Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Turtley Awesome

Hi folks.  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today.

The theme this week at Sunsational Stamps is Swim/Beach/Ocean.   I used the Ocean Critters 2 to make my card and, as the title of this post implies, I think this l'il guy is turtley awesome!

For something a bit different, I decided I would paper piece my image rather than color it and I think he's pretty happy with how he looks.  To accomplish this in my Silhouette design screen, I traced around the outside of the image and filled it with digital patterned paper from a Green/Purple Plaid collection.  This was the bottom layer which I printed on the circle over  a wave border I made and colored in semi-transparent purple.  I also created the greeting using the text to path option.

I printed the turtle three additional times; once plain white and two more times with different plaids and fussy cut the pieces.  The focal image was placed on a larger mat cut from scrap.  Another plaid from the collection was used for the panels, which I placed on a base of Green Galore card stock.  Here's another look from the side.

On the reverse I placed the patterned paper panels just on the two outer flaps with my matted sentiment in the middle.  I thought I'd make a cute thank you card for the treat of a trip to the beach!

 As an alternative, I created a different sentiment as a friendship card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and I look forward to sharing another with you next time.  In the meantime, come and visit me at Katydid Cards if you get the chance.

Before I leave you, I want to remind you about our monthly challenge ( the theme is Swim, Beach, Ocean) you still have time to enter.  The challenge post can be found here


  1. That is a turtley adorable card and I loved how you paper pieced the turtle.

  2. This is adorable!! I love what you did.

  3. turtle is so cute and beautiful card katy

  4. This card is perfect! I am so in love with that turtle and your colors are my faves!