Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Yellow Submarine card

Are you a fan of the Beatles?? I created this card today and all I could think of was the Beatles song "Yellow Submarine."  So the song wouldn't be stuck in my head for days, I created the inside sentiment using lyrics from the song.

I love the submarine from "Life's a Beach" .... unfortunately, I don't have that cart. :(  So I used the LAB sub as a guide to make my own... using Boys Will Be Boys. The rear propeller is the propeller from the helicopter (cut at 2").  The body of the sub is a football (cut at 4" W x 1.89") the striped yellow body is from the squirt gun (cut at 4").  The scope part of the submarine is put together using a hammer head (periscope) at 1 1/4" , the letter "I" cut at 2.44" T x .94" W and a rounded square sized to 1 1/4".  The little port holes were the easiest part, they're just circles sized to 1/2".

I inked the pieces using orange and black ink to give them a shaded look.  I almost always add some doodling for character. I covered the port holes with Glossy Accents.

The waves were cut using Heidi Grace paper scraps.  
The measurements were:
the tallest wave (from ZooBallo) was cut at 2" x 5 1/2"
the middle wave (from Everyday Paper Dolls) cut at 1 1/4" x 5 1/2"
the smallest wave (from ZooBallo) cut at 1" x 5 1/2"
I inked all the waves (and the sky) with royal blue ink and a finger dauber.  Once assembled, I traced the waves and card layer with Stardust Stickles.

I added a few of these cute dark blue self-adhesive rhinestones to add some more sparkle. I love to add embellishments like these in threes.

Here is the inside sentiment. I printed it onto white card stock using  Pea Shelia font at 14 points.  

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17 comments:

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

so cute...

and we all live in a yellow submarine

Vicki said...

What a cute, cute card! Hearing how you adjusted everything to create is is amazing..

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Pat N. said...

Absolutely adorable Cheryl, and you did so much work to bring that all together. Love it! And I love the Beatles!!--Pat N.

Karen said...

love the song love the card but now it's stuck in my head....your details on this card are fabulous!
karen www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

Bobby said...

Oh my gosh, Cheryl. You must have a very good memory to know where to find all the "parts" AND a very creative brain to know how to put them together. You continue to amaze me.

Donna and Sara said...

Really cute card. My husband is a huge Beatles fan. Love all of the details you added. Thanks!

crazyaboutcricut said...

You're such a crafty genious Cheryl! What a great way to create a sub!!

Janis said...

I love this bright and cheery card! Fantastic!!

Creative Diva said...

What a fantastic card. Love the details. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360.

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Patty
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Jo said...

This is absolutely adorable! Very clever and creative.

Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360° … hope to see you next week, too!

Jo xx
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So adorable!

Carri~abusybee
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Sonia said...

Love it! You are one creative gal! Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360º...HUGS...SK:)

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW!!! Great job coming up with the cut you wanted! Love the inking as well! Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360!

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Stacey's Creative Corner said...

How cute is this! I love how you made the submarine. Very creative and the inside verse is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at Cricut 360!

Stacey
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Leirad a.k.a cuttlebug_fan said...

Oh my, I'm a Beatles fan!!! Love your card!! The inking and the faux stitching are just perfect. You're very talented and did a great job creating your own cut. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360.

Leirad
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Lisa said...

a really adorable card! I just love it!

janner said...

Super cute card. I've never used that cut but I will now.