Saturday, July 21, 2012

Freshly Made Birthday Fishes

Here's a punny birthday card for this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Cool Shades color challenge.  I combined the colors with this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the animal themed Birthday Buddies stamp set.

The card's built on a plain kraft card base. I used a circle of dotted patterned paper as a backdrop for the fish, then added a half circle of blue cardstock on top of that as water.  To get a wave-like look, I cut the top edge of the cardstock with an Edgeabilities die.  The fish is from the Paper Smooches stamp set.  It's colored with Copic markers and then sprayed with a bit of Dandelion Fireworks shimmer spray for a fun sparkle.  I used dimensional dots to attach it to the panel.

Instead of using a second circle panel, I made a big white felt cloud.  I added a big yellow button sun, tied with matching baker's twine.  The set's "birthday fishes" sentiment is stamped at the bottom of the card in blue ink.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papersPaper Smooches Birthday Buddies stamp set, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Bahama Blue inks and Dandelion Fireworks shimmer spray, Copic markers (Y21, Y23, Y26, YR30, B0000), My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline-Dilly Dally 6x6 paper pad, Spellbinders Classic Edges One Edgeabilities die, Pollika Snow White felt, Divine Twine yellow baker's twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Pacific Point cardstock (Stampin' Up!); cloud die (Lil' Inker Designs); button (Papertrey Ink)


  1. I love the simplicity on your card and the circle with fish is a great idea cute...lovely done..hood luck with the challenge :)

    I am joining also Paper smooches Sparks challenge, my card is Nr. 24, would you mind to see it on my blog? Many thanks before :) hugs, Monika

  2. This is so adorable! The fish, the clouds, the button-sun - it's all so stinkin' cute! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Your card is too stinkin' adorable! Love it!

  4. Super cute!
    I love that little "fishbowl" you created. :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Smooches Sparks!

  5. What a awesome card this is! Clean and yet so, so clever! The cloud and the "sun" are such fun. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  6. Thanks for the little giggle - your card is adorable. :) So glad you could play along with this week's sketch!

  7. I just love a good punny card - adorable!


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