New dies let you create a seriously cute handmade underwater card!

This handmade underwater card is loaded with plenty of adorable details and they are all thanks to new dies from Kittie Kraft by Rubbernecker. I love all things about the ocean, even the underwater life so when I designed this fresh and fun submarine set, I made sure we included a set that let us “populate” these fun under the sea cards with plenty of the creatures who live there. The Submarine and Sea Animals are from the new Rubbernecker Summer Release.

A handmade underwater card with an adorable, retro-style submarine surrounded by sea life all made with new card making dies from Kittie Kraft by Rubbernecker

The Card Base and Frame

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock and a 5.25″ x 4.00″ light blue layer.
  • Use ATG adhesive to attach the blue layer to the card base.
  • Use the middle sized scallop die to cut the 5.50″ x 4.25″ frame opening. Note:  I had cut the white scalloped frame for another project and had the frame outline left on my desk and thought it was perfect to use on this card. 
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.
  • Use two dies from the nested rectangle set to cut the yellow frame and attach it to the white frame using double stick tape.  
  • Attach 1/8″ red circles all the way around the frame using glossy to mimic the rivets on the submarine.  Note:  Both the yellow frame and red rivets were actually applied after I had finished the card.  I thought the plan white frame needed something else for interest.

The Submarine

  • Use colorful cardstock to cut the submarine parts.  I liked the bright yellow, red and blue combination but the combinations are endless.
  • Attach the parts together using glossy accents and small pop dots.  Check out the labeled parts for assembling the submarine below.  
  • Apply pieces of mounting to a few key places on the back of the submarine and attach it to the card base.

The Fish, Turtles and Underwater Foliage

  • Use colorful cardstock to cut the fish and turtles.
  • Apply Versa and emboss with clear embossing powderto add a shiny layer.  Note:  The clear embossing doesn’t show well in the pictures but it really makes a big difference to see the shine in on them in person. 
  • Cut a few sections of the foliage using green cardstock, tuck the pieces in behind the frame and attach using glossy accents. 

New dies from Kittie Kraft by Rubbernecker helped this handmade underwater card with its loads of colorful sea life and a fun submarine come to life

Check out my Underwater Shadow Box Card for more inspiration and card ideas.  

5410-01D Submarine Tabbed Die
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5410-02D Sea Animals Die
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5321-02D Sea Kelp Die
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5321-03D Seaweed/Coral Die
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Nested Rectangle Scallop w/ Holes 5141D
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Nested Rectangle Die Cut Set 5003D
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Scor-Tape .5″ X 27yd
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Scor-Tape .125″X27yd
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Summer is perfect for all kinds of beach, ocean and sea themed cards and being able to create a handmade underwater card adds lots of creative opportunities to show off your card making skills!