Send this handmade tropical fish card to celebrate summer!

You wouldn’t think a handmade tropical fish card could serve as an all-occasion card but I think this one is perfect for just about any summer greeting! Add a “Thank You” or a “Happy Birthday” or a “You’re Invited” – most anything would work and this card is so fun to make you might want to add a couple extra to your crafting to-do list.

this handmade tropical fish card with its three windows sharing delightful details can be used for many occasions

The Slimline Frame, Fish Scales and Background

  • Use white cardstock to cut an 8.50″ x 7.00″ card base and the Slimline OPC Scallop frame.
  • Use aqua cardstock to cut the Slimline OPC Fish Scale section.  
  • Cut the Fish Scale piece into three sections and attach them to the back of the frame openings using double stick tape.  Pro Tip:  The Fish Scale was made to use vertically. Cutting it into the three sections allowed me to use it on a horizontal card.  I liked the idea of seeing the fish swim across the full length of the card.  It’s fun to modify how I use my dies to make them more versatile.  
  • Cut a 7.75″ x 2.75″  piece pf light blue cardstock and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

The Fish and Turtles

  • Cut the Tropical Fish and Sea Animals turtles and fish using brightly colored cardstock and black for the eyes.
  • Assemble the fish pieces and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the three large fish and attach them to the fish scales.
  • Apply tiny pop dots to the back of the turtles and small fish and attach them to the card base and fish scales.

use this handmade tropical fish card with its bright fish and wave background for lots of different card sending reasons

Check out my Shadow Box Fish and my Under the Sea cards to see a couple other fun fish card examples.  

5322-01D Slimline OPC Scallop Die
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5331-02D Slimline OPC Fish Scales Die
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5321-01D Tropical Fish Die
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5410-02D Sea Animals Die
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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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MISTI – New & Improved
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Spellbinders – Reverse Tweezers
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Now that you’ve seen how to put this handmade tropical fish card together, are you thinking you might want to try it? As I said at the top of the post, this card could be used for so many different card-sending reasons with the addition of a greeting and I can pretty much guarantee that not many people are receiving tropical fish cards that are this cute, if any!