Thursday, May 19, 2016

Oceans of Joy

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Maryann Einam continues to issue the challenges.

For our challenge this week Maryann has challenged us to create a Four Way Card, there is a tutorial for this over on the Splitcoast Stampers Resource Section

When I used to make these years ago we called them Quartet Cards.

For the base of my card I used the main page from the Oval Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

To decorate my card I used two of the new die sets being released later this month from the Joset Designs collection for Elizabeth Craft Designs. These are the Seahorse die and the Seaweed die sets. I also used the circles die to represent bubbles in the card.

Here is another view of my card, so that you can see the different sections of the card.

This card folds flat so it can be placed in an envelope.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Maryann Einam
Vicky Gould

Stamps: Ahoy Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Green; Grey; Pink; Orange
Dies: Oval Accordion Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Seahorse; Seaweed - designed by Joset Designs for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape;
Other: Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Salty Ocean Distress Ink; Broken China Distress Ink; Fossilized Amber; Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Hickory Smoke Distress Ink; Victorian Velvet; Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink;


  1. Such cool diecuts on this one, Frances!! Anyone who receives your cards, opens an envelope of fun!!!

  2. Super cool card, Frances. I am going to hop over to Splitcoast for the tutorial, but I think your photographs show the basics. Those new dies will be jumping off the shelves when your fans see this card. I know they are on my list!

  3. WOnderful bright colors! I love your seahorse and ocean scene!

  4. What a great idea to use the accordion fold die for the card base. That way there is no question about making each panel the same -- thanks for the tip! Next time I make one of these I will definitely use that idea. I love the dangling seahorse.

  5. An under-the-sea masterpiece, France. What a breath-taking beauty!

  6. What a fun oceanic card. Love that seahorse!

  7. FABULOUS card Frances - such a brilliant way to use the Accordion cards!!!


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