I had so much fun making this under the sea card with its brightly colored fish and translucent seaweed and coral. For this scene I used the newly released Rubbernecker Tropical Fish, Sea Kelp and Seaweed and Coral sets paired with the Deckle Hills and framed using the Rectangle Combo OPC #4. The translucent seaweed and coral were cut using vellum and the vellum and brightly colored fish were colored using several of the Color Fuse sets. I used a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen to add sparkle to all of the images and sand to create the under water appearance.
The Card Base, Frame and Sand
- Use bright green and white cardstock to cut the frame sections and aqua cardstock to cut the background layer.
- Cut the sand layers using Kraft cardstock and color them using Antique Linen ink.
- Use a clear shimmer pen to add sparkle to the sand layers.
- Attach the two largest white frame sections together using double stick tape.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the green frame layer and attach it to the white frames.
- Apply Strips of mounting tape to the back of the frames and attach the front sand layer.
- Attach a second layer of mounting tape to the back of the frames, attach the second sand layer and then attach it to the aqua layer.
- Finish by applying double stick tape to the back of the frame and aqua layer and attach them to the white A2 sized card base.
The Fish and Vellum Seaweed and Coral
- Cut the fish using several bright colors of cardstock.
- Use vellum to cut two sections of the seaweed and coral pieces.
- Apply Color Fuse inks using mini applicators to color the fish and to add depth of color.
- Mix and match the fish sections and attach them together using glossy accents.
- Use black cardstock for the eyes of the fish. Note: Instead of filling in the eye section with the negative piece I cut small black pieces of card stock and attached it to the back side of the fish with glossy accents.
- Color all the vellum pieces using mini applicators and various colors of Color Fuse inks.
- Use a clear shimmer pen to apply sparkle to all the fish and vellum pieces.
Complete the Under the Sea Scene
- Gently bend and form the seaweed and coral pieces to create the appearance that they are swishing around in the water.
- Tuck the seaweed and coral pieces in behind the sand layers and attach using glossy accents.
- Use small pieces of mounting tape to attach the fish to the aqua card base.
Don’t you love the bright tropical colors of this under the sea card. I used some of these bright colors on my Tropical Beach Card only the images were above the sea. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the three newly released Rubbernecker Sets. You can find all the new die sets in the release on the July 2020 dies section. Check out this link if you want to see more tropical underwater inspiration. Thank you for coming by and I hope you are staying safe and enjoying your holiday weekend.
Here are the Rubbernecker products used to make this card.
Here are the other tools and supplies used. Note: I no longer link to the cardstock that I use because so many of the colors are out of stock in all the stores.