Under the Sea – Life With You Is Fintastic

Under the Sea – Life With You Is Fintastic

Hi everyone!  I hope you are enjoying the lovely new Under the Sea Collection from Heartfelt Creations! For today’s project, I thought that a ‘fishbowl’ card would be a great way to display some of the lovely images in this collection.


I wanted an extra fold for this card so I decided to make the fish bowl on the front open


finally the inside of the card, I left it blank for someone to personalize:


Products Used:

HCPC-3737 – Under the Sea Coral Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3739 – Under the Sea Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-796 – Tropical Hibiscus Die
HCD1-799 – Under the Sea 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

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Distressed Markers (Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade), Abandoned Coral Distressed Ink, Crystal Stickles, Versamark, Black Opal Embossing Powder, Lace and Bling from my stash and die cutting machine.


To make this 6″ x 6″ card, first make your basic 6″ x 6″ card out of White card stock layering the front and inside with designer paper from the Under the Sea Paper Collection cut 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″. The fish bowl could be either made flat, popped out or made to open.  I decided to make it open by taking one fishbowl that I drew and placing it upside down on the top of another one and cutting it out.  For the template I used click here.

To decorate the fish bowl first start with creating a sandy bottom.  This was accomplished by cutting a wavy piece of white card stock from the template, stamping it with Versamark and heat embossing it with Black Opal embossing powder.  The sea grass in the fishbowl was created by fussy cutting the Under the Sea Coral Cling Stamp Set which was was stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and cut with the matching die and then colored with Cracked Pistachio Distressed Markers.  The colorful fish was created by stamping the Under the Sea Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and cut with the matching die and then colored with Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade Distressed Markers as well as Abandoned Coral Distressed Ink before finishing it off with some Crystal Stickles.  I also used my flower shaping tools to give the fish some dimension. before gluing to the center in the fishbowl.  The small sea shells are cut using the matching die from the pre colored images in the Under the Sea Paper Collection.  Finally. layer all your elements as shown and add a little lace and bling and a ribbon sentiment from the Paper collection and rounded on each end to finish the card off!

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.

6 responses »

  1. Hi….this is sooooo cute! Hugs


  2. Joann, what a fun card! Super neat idea to have the fish bowl open on the front!


  3. Glenda Brooks

    What a creative idea to make a fish bowl. I love the colors!


  4. Your fish bowl card is lovely!


  5. A fish bowl card what a cute idea!


  6. Jean Bullock

    Beautiful. I pinned to my Joann board.



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