Saturday, September 15, 2012

Birthday Fishes


My friend Renee introduced me to the Paper Smooches stamps and these are great fun.  They stamp perfectly every time, the images are so cute and the sentiments are included.  Renee is a great enabler!  She also informed me Paper Smooches is having a guest designer call so I thought I'd give it a go and try out for it as well.  So, for the next three days, I'll have three posts because I am including three cards with these fab little stamps for the call.  This one is using the fish, sentiment and bubbles from the Birthday Buddies set.  I may have made this card a little harder than it should have been and if I were to do it again, I might just stamp the image onto circles and matte them, then add to the front of the card.  It takes doing it the hard way before I figured that out.  I cut the holes out of the front of it, then glued it to the card base.  A lot of cutting, measuring and some not-so-good-measuring.  I do like how it turned out though because when you open the card, the little fishies are on the inside.
Anyway, the picture below is the inside of the card
  I used Copics to colour them and then added some Glamour Dust to them and the bubbles and voila, we have a fun birthday card.
Challenges:
Avadares - Make it Sparkle
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Wags & Whiskers - Circles
Aud Sentiments - Anything with a funny sentiment
Paper Crafting Journey - use a sentiment
Cards & More - Maritime

29 comments:

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card Marilyn,love the bubbles.xxx

Anneke said...

What a great card!! Love the glitters :)
Hugs Anneke

Lorraine said...

Aww, what a cute, fun card! Love the little fishes.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

NickelNook said...

Oh, that's just too sweet! It may have been a lot of work but I'd say it was well worth it! Super cute!...Nancy :o)

Margaret said...

Too cute. Love your fish. Thanks for joining us at Avadares for this challenge.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh how fun! Love the sparkle on the fish!

tilly's crafts said...

brilliant card, love that layout idea! looks great!
Kim x

jimlynn said...

So cute and shiny!!! Love the way you did this card Marilyn. Yes, I love the Paper Smooches stamps too! So fun and cute. Good luck!
Lynn

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so cute, Marilyn. I love those little windows.
Thanks for sharing this project at Avadares Challenge Blog.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Kreatives von Andrea said...

It's great, what a beautifuk card. A very good idea with the little windows....you have done a perfekt job!

Hugs from Andrea

June Nelson said...

Brilliant card hunnie love it huggies June xxxxx

Sandy said...

LOL! Birthday fishes ----- just as cute as it can be and I really like the glitter on the fish.
sandy

coops said...

so gorgeous marilyn.i love the fab sparkly fishes ;D

xx coops xx

Margaret said...

Wonderful card. Love the sparkles and your design. Good luck on the DT. I hope you get it.

Gale said...

Great fun card Marilyn. It turned out so cute. Thanks for playing with us at PCJ and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale

MaxineD said...

Super punny card - love it, and hope you make the DT spot.
Blessings
Maxine

Alyce said...

So cute Marilyn! What a fun card...the bling on the fish is great too :)

Claudia said...

Hi Marilyn, what great idea. Love the dotty paper and the circles with the great blinking fishes - super effect.

Thanks you very much for joining us at Cards und More Challenge.

Hugs Claudia

marion said...

Such a cute idea, thanks for joining us at Cards und More and good luck. Hugs, Marion

Molecraft said...

It was well worth the effort Marilyn, it looks fab, love it!
Helen x

Nicole G said...

I love this card and will have to CAS it at some point. Great work!

Renee said...

This is my favorite! I just got this set too hehe…love your card, love your style…way to go girl!

Sabrina Chaoskueken said...

Ooooh,is this cute! A wonderful idea!

Thank you so much for joining us at Cards and More.

Hugs
Sabrina

Lola said...

Your card is absolutely adorable!!

Dragonlady said...

Great card and love your glittery fishes. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with all kind of circles...thanks for playing with Wags 'n Whiskers!
xxx Margreet

TC said...

Lol, LOVE it. Superb. x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a fun card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Lavender Rose said...

I love your fishy card, it may have been hard work but it is very effective.