A fun card that’s simple and effective!

I thought this card might make a change – it’s not feminine, glamorous or tricky to make. It’s possibly the simplest card I have made in a long time. But Emily, my 23 year old daughter, absolutely loved it and said she would treasure it.

The scuba diver came from our Signature die range and the exotic seabed came from Googling ‘underwater scene’. I made sure that it contained a turtle (her favourite) and then printed it out to about 7” x 5”. It was then matted and layered onto pink and yellow card to reflect the colours in the seascape.

All onto an 8” x 8” card I had handy and then cut down to size as it was a rectangular picture rather than square. The diver was attached with double sided tape as I was in a hurry to post and Pinflair needs to dry. I used a tape dispenser and just covered as much of the diver as I could – remarkably easy I have to say.

And there it was done! I posted it in a hard backed manila envelope for a bit of extra protection having added a black silhouette diver inside and some nice words. Just the kind of card I knew she would love and a simple but effective design!

6 replies
  1. Lois stacey says:

    With a daughter who is a marine biologist, and costal conservationist this card will definitely be stored on my computer as a go to,idea for her next birthday. Bit expensive to buy the die for just one card. Perhaps i can find a diver on the good old Internet too.
    Thanks for a brilliant idea

  2. Lynn says:

    What a lovely Card, I had a similar scene as a screen saver for many years. Very different. I think it is lovely to give a card that is special to the recipient.

  3. Kate says:

    That's a lovely card Joanna! I did a similar thing with a football card. I had a decoupage footballer kicking a ball but no suitable background so I googled and found a football pitch and a goal and stuck him on in just the right spot! Works a treat doesn't it!
    Hope your parents are doing ok Joanna.


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