Create Elegant Sea Turtle Keepsake Card

Hey there, paper crafters!

Are you ready to dive into the world of papercraft and create an elegant sea turtle keepsake card?

Well, buckle up because today we are going on a creative journey with the Sea Turtle stamp set and the mesmerizing Starry Sky colour. Get ready to be inspired!

Welcome to the Art With Heart Starry Sky Colour Creation Blog Hop. We are thrilled to have you join us today. Our hop features some of your favourite Art With Heart Team Members sharing projects made with Stampin’ Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from fellow creative Christine Blain’s blog.

I am joining in with the Art With Heart Team’s Colour Creations Blog Hop with this Starry Sky elegant sea turtle keepsake card. Click here to see more Starry Sky inspiration.

Imagine being transported to a tranquil beach, where gentle waves lap against the shore and the sun casts a golden glow on everything around you. That’s exactly how I felt when I first laid eyes on the Sea Turtle stamp set. It instantly captured my heart with its intricate designs and whimsical charm.

This stamp set features a small and large sea turtle reversible image. These stamps allow you to create breath-taking scenes that truly come alive on your cards. The attention to detail is remarkable, capturing the essence of these magnificent creatures in every stroke.

But it doesn’t stop there! The Sea Turtle stamp set also includes an array of coordinating elements such as sea stars, seaweed, bubbles and fish. These additional stamps add depth and dimension to your creations, making them feel like a mini underwater paradise.

Now that we have our sea turtle friends ready to make a splash on our cards, let’s talk about the perfect backdrop for their aquatic adventures – the Starry Sky colour.

Imagine gazing up at a clear night sky, filled with millions of twinkling stars. That’s exactly what this color brings to your papercraft projects. It’s a deep, rich shade of blue that evokes feelings of wonder and awe. When used as a background or accent color, it creates a sense of depth and mystery.

The Starry Sky color is incredibly versatile. You can use it to create a serene ocean scene, with the sea turtles gracefully gliding through the depths. Or you can pair it with vibrant colours to create a striking contrast that will make your cards pop. The possibilities are endless! And that’s why it is so sad to see this colour being retired from Stampin’ Up!s In Colour range next month.

Now that we have our Sea Turtle stamp set and Starry Sky colour ready to go, let me share a tutorial on how to create this elegant sea turtle keepsake card.

What You Need

Cut your card stock into pieces.

Orchid Oasis Card Stock:

  • Card base – 14.8 cm x 10.5 cm

Basic White card stock:

  • Layer – 12.8 cm x 8.5 cm
  • Sentiment – 8 cm x 1 cm
  • Scraps to stamp large Sea Turtle and Sea Stars

Starry Sky card stock:

  • Layer – 13.8 cm x 9.5 cm
  • Sentiment layer – 8.5 cm x 1.5 cm

Elegant Sea Turtle Keep Sake Card

  1. Burnish the fold of the Orchid Oasis card stock with a bone folder.
  2. Stamp the reverse of the large turtle stamp in Mossy Meadow ink onto basic white card stock. Then using the Baby Wipe Technique (using colour combination Mossy Meadow ink refill, Early Expresso ink refill and Pumpkin Pie ink refill) stamp the large sea turtle image onto the Mossy Meadow image.
  3. Click here to learn more about the Baby Wipe Technique!
  4. Stamp the reverse of the small and large sea stars in Pumpkin Pie ink onto basic white card stock. Then stamp the small and large sea star images onto the Pumpkin Pie image.
  5. Fussy cut the sea turtle and sea star images.
  6. Stamp the basic white card stock layer with the Drizzling Droplets background stamp in Starry Sky ink.
  7. Adhere the stamped layer to the Starry Sky card stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  8. Stamp the sentiment in Starry Sky ink onto the basic white layer and adhere to the Starry Sky layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  9. Wrap the stamped layer five times with twine, as shown.
  10. Using foam dimensionals adhere the sentiment over the wrapped twine.
  11. Adhere the sea turtle and the sea stars to the stamped layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  12. Adhere the Starry Sky card stock to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Embellish. Add a few touches of bling.

Personalise. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere patterned paper to the outside flap of an envelope.

Showcase. Once you’ve completed your masterpiece, it’s time to showcase it in all its glory! Consider framing your card as wall art, allowing its beauty to brighten up any room. Alternatively, pair it with a handwritten note for a heartfelt gesture that will surely bring a smile to someone’s face. Remember, each card you create is a work of art deserving of admiration and appreciation.

Explore. Exploring further possibilities, don’t stop there – let this project be just the beginning of your creative journey. The versatility of the Sea Turtle stamp extends beyond cards. Explore further possibilities by using it in scrapbooking layouts or creating stunning home decor items like framed art pieces or decorative boxes. The only limit is your imagination!

Now that you have learned how to make an elegant sea turtle keepsake card, it’s time to put your newfound knowledge into action! Gather your supplies, let your creativity flow, and start creating beautiful cards that will leave a lasting impression. Don’t forget to share your stunning creations with us on social media using the hashtag #seaturtlelove. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Happy crafting!


Next on our Bermuda Bay Blog Hop is the very talented Kathryn Mangelsdorf. Click on the link below.

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Amie x

7 comments on “Create Elegant Sea Turtle Keepsake Card

  1. Beautiful card Amie. You have certainly used this stamp set to create a lovely sea themed card. Your turtle looks amazing stamped with the Baby Wipe Technique.

  2. What a clever idea to use the Drizzling Droplets stamp set to make your bubbles, Amie! I love the way you’ve used the Sea Turtle stamp set to create this underwater scene.

  3. Oh Amie, the Drizzling Droplets stamp is perfect for your underwater scene. The bsbywipe technique is beautiful for your turtle and all the ink colours you have chosen are just perfect.
    Love the way you tell a story for your card you are making, really draws the reader in!

  4. Your turtle looks great stamped in different colours using the baby-wipe technique. It seems to have a glow around it, as do the starfish.

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