Sunday, June 28, 2009

Birthday Fishes! (July Card Swap)

I have to make this real quick, because we're on our way to our son and new daughter-in-law's for supper.

This is the card for our stampin' club swap for next month. The theme was "wet", any interpretation, birthday card, with 2 layers and an embellishment.

I sponged VersaMagic Ocean Depth on the background and stamped the swirly seaweed in VersaMagic Hint of Pesto on Neenah
Solar White cardstock. The little bubbles were stamped in CTMH Heavenly Blue.

The fish were stamped and reverse stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. The glued-on party hats were also colored with Copics. Little "Sun" Swarovski crystals are their eyes. I just had to add some bling, lol. After they were cut out, they were "popped" from the background with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sentiment was printed on my computer (the font is called Curlz), cut with a small Nesties Deckled Rectangle die, inked on the edge, and "popped", like the fish. The ribbon is supposed to be seaweed (or maybe a sea urchin, lol). I just knotted it and then cut the end to make it fray a bit. It's held on with little Glue Dots under each knot.

I found the crushed shells in the floral department at Michael's - I think they're used in the bottom of vases, but as soon as I saw the bag (and a good-sized bag, at that!) I knew what I was going to use them for! The blue-green "coral" was cut with a Martha Stewart punch and glued down with JudiKins Diamond Glaze.

Cardstock: Neeneh Solar White
Designer Paper: Sandylion

Stamps: Fish & Seaweed-SU Ocean Commotion, Party hat- SU Favorite Teddy Bear, Bubbles-
Hero Arts Sea Life
Sentiment: printed on computer

Inks: Memento, VersaMagic, CTMH

Embellies: Offray ribbon,
Swarovski Crystals, crushed shells (Decor Sand), Martha Stewart punch, Nestabilties Small Deckled Rectangle


  1. This is such a lovely Card I love the angel fish with those cute hats and the bg Stamps are just pretty :)
    My little banner contest is monthly so if you don't win one month there is always next to try for
    thanks for entering :)


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