Whale Watching Fun Fold Card for Creative Creases #66

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Whale Watching Birthday Card by Debbie Mageed

My Card Today

Today’s project is a Z Fold card, an easy one to make and a favorite for large images since I wanted to use the new Whale Watching stamp set from the holiday catalog. If I waited much longer, I doubt I would have used it before the catalog retired. I also wanted to do more coloring with my Stampin’ Blends and the wave was my opportunity to get it right. I had recently used it with THIS card, which I had colored with my Blending Brushes instead.

When I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it, since it went perfectly with the Waves of Inspiration bundle. We went to Hawai’i twice and went on the whale-watching tour each time. Both times were incredible and the highlight of our trip, even though we enjoyed everything we did! Have you seen whales breaching? I have never been in such awe before or since!

My Secrets!

Let’s start with the card base…

  • Firstly, this Z Fold card base is so easy to make, since all you need is cardstock that is 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 2-3/4″ x 5-1/2.”
  • Then, I cut some retired By the Bay designer paper for the front panel at 2-1/2″ x 4″ and the back panel at 5-1/4″ x 4.”

Now, the FUN part!

  • So, the reason for using this fun fold technique is that I made the front panel with Waves of Inspiration and Whale Watching. It is a large panel so I needed a fun fold that would fit it.
  • Firstly, I stamped the wave in Memento ink and began coloring it with Stampin’ Blends (listed below). I said I colored it but it was more like a scribble! I wanted the coloring to be random but concentrated the darker colors where the stamped image was and the lighter colors in the other spots.
  • Once that was done, I masked the right side of the water so I could stamp the whale coming out of the water.
  • After that, I colored the sky, using the darker colors closer to the water and tried to blend it into a lighter sky up at the top. It’s not perfect by any means but I like the results!
  • Then, I cropped out the birds and clouds from the Waves Dies and glued them down, popping up the large cloud to give some dimension.
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment and cropped it out with the coordinating die, added a baker’s twine bow and a long-retired Sail Away Trinket.
Whale Watching Birthday Card by Debbie Mageed

Then, on the inside…

  • I cropped white cardstock with the Deckled Rectangle and stamped the wave from Whale Watching with navy ink.
  • After that, I also stamped the smaller whale in navy ink but somehow it didn’t come out (probably should have cleaned the stamp first). But, no worries, it makes the whale look even better!
  • Then, I stamped the clouds with Smoky Slate ink and glued down the last of the birds I had cropped out.
  • Since it’s always nice to have a sentiment on the inside as well, I stamped the Waves of Inspiration sentiment and cropped it out with the banner in the Nested Essentials Dies.
  • So, did I inspire you to make this fun fold card? Let me know in a comment!

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  • A bottle of Glitter Glue
  • Beautiful Christmasy-themed precut pieces

Finished folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red

Product List
Waves Dies
Sail Away Trinkets
Sail Away Trinkets

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It’s not a great photo but DH was talking to Noah about appreciating nature. It was a sweet moment after flying his little airplane.


12 thoughts on “Whale Watching Fun Fold Card for Creative Creases #66”

  1. His airplane is not in his hand! Oh my!!! True appreciation of time with Grandpa and nature.

    I love your card and now of course want both bundles, which I have so far resisted. And I think your scribbled waves are just right. I’d go CASE this but don’t have the proper toys!

  2. Debbie…. A totally awsome showcase of this fold and stamp set. I’ve been eyeballing this set for a while now. I love what you’ve done, my friend. Thank you for your beautiful work and inspiration.

    Rae, DT

  3. What an adorable card, Debbie. I love all the fun-fold cards you make. Always love the pictures of your family. Enjoy your day!

  4. A lovely Ocean inspired creation and would make a perfect masculine card, many thanks for joining us at We Love Stamping challenge.

    B x

  5. Debbie, this is such a wonderful fold, and you have created such great ocean scenes to decorate it! I love the pairing of Whale Watching with Waves of Inspiration! And that little Sail Away trinket on the front is so cute! I haven’t been to Hawaii, but I went whale watching in WA state when my son was stationed there, and it was an amazing experience! Love the photo of Noah and Aly lying in the grass chatting about nature! Those are precious times!

  6. You always amaze me at your creativity. I always look forward to opening your blog post.
    I’ve been a demo for 23 years and you are inspirational.

  7. I really like the colors you chose for this ocean scene, and it’s a great fun fold too. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Try it on Tuesday.

  8. This card and how you made it is very intriguing! I love the pink sky and the added dimension of the clouds! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday Challenge.

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