The Male Room theme challenge #6 …

Hi and welcome to my blog. There’s a new challenge at The Male Room today, so I have another masculine card for you – a 3D card for the man in my life…

Under-the-sea in 3D

My hubs loves receiving cards that are a little bit different, or that move, and I’m always challenged to come up with something new and different for him!  (You can see some of his previous cards here and here).

He is a keen diver, so I was excited to use an under water theme for his card. I paper-pieced cartoon copyright free images for this fun, 3-dimensional, interactive card with the accordion flip album 3-D bigz die by Sizzix …


Paper piecing is a great technique for using up card scraps – and fun too! 


The punched pieces were sponged in matching inks to add shading and depth, and marker pens added details and pattern here and there. Gorgeous grunge dots stamped in illuminate ink made great underwater bubbles too … 


Computer-generated puns for the greeting (I couldn’t resist), reminders of one of our favourite cartoon movies – Finding Nemo …



And a cute little punch-art crab to hold his birthday greeting on the front of the card.  He may have reached a milestone birthday, but my guy is still young at heart (which I love!)

I’m not sure he’s seen any whales or turtles on his dives, but my husband has described the wonderful, colourful sea-life he’s had the pleasure to see, and tells me it’s like a whole new world down there. It sounds amazing. 

I’m entering my card in the Male Room Under Water Theme Challenge. 

Want to make this blog colours

stamps: gorgeous grunge;

inks: illuminate, stampin write marker pens in – tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, real red, crumb cake, wisteria wonder, rich razzleberry, pistachio pudding, old olive, soft sky, marina mist, pumpkin pie, basic black;

cardstock: whisper white, tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, real red, crumb cake, wisteria wonder, rich razzleberry, pistachio pudding, old olive, soft sky, marina mist, pumpkin pie, basic black;

punches and dies: several circle sizes, small oval, accordion flip album 3-D bigz die by Sizzix;

accessories: paper snips, stampin dimensionals, lolly stick. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

I love receiving your messages, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today


5 Comments to “The Male Room theme challenge #6 …”

  1. Oh my goodness, this is super cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. He will LOVE this, it has all he wants and more, it’s fabulous

  3. Brilliant – for any age and diver-husbands too!
    Good Luck with the challenge!
    Defo want the accordian flip album 3D Bigz die!
    Great excuse to go craft shopping and I want loads more S’ U! card-stock and marker pens too!

  4. Brilliant! I love all the dimension, the moving parts and the super message too. Such an inventive project. I love it and I’m sure your hubby does too. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week! Good luck with the DT Call too.

  5. Wow, what an amazing project! Good luck in the challenge!

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