26 July 2014

Birthday fishes

Hello Everyone,

Happy Saturday! Today I am sharing a quick card with you that I made this morning for a friend's birthday. I finally got to play a bit more with my Mama Elephant Cosmic Stars stamp set. There is a big order of ME stamps on its way to me (YAY!), and to celebrate my happiness, I decided to use the (currently) only ME set I have :-)

I went a bit mad with different techniques on this card - nothing complex, however, so if you want to make something similar - I don't think you'd have any problems with it!

The "fishes" part is heat embossed in gold (I used the Stampendous embossing powder), the background behind the fish was made using a waterbrush and some Distress Inks. I sprinkled some water on top of the distress inks, to get a bit of a "bubble" effect. The fish were fussy cut from orange cardstock - the same one I used for the base of the card - and they got a bit of a Wink of Stella treatment. A few sequins added in the corners and voila! 

Hope you like it! I have a few more ideas on similar "fishy" birthday cards, so stay tuned!

 I really like the "bubble" effect - aren't Distress Inks just great!?

You can see the glitter from the Wink of Stella here.
Subtle but really nice!

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
QKR - Swimming
Inky Impressions - No design paper
Inky Chicks - Happy Birthday
Moving along with the times - Colour challenge
Mama Elephant - Inspired by photo

I fish you a lovely weekend! ;-)



  1. So so cute, love the background and the shimmer of the 'wink' is perfect! So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

  2. Just adorable! Love the background effect you achieved and popping the fish up was brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  3. Oh it is so cute!!! Love your background! It's perfect for the fish! Very cool card. Thank you for playing along at Mama Elephant & Me Challenge :)

  4. Great card, love the dimension and glitter. Thanks for joining us this week for our Swimming challenge.
    Karal DT for QKR Design

  5. Hi Mirella love the card! I myself lately got to experiment with watercolours and I just can't get enough of them :). Little digression... all in all simplicity at its best! Hugs, Justyna xxx

    1. Thank you Justyna! For some reason I only saw this comment now... :-(


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