Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Happy Birthday Fishes!

I had burst of crafting activity over Christmas and the New Year, so although I'm on a strict 'no crafting' ban at the moment (I have lots of work to do!) I still have lots of cards to share. This one uses stamps from the 'Birthday Buddies' set by Paper Smooches that I got for Christmas. I started with watercolour paper that I'd smooshed with Distress Inks...an orange piece for the fish (Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade & Fired Brick) and a blue piece for the sea (Broken China, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean & Chipped Sapphire). I stamped the fish, added a little extra colour (using watercolour pencils) to their party hats, then carefully cut them out and gave them googly eyes. I stamped a sentiment (from the same stamp set) on the background, then doodled a simple border using a black gel pen. I mounted the fish on to the card using some 3D foam pads, then added a few sequins to look like bubbles in the water.

Challenges for this card:


Liz said...

What a fun card! The googly eyes really make the fish come to life. xx

brenda said...

A super creation for our 'Something New' theme at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Karen Knott said...

Great card, love the cute fish
Hugs Kaz xx

Brawny said...

Fab card Helen x

Babs Watson said...

A fab fun card, love the background and the quirky fish..
Hugs Babs x

Linby said...

You've made great use of your new set with this fab and fun design.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x

TaeEun said...

What a fun birthday card! Love the googly eyes of the fishes! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Christine said...

Great fun card Helen.
Thanks for sharing with us @ AGOAC this time,.

smiles Christine x