Sink or Swim ... or Float!

Hello everyone! It's Jeannie today sharing a card using the new Polkadoodles Sink or Swim set from last week's release. I didn't even plan to make a card using this, but I had stamped it out using LDRS Raven Hybrid ink. I just wanted to use watercolor markers for some relaxation time and since this image has a lot of characters, it was really fun to color. 

Once I finished coloring this image, I knew I had to make it into a card. Since it's such a large image, I didn't want to make the background too complicated and kept it really simple. I colored up the background with the sky (in yellow) and water (in blue). I took two pieces of vellum that were a bit longer than the width of the card and I trimmed it so the edge would look like waves. I added some blue ink to the back of the vellum so it wouldn't look grey. 
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Since the vellum was longer than the width, I used the sides to tape it down to the back of the front card panel. When I have the vellum placed, the front portion isn't taped down so I used a hole punch to punch a hole in the vellum. I'm going to use the hole to create a mechanism so the image can sway from side to side. 
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I placed a small circle I cut out behind the vellum and added a glue dot so it fits perfectly between the hole I punched, then adhered the image to the front. This adds no volume to the card, but gives an added interactive element. The little bear in the middle is already paddling so it looks like the boat is moving forward so I thought this was perfect for this stamp image. 
I like how this card gives a little bit of a surprise to the recipient but the image does most of the work. 

To finish off this card, I trimmed the card down a bit and added craft foam to give it a bit of dimension. That was the final touch and the card is complete. Isn't it fun? 
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I hope you enjoyed today's card and have a great day!

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