Sunday, March 26, 2017

ying yang turtle

Hi all...

The back story behind my paper pieced birthday card is simple. My daughter has a friend that LOVES turtles and so my daughter asked me to make her a turtle birthday card.  I ended up designing two and my daughter picked the ying yang turtle so here is the end product.

 I used Inkscape to design the turtle and the waves. My daughter is bless as an artist and I tell people I am blessed as a crafter. I work better creating things with computer programs and she works better with pencil and paper.

Anyway, I went looking for turtles on line and after looking at many pictures, I came up with two ideas. The cute kind and this ying yang one. My daughter picked the ying yang one of course. She's 12. Need I say more. :)

Once I finished the turtle to her liking. I was playing with different paper patterns for the body. She told me I need to add some water. Really! I went looking through my files and couldn't find any waves so I went to Cricut and Silhoutte (I owe both die cutting machines.) and realized I didn't have any waves and I was too cheap to go pay for a file.

I went back to Inkscape and did a Google search of waves. Again I found a few different pictures and drawings of ones so I let them inspire me and these are what I came up with.

When I put them on the card, I decided to move raise some to give the waves more depth.
So there you have it, a card and how my brain works when I decide to use die cutting over stamping for my card front.

I hope you enjoyed it and I look forward to chatting with you in the near future about whatever takes over my crafty life for a few days.

I have entered this card in these challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenges #337 - Anything Goes and DT Call

Crafting from the Heart Challenge #151 - Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog #124 - Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog Challenge #34 - Anything Goes/Clean and Simple (CAS)

Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #34 - Anything Goes

Simon Says: Use More Than One Die Or Punch


  1. Fab card Lorby. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  2. Love this unique look -- very creative! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  3. Very innovative and unique card. I love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Gayatri xx


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