Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Father's Day card with seahorses

For Father's Day, I like to use the seahorses because they are great symbols of fatherhood. This is a very unique species where the father gets pregnant. 

I've already made similar projects with these Sizzix seahorse dies by Tim Holtz, here I just made some slight changes (colours, number of shells etc.)

The background and all the cutouts were painted with DecoArt Americana acrylic paints. Then I sealed them with Matte Distress Medium.

The sand was a mix of Marabu Coarse-Grain Structure Paste, Schmincke modelling paste and two Americana colours (Buttermilk, Light Mocha).

The seahorses were covered with Ranger Crackle Accents, then I smeared Ranger Distress Picket Fence ink into the crackles.

I added two real shells and some Prima Marketing Art Pebbles (Finnabair Mélange) for more interest.

What I used:

Sizzix Bigz Die, Sand&Sea by Tim Holtz (659576)

Sizzix Movers&Shapers Die, Mini Sand&Sea by Tim Holtz (659582)

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Garden Greens by Tim Holtz (661206)

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Funky Floral #1 by Tim Holtz (662700)

DecoArt Americana paints

Ranger Distress Collage Medium, Matte

Ranger Crackle Accents

Ranger Archival Ink, Coffee

Prima Marketing Finnabair Art Pebbles (Mélange)


With my card, I would like to join:

- the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: All things bright and beautiful

- the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes

- Crafty Cardmakers: For a man/boy

- CropStop challenge: June Link Party #40


  1. Great Father's Day card. I love your sand, it looks so real and those Seahorses are beautifully crafted with the crackle and colouring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Man/Boy challenge.
    Happy Crafting
    Glenda DT

  2. Love, Love, Love this awesome sea themed card! So many wonderful details - the sand, the seahorses, and seashells!
    I'd love for you to link up to the brand new challenge over on Cropstop. (It's always anything goes as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies carried in the store. You did!)

  3. Love those seahorses you've made and what a fabulous card you've made.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  4. Wonderful textured seahorses, Monika! Love that you have the two sizes - perfect for Father's Day! Thanks for sharing your wonderful project with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

  5. Love your design and colours of your card. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see your lovely cards back here again soon. Judy DT


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