Stampin’ Up! Gentle Waves Seas the Day Thank You Card

Good morning and happy not-quite-mid-way-thru the week!  Hope it’s been going well so far.  And that you had a nice Valentine’s Day yesterday. 🙂

I’ve got a fun little underwater card for you today – I played with the pretty Gentle Waves background stamp and the Seas the Day Bundle.  Then I snuck in a couple of goodies from the soon-to-be-available Waves of the Ocean collection.  Take a look-see!

The layout is from the sketch side of the FUSION challenge this week!

I started with a card front size piece of Pool Party cardstock that I placed in my Stamparatus and then stamped with the Gentle Waves stamp in Coastal Cabana ink.

Measuring from the top, I cut the panel at 2 1/4″ on the short side and again at 3 1/4″ – creating three panels.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the top and bottom pieces to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece Night of Navy cardstock.  I matted the remaining 1″ strip on a piece of Night of Navy with Liquid Glue.  Using Glue Dots on the back, I adhered a length of Pool Party 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon around the strip and then popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the grasses die from the Sea Die set – I cut Coastal Cabana and Pool Party cardstock pieces.  Then I cut the same die piece from a piece of Coastal Cabana Blue Foils Specialty Paper (coming on 1 March in the Waves of the Ocean collection!).

I trimmed a little off the bottoms of two of the die cuts and tucked them under the top of the strip.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the octopus from Seas the Day in Blackberry Bliss and fussy cut him.  I really only needed his head – so…it was a pretty easy cut!  I tucked him in with a little Liquid Glue.

Then I adhered the final grass die cut onto the strip with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the Seas the Day sentiment in Night of Navy and cut it with the largest circle die in the Tasteful Labels die set.  Then I adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the two fishes from Seas the Day in Mango Melody on Basic White and then cut them with their matching Sea Dies.

I used a single Stampin’ Dimensional under their heads and a double-stack under their tails, and popped them onto the card front.

I couldn’t resist finishing up the card front by adding some of the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels all around.  They’re coming on 1 March in the Waves of the Ocean collection and they.  Are.  Gorgeous!

On the inside, I stamped the Seas the Day grasses image in Coastal Cabana and Pool Party in the corner of a Basic White panel.  And then I added the bubbles image a couple of times in Night of Navy.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Mango Melody card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Seas the Day grasses and bubbles on the front…

…and again on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Love Gentle Waves!  Love Seas the Day.  Love love LOVE the Sea Dies.  And…wow – they work together like ribs and rub! Which – for you non-BBQ-eaters is….really really good – and means you need them BOTH! 😉

I hope you like!

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Mango Melody Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

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Pool Party Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front): Sea Dies die cut grass

Blue Foil Specialty Paper in Coastal Cabana: Sea Dies die cut grass

Coastal Cabana Cardstock: Sea Dies die cut grass

Basic White Cardstock:  Tasteful Labels Die Cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Waves Die cut fishes and fussy cut octopod

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Finn Fan Fix 

Nope.  These cookies are NOT for you!

Wait.  What?!?

Are you sure?!?

Let me check!

I think I’d like ’em, Mom! 🙂


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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Gentle Waves Seas the Day Thank You Card

  1. Such a sweet card! Love the colors, perfect background for the little fish! Poor Finn…always missing out on the good stuff. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      True – his life is bereft of all things good! 😉 Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Love the colors you chose and it’s a great design. I think you have a cookie monster in your midst!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Karen! And if he’s a cookie monster – he comes by it honestly! I love a good cookie. Or…you know – a DOZEN good cookies! 🙂

  3. Gerri K

    Mary, Beautiful card!! That Gentle Waves stamp is amazing. As always, I love the way you put all the elements together. The Octopus peeking out is a fabulous touch. And the 2 fish… love it!

  4. Love this card! Especially the fishes and the octopus peeking out from behind the label.

  5. Pat C.

    Another gorgeous card, Mary. Love the color combo and that BLUE FOIL PAPER and those RHINESTONES! Must have!
    Finn is a boy after my own heart, I love cookies too! ❤️😁

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Pat – I love this collection! Those cookies are DEADLY! I had to put them in the outside fridge to keep from plowing thru them! SOOO good!

  6. Linda Callahan

    I love this! Beautifully detailed from the background to the octopus peeking out! And the pop of the yellow is perfect! Glad you shared it at Fusion!

  7. Love your card, so fun to see someone use the sketch without a cupcake and I am a big fan of sea/nautical cards. I too would like to try the cookies! Thanks for joining us at The Fusion Card Challenge. Claire DT

    • stampsnlingers

      Cheryl’s Cookies – and they are AMAZEBALLS! The Salty Caramel Chocolate one is particularly yummy! Thanks so much, Claire! Appreciate it! 🙂

  8. Gail Schoolcraft

    Putting the Gentle Waves on my wish list! Pretty card, but I feel sorry for Finn. However, I’m sure he got a different treat that he liked just as well. We definitely spoil our dogs, but the joy they give us is worth every bit of it!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh yes – he’s got an entire corner of the counter for his treats. He’s – MAYBE?!? – a teensy weensy bit spoiled. But..that’s GOOD – like you said! Thanks very much, Gail! 🙂

  9. Cut4e card Mary. Love the scene you’ve created following our sketch. Thanks for joining us at the Fusion Card Challenge. Tristan. DT

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Tristan – appreciate you coming by! 🙂

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