Friday, June 25, 2021

I Whale Always Love You - MFT June Outside the Box Challenge: Underwater Adventures


Hi, all, welcome to MFT's June Outside the Box Challenge! This month's theme is Underwater Adventures and what fun it is!

To begin, I cut the base of Outside the Box Die-namics with Caribbean Sea card stock and assembled it. For the background, I stenciled Micro Cloud Edges on Sweet Tooth card stock with Lazy Day dye ink then adhered it inside the box. 

I added clear acetate to the back of the "window" which added stability to that large opening, which was cut with A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1.Next, I cut Outside the Box Snow Drifts from Kraft card stock and spattered it with Kraft and Vintage Timber dye inks then added them as shelves to the bottom inside of the box. 

Summer Splash card stock was cut with Outside the Box Wave Die-namics, spattered with white craft paint, then Summer Splash and Caribbean Sea dye inks, trimmed so they didn't extend below the window, and adhered as top shelves.

Images were stamped and cut with the coordinating Die-namics. Line images were colored with Copic markers, then added to the bottom shelves using strips of clear acetate. The whale image was adhered to one of the waves. The sentiment was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Skinny Strips Die-namics and popped up on foam. A Lemon Chiffon sun was cut with A2 Circle STAX and a few Petite Clouds Die-namics, cut from Sweet Tooth card stock were popped up on foam for the finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Best Catch Ever
Die-namics: Best Catch Ever, Outside the Box, Outside the Box Snow Drifts, Outside the Box Waves, A2 Circle STAX, Petite Clouds, A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1
Stencils: Micro Cloud Edges
Dye Ink: Lazy Day
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Caribbean Sea, Summer Splash, Lemon Chiffon, Kraft, Black Licorice, No Line Coloring
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics, On-Point Precision Glue

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, tape runner, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, clear acetate card stock, heat tool, Versamark, Abandoned Coral Distress Ink


  1. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity!! This little box card with the sea creatures under & on top of the water is truly a work of art!! Your instructions are very clear and make it sound easy. Whoever receives your card will be beyond delighted! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Wonderful job! I first caught one of these "aquarium" style cards on one of your teamies, R. Alvarado. I love it so and am definitely going to give this style a try. TFS


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