Here's a cute card that would work for a male or a female friend! This is number three of the four cards we made in my very last class in San Diego.
We first stamped the turtle (From Land to Sea) in StazOn on watercolor paper and used Blender Pens to color it. After stamping the card base in Pool Party with the coral image from By the Tide, we cleaned it off and stamped it again (in Soft Suede) on coaster board. The spatters from Gorgeous Grunge were added on the top half of the card base. Pool Party and Bermuda Bay were sponged around the coaster board, leaving the center lighter. The turtle was then cut out and popped up on dimensionals, and the greeting was stamped in StazOn. Two mats were used behind the image, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay. To finish it off, we added a line of tiny pearls to look like bubbles coming from the turtle.
5-1/2 x 8-1/2" Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4-1/4" for card base
2-7/8" x 4-1/4" Bermuda Bay cardstock, for mat behind
2-3/4" x 4-1/8" Soft Suede cardstock, for mat behind
2-5/8" x 4" Coaster Board
Scrap Watercolor Paper to stamp turtle
Using Pool Party ink, stamp By the Tide coral on bottom of card base front and Gorgeous Grunge spatters on top.
Sponge Pool Party lightly over coaster board, adding Bermuda Bay around edges. Stamp coral at bottom of coaster board with Soft Suede ink.
Adhere coaster board to Soft Suede, and then Bermuda Bay mats, then fasten to card base.
Stamp turtle in black StazOn, color with So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, and Soft Suede using blender pens. Cut out and use Stampin' Dimensionals to pop turtle up on left side of coaster board. Stamp greeting on lower right.
Add tiny pearls for "bubbles."
STAMPS: From Land to Sea, By the Tide, Gorgeous Grunge, A Dozen Thoughts
INK: Jet Black StazOn, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
CARDSTOCK: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Coaster Board
ACCESSORIES: Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals