Sea Friends Series – Day Three – Comment to Win

It is day 3 of our Sea Friends Series with Tina Krauer. Tina is sharing a different way to use the Sea Friends stamp set each day, for 4 days. The best part is, one lucky commenter will win the Sea Friends set!

Leave a comment on any of the Sea Friends posts on the YNS blog or Tina’s blog by 5/9/19 at midnight est for the chance to win the Sea Friends stamp set. The winner will be announced on the YNS blog on 5/11/19.


YNS Supplies: Wave Panel Die (port hole die)

For this card I die cut the  porthole die out of a piece of brown card stock. Then I  embossed the whole panel after inking up my embossing folder with brown distress ink (ground espresso) to achieve an even more realistic look on the wood. Then I glued a piece of acetate over that hole on the backside of my panel. For hiding the acetate on the inside, I glued in an extra piece of paper as the same size as the panel itself – I think no one will notice the little cheat 🙂 The porthole was die cut out of shiny silver card stock. So do you agree with me, this looks like the inside of a boat, right? My idea was that you would look out of the porthole and discover the dolphins playing in the sea… and that part is inside the card 🙂

YNS Supplies: Seas Friends stamp set

I created a water background with distress oxides; this time with salty ocean, blueprint sketch and cracked pistachio. Then I added water spritzes to create texture. I drew in bubbles with my Nuvo sparkle glitter brush pen to add extra texture. This lifted up the ink too and the bubbles got shiny and glittery this way! On this card I totally forgot to heat emboss the sentiment first, so I did it after my ink blending. This works as well; just make sure your panel is completely dry and that you used anti-static powder. Otherwise, the embossing powder might stick everywhere 😉


The dolphins are stamped onto mixed media paper (I used Canson mixed media paper again) and colored with aqua marker pens. The dot details are made with my edding pastel white chalk pen. Then I fussy cut the dolphins and glued them directly onto the panel. As this scene fills the whole panel, you still have enough space to write your birthday greetings on the left inside of the card. 

Time to visit Tina’s blog for a close up look at her card. Plus leave a comment there too for another entry in to the Sea Friends stamp set giveaway. Then, stop back here tomorrow for the final day of our series.

Happy Stamping!

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50 Comments

  1. 1
    Karen Aicken says:

    Another beautiful inked background on the card inside … great card all the way around!

  2. 2
    Alice says:

    Brilliant card!! These dolphins are just adorable and really like the tiny white dots! Love the inked background too, so vibrant! Such fun card for a birthday!!

  3. 3
    Andre M. says:

    Delightful surprise for the recipient when the card is opened. Love this fun idea.

  4. 4

    Awesome card design! 🙂

  5. 5
    Helen says:

    Great card design. Like this porthole cutout showing only the blue…the dolphin is a clever inside surprise. tfs

  6. 6
    Meghan Kennihan says:

    Absolutely darling! I love the little dolphins and the backgrounds! WOW!

  7. 7
    Heidi Rees says:

    Great card! What a fun technique with the porthole! Wonderful stamp set too!

  8. 8
    Louise says:

    Such a great card! that wood you made looks so realistic

  9. 9
    SHARI CZERWINSKI says:

    Loving this release and inspiration!

  10. 10
    Leanne S says:

    Fabulous card! Beautifully inked background.

  11. 11
    Dee Earnshaw says:

    what a CLEVER idea – the port hole is awesome – love the wood texture too:)

  12. 12
    Becca Yahrling says:

    I think this is so genius! Both inside and out are so awesome in their own way.

  13. 13
    ionabunny says:

    Love the dolphins. Was thinking it would make a great spinner design…….. Hugz

  14. 14

    Wow! That’s an awesome surprise card!! Very creative! 🙂

  15. 15
    Sue D says:

    Love the porthole and the dolphins on the inside.

  16. 16
    Kim Salito says:

    Loving the inspiration and this great new stamp set.

  17. 17
    Jennifer Petersen says:

    What a fun card idea! Beautiful!

  18. 18
    Trina says:

    Cute card. Beautiful ink blending. x

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    Denise Bryant says:

    Love the porthole window and the pretty scene inside the card! Awesome coloring!

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    Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the “wall” with the porthole.
    fun idea. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. 21
    KT Fit Kitty says:

    Super cute card!

  22. 22
    Eva Laney says:

    What a great idea!!! Wonderful card!!! I love this so much!!!
    Crafty Hugs, Eva Scraps

  23. 23
    Mary-Anne V says:

    Very creative…love this idea of a real porthole.

  24. 24
    Stacey Kowbel says:

    Fabulous cards! I love the port hole card – such a great CAS design!

  25. 25
    Pam Sebring says:

    Super cute card! I love the ocean and dolphins are such an amazing little animal!

  26. 26
    Marisela Delgado says:

    I LOVE dolphins!

  27. 27
    Deb McAnally says:

    Love, love, love the dolphins 😍

  28. 28
    Kathleen Dippner says:

    Awesome card. I’m loving this stamp set.

  29. 29
    JAS424 says:

    I like the porthole die. It will go along with all of the YNS fish/ocean stamp sets.

  30. 30
    Artconquers says:

    Wow… it’s amazing.. wonderful stamp set..

  31. 31
    Mindy SB says:

    Such sweet stamps! Love it!

  32. 32
    Sharon Gullikson says:

    What a fun card-dolphins playing is adorable.

  33. 33
    Rosalie says:

    Love the dolphins!

  34. 34
    Kiara Abel says:

    What a cool idea.

  35. 35
    Gerlinde Townsley says:

    Such an adorable card! Love the porthole and the dolphins are just too cute!

  36. 36
    Marilyn says:

    OMG! Love the card! Great idea!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤️

  37. 37
    Jeanne Beam says:

    Such a fun and adorable card! Love the design.
    Thanks for sharing…

  38. 38
    Cynthia O. says:

    These little dolphins are adorable! Fun design, Tina.

  39. 39
    Heather Mills says:

    How fun!!! And what a genius idea!

  40. 40

    What a cool card and very ingenious with the porthole! Love this!

  41. 41
    Carla Hundley says:

    Fabulous idea with
    this card. Love the
    inside.
    Carla from Utah

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    Valerija says:

    What a wonderful surprise to see…love this card. Great idea!

  44. 44
    Carla Hundley says:

    What a fabulous
    idea and love
    looking out the
    porthole!
    Carla from Utah

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    Brian Poteraj says:

    I like how they are playing. Great card.

  46. 46
    Tara Mayol says:

    You’re backgrounds are amazing! Super cute card.

  47. 47
    Arianna Barbara says:

    This card is totally cool! Great idea!!!

  48. 48

    Love your background! So gorgeous ❤

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    chark says:

    looks fab–clever idea!

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    Maria Shehan says:

    Love the dolphin card

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