Sunday 2 May 2021

I 'Fish' You a Happy Birthday

Good Morning
Meet today's card.  
Just a fun one for a little person in my life.  
I also wanted to have a chance to play with this new stencil called Turbulent Waters from A Colorful Life Designs.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a circle mask and placed it onto a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I laid the Turbulent Waters Stencil over the circle and rubbed on some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink.  I then added a touch of Blueprint Sketch to darken it up a bit and dried the circle.  I added some splatters with the same colours of inks.  I set that aside
  • Next, I cut my white card front and laid the Matisse Splash stencil over that and rubbed on some more of the above mentioned inks.  I splashed with water and some more diluted ink to give it a watery look.  
  • Using a circle die from Hero Arts, I die-cut the circle waves that I had masked in the first step.  I pop dotted that over the main panel and glued it all onto a heavy white card base.
  • Onto my little fish....I stamped him in my Misti with some Versafine ink, then die-cut him out.
  • Using some diluted DOX inks (Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio) I watercoloured in the fish using a paint brush.
  • I dried him with my heat tool then added Glossy Accents to his face shield to make it look like glass.  
  • I stamped the sentiment and pop dotted the little fish above that.

Here are the stencils I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Happy Birthday (Studio G); Mini Snorkel Fun Fishy (Your Next Stamp)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Stencils- ACLD; pop dots; Glossy Accents; Circle die (HA); TE blending brushes


Verna Angerhofer said...

Cute card and I love the stencils used for it.

Bonnie said...

Your little friend is going to LOVE this, Karen! What an adorable fish and I love the waters he swims in!

I Card Everyone said...

I don't use the stencils I have often enough, Karen, but you've managed to make me want three more today! lol
He is so cute - love his wet goggles, and wavy environment!
What a happy birthday card this is!

Lori m said...

Darling card, love the fish and waters background, hugs, Lori m

Mac Mable said...

Great use of the stencils, fun and friendly fish image and one Happy card x.

Aimeslee Winans said...

I like that Matisse stencil! I also like your fun card. A cute fish indeed. XOX

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous stencil work Karen, and the little fish is so cute, it's a wonderful card, Kate x

Pat said...

Two great stencils Karen and love the blue tones and that cute snorkelling fish is such fun over the top. A wonderful card. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! What fun cards, love the stencils and the fish.
Faith x

Cat said...

Happy birthday to the funniest, prettiest, happiest person I know - you! I hope you have a great day my dear sister, and may life bring you much joy and prosperity.