an underwater adventure as we explore Under the Sea!



finally a little closer look at some of the lovely images in this collection:


Products Used:

HCPC-3736 – Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3737 – Under the Sea Coral Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3738 – Coral Reef Collage Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3740 – Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCD2-750 – Cut Mat Create 1B Die
HCD1-796 – Tropical Hibiscus Die
HCD1-797 – Under The Sea Coral Die
HCD1-798 – Coral Reef Collage Die
HCDP1-266 – Under the Sea Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Espresso Truffle
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Desert Sand

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Cut File, Distressed Markers (Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber and Spun Sugar), Water Brush, Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray, Abandoned Coral Distressed Ink, Versamark, Fern Green Embossing Powder, Ribbon and Beads from my stash and die cutting machine.


Since this collections name is Under the Sea and I live very close to the sea one of the first things I thought of was to make a sea shell shaped card!  To make the card I found a free template online and turned the template into a cut file.  The final size of this card is 6″ x 6″.  The shell was welded together and then cut out of white card stock with a smaller size cut using a piece of paper from the Under the Sea Paper Collection for both the inside and top of the card.  I wanted to have the shell on the inside pop out so this was accomplished by cutting 2 slits, 1 1/2″ long and 1″ apart centered on the designer paper facing top to bottom.

Now lets start building the elements that we will use to decorate the card.

The Tropical Hibiscus flowers were stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and cut with the matching die and distressed with Abandoned Coral Distressed Ink.  Shape flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and adding mini beads to the stamens and finishing them off by lightly spraying them with Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray.  The large sea shell from the Coral Reef Collage Cling Stamp Set was stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and cut with the matching die and distressed and colored with Desert Sand, shaped slightly with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and finished off with Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray.  The large image on the top of the inside of the card is stamped from the Under the Sea Coral Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and cut with the matching die and colored with Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral distressed markers.  The small sea shells from the Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set were stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and cut with the matching die and colored with Antique Linen and Spun Sugar distressed markers.  The cute Jelly Fish is stamped from the Under the Sea Coral Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and cut with the matching die and colored with Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber distressed markers blending them with a water brush.  The sentiment from the Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set is stamped on white cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with Fern Green Embossing Powder before die cutting with the Cut Mat Create 1B Die.  Finally the tag that is sticking out of the large shell is cut from the paper in the Under the Sea Paper Collection using the Luggage and Tags Die.

Layer the elements that are built above as shown, finish off with some pieces of color coordinating ribbon and enjoy!

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

5 responses »

  1. Glenda Brooks

    This is stunning and very clever!


  2. Janet Saieva

    Beautiful card Joann! Awesome shape!


  3. Absolutely Gorgeous!


  4. Another stunning creation, Joann! I love that you create a shell shaped card…beautiful embellishing!


  5. Your Clam Shell card is so adorable! Cute idea!
    Hugs, Marie



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