Seahorse Illusion – Just For You

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Today’s handmade card has been created for inspiration on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Monthly Challenge Blog.

For my card I have used one of their digital images called Seahorse Illusion.

You can find more of Ching-Chou Kuik’s wonderful images here in their Etsy shop, Gjzcck.

Handmade card using a digital image from Ching-Chou Kuik called Seahorse Illusion

Here is a tutorial on how I created this card.

You will need :

7″ By 7″ White Card Base
Ching-Chou Kuik‘s Digital Stamp Called Seahorse Illusion
Promarker Pens
The Crafty Witches Mermaid Sweethearts Digital Download Collection
Sweet Dixie – Smiling Starfish
Cut & Make – Starfish
White Card
Black Card
Glue / Double Sided Tape
Foam Pads


Print the digital image on to white card.
Then print three patterned papers and one sentiment sheet.

Layer one:
Cut a square from black card measuring 16.5 cms by 16.5 cms.
Cut a square from the first patterned paper measuring 16 cms by 16 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach to the card base.

Layer two:
Cut a piece from black card measuring 6 cms by 16.5 cms.
Cut a piece from the second patterned paper measuring 5.5 cms by 16.5 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach across the card base, using foam pads.

Layer three:
Colour in the digital image Seahorse Illusion, I used promarker pens.

Seahorse: Mint green, green, turquoise, metallic silver, cool grey 1, 3, black.
Hair: Tulip yellow, gold, mustard.
Skin / Face: Pastel beige, satin, champagne, dusky pink, cocktail pink, cobalt blue, true blue.
Ocean: Powder blue, sky blue, azure, pine, olive green, red berry, crimson, burnt umber.

Handmade card using a digital image from Ching-Chou Kuik called Seahorse Illusion

Cut the image to measure 15.5 cms by 10.5 cms ( approx ).
Cut a piece of black card measuring 16 cms by 11 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach to the card base on the left using foam pads.

Layer four:
Cut two matt layers from black card for the sentiments.
Matt and layer with the sentiments and attach to the card base.

Layer five:
Using the starfish dies, cut two from the third patterned paper.
Attach to the card base.

To finish add an insert to the inside of the card base.


Thank you for visiting my blog and please feel free to follow and make any of my handmade card tutorials.

If you would like to see other cards I have made please have a look here:

Love – Sending All My Love

Little Companion – Times Flies

Little Talks – Happy Birthday

Summer Blooms – Happy Birthday

Garden Daisy Fairy – With Love


Challenges I would like to enter are:

Gem Of A Challenge Wk 14 – Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts Challenge 03 – Anything Goes

Polkadoodles Challenge Wk 28 – Anything Goes

Worldwide Crafters And Colorists Challenge #7 – Anything Goes But Must Use An Image

A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #7 – Anything Goes


2 thoughts on “Seahorse Illusion – Just For You”

  1. carol gill says:

    Fabulous card and image-beautifully coloured.Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts
    Carol DT x

  2. Wendy Ann Batchen says:

    Lovely project. Thank you for sharing with us over at Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
    Wendy DT

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