Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Birthday Fishes

July is another big birthday month for my family so there will be lots of birthday cards showing up over the next few days.  This one is for my brother and I know the sentiment "Birthday Fishes" is a bit cheesy but he really loves fish.  In my previous post I showed a shaker card I had made and the idea was still in my head when I came across this fishbowl digi in my files.  I printed it out twice and cut the center out of one of them, backed it with acetate to give the glass look, inked the second image with blue and glued sand onto the bottom of the image.  Before I layered them together, I colored and cut out the fish and suspended them with a nylon filament to give them some movement as if they were swimming around.  And I have to say, it came out just as planned.

Cards Galore--use a stamp or digi (I have both)
Sarah Hurley Challenge #94--Celebration (celebrating my brother's birthday)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge--anything goes as long as it is covered with patterned paper
Charisma Cardz #15--anything goes
Treasured Times #20--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #141--anything goes

Stamps: SU! "All Wrapped Up" fishes; Eureka Stamp "Fish Bowl" digi
Dies: Verve "Charming Ovals"


Cathy P. said...

Clever card, Heather. Thanks for the great explanation. Love the idea of suspending the fish!! Thanks for linking up with us at Sister Act this week! Cathy xx

Carla Harkies said...

Well you did a great job on the card with the fish, lol! Very cute and love the sketch. Thanx for joining us at Through The Purple Haze Birthday Challenges. Hugs..Calrla

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is brilliant, Great card.....
Thank you for joining in our challenge (TTPH) Good luck x

fiona henderson said...

Fish card.....amazing and so well done....thank you for joining us i just bought a koi stamp....

Fiona dT

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Such a fun card. Where would we be at Word Art Wednesday without you? Thank you so very much for posting this wonderful art with us.
Blessings, Carole

JoanieMc said...

Love your card. Great idea for the fish bowl to do the sketch. Great job. Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze birthday challenge,

Joanie xxxx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 37 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper July challenge. x

Debbie said...

Wonderful card!! They really do look like they are swimming!! So neat!
Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I'm a grand lover of that cheesy pun :) Honestly I think I love them more when they're cheesy! This card is brilliant - thanks so much for coming to play with us at TMS - your card will be featured on our FB page today:

Claire said...

Fab card, brilliant idea, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley 365 this month.
Claire xx

HandmadebyTLC said...

Ah! Love this littlefish friend! Thaks for joining us at Treasured Times Challenge this time!
Tammy Louise

Jody @Treasured Times Stamps said...

Very adorable card! Thanks for entering it into our challenge over at Treasured Times! We hope you come join us again some time!

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafts Galore Encore this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT x

ellyscard creatief said...

Clever card.
Love the idea.
Gr Elly

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