March 2021 Blog Hop

Sunday, March 28, 2021


Welcome to the March 2021 NC SU! Demos Blog Hop!  I hope you have enjoyed your hop so far, but if you are just dropping in, this month's theme is "Scene 2".  We were to create a scene with one of the stamp sets and it could be any type of project we wanted.  

I chose to re-create the scene from Finding Nemo where Nemo and Dory are swimming through the jellyfish field and get help from Crush and Squirt.  


I started my card with a standard card base (5-1/2 x 8-1/2") of Blackberry Bliss card stock scored at 4-1/4".  


I used a Stampin' Chalk Marker to make hash marks 1/2" in from the fold, sides, and bottom so that I could cut out a rectangle.  I then used my Paper Trimmer to cut out a 3-1/4 x 4-1/2" "window".  If you have a big enough die, you could use that as well.  I placed Tear & Tape Adhesive around the interior of my frame then placed my 4-1/8 x 5-3/8" piece of Window Sheet on the adhesive.  I cut it slightly less than a 1/4 sheet of card stock so that when I placed my backing, the Window Sheet won't show.  This now gives my card the effect of an aquarium.

I placed my "frame" over the sheet of DSP that I was using for my scene and marked where I wanted to trim the paper then cut the paper accordingly.  I did a lot of fussy cutting on this project.  (I really don't mind fussy cutting.  I do it while I'm watching TV and I rather enjoy it.)  Before I started, I attached scrap pieces of Adhesive Sheets where my images were so that when I went to apply them, I didn't have to worry about Liquid Glue.  Next I decorated my scene.  I may have gone a bit overboard though.  

Once my scene was finished, I placed Tear & Tape around the edges on the face of the scene.  Again, I cut this slightly smaller than a 1/4 sheet of card stock.  I then mounted the scene with the scene facing the Window Sheet.  I placed Tear & Tape around the outer edges of the 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock and adhered this to the back side of the scene.  This gives the inside of the front a finished look.

Next, I placed Tear & Tape on the 4-1/8 x 5-3/8" Basic White card stock and attached it to the inside of the card.  Then, I did the same thing with the 4 x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party card stock and attached this to the Basic White layer.  I don't normally use two layers on the inside, but I didn't think the Pool Party would look very good against the Blackberry Bliss.

I placed a piece of the Adhesive Sheets to the back of the Whale of a Time 6 x 6" DSP then fussy cut the scene.  I know it was probably a bit crazy but I guess you could say I got on a roll. 😀  I added a little bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to "Crush" and attached him to the scene.  Because I had fussy cut all the seaweed, I could weave him behind some of it.

All in all, I really enjoyed making this card.  This is the first set I bought after signing up.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it.  I have 3 grandchildren and my oldest granddaughter absolutely loves animals!  I have already made a lot cards from the Whale of a Time set and gotten so many compliments on them.

I also made a more simplified version of the card (before my imagination went wild!).

 Thanks for joining me and allowing me to share my scene.  I hope you've enjoyed your Blog Hop this month!

Happy Stamping!


March 2021 Blog Hoppers
Amy Kinler
Jo Anne Hewins
Tina Lesson
Toni Campana
Laurie Meier
Tracie Evans Langley
Gina Shelton

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  1. First and foremost, welcome to the Blog Hop! I hope you'll join us each month :) This is such a cute card! I have this bundle and am embarrassed to say I haven't used it once since I bought it. Time to change that, lol!

  2. Love your scene from Finding Nemo. That's a great movie. I also like your choice of products. You know they say great minds think alike! Hope to see you on the hop next month especially since your card is ready!

  3. What an adorable card. Welcome to the blog hop as well. I hope to see more of what you create.

  4. Gina - Welcome to the blog hop! It is so great to have you join us. Your card is really amazing. The colors and detail that you have included are absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your card and bringing a smile to my face since "Finding Nemo" is one of my favorites. See you on the hop next month!!