Monday, July 4, 2011

Birthday Fishes Wishes Card

I hope you all had a great Independence Day!  Our family had a relaxing day at home, and I had a little time tonight for crafting.

This card is for my father-in-law's birthday later this week.  He enjoys tending his aquarium, so I decided to make him a fishbowl card.



Card Details:
  • Card Base - fishbowl from Create a Critter, page 43, cut at 4 inches; secured with brad
  • Papers - textured cardstock by Bazzil Bling; all other cardstock from scraps; distressed brown paper from My Mind's Eye - Simply Delightful
  • Cricut Cuts - from Create a Critter: fishbowl and fish, page 43; starfish, page 41 (accessory)
  • Cuttlebug Embossing - water with D'vine Swirls; fish (Layer 1) with Swiss Dots
  • Other - brad by 7 Gypsies - Angelo; sentiment printed from my computer; fish and starfish on pop dots; doodling with white Gelly Roll pen; inking with Colorbox yellow and cyan ink pads

Without a Gypsy, I can't make shaped cards too easily -- but my solution is making a card held together by brads.  It's different, but I like it. :)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

BBTB2 Challenge:  Life Is a Beach / Starfish Challenge
Birthday Sundaes:  Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Fantabulous Cricut:  Challenge #67 - Pool Time

21 comments:

  1. Very, very cute...and I like the brad idea! Love the embossing and your doodling adds a great touch! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at FCCB!
    http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com/

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  2. What a cute card... love the way you incorporated the star fish ....
    thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Carole

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  3. Super cute! I love the embossing for the water, a very happy card! Thank you for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut! :)

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  4. How cute! I am a big fan of the create a critter cartridge. Love you sentiment too. I am a new follower. Stop by my blog sometime and say hi!

    Linda
    http://craftingwithnana.blogspot.com

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  5. Adorable! Love the brad idea and sentiment really makes this card fun! Thanks for creating with us at Fantabulous Cricut this week!

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  6. Seriously, could this be any more adorable? I think not. :)
    Nita

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  7. Adorable card! I love everything about it! I'm your newest follower! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  8. Jessica, your cards are always adorable, and this one is not the exception. Thanks for sharing it with us at Birthday Sundaes!
    Vivi.

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  9. Your card is totally cute!

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  10. Oh, this is just darling! He's sure to love it. Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

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  11. I saw your card over at Birthday Sundaes and had to stop by and tell ya that this is a great card! I really like the fact that it's a shape card and all the cute details just add to it! :o)
    Theresa
    www.miislucky.blogspot.com

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  12. This is just darling! I love shaped cards. I bet your FIL loves it! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.

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  13. Sooooo cute! Love that fish bowl, water and sand! This is a great birthday card! Thanks for sharing this with Birthday Sundaes!

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  14. Your fishy is way too cute! I know your father-in-law will love it!

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  15. This is super cute..Thanks for playing along at BBTB2...Krista

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  16. This is adorable, love that little fish :) Thanks for joinig us at FCCB this week!! Lisa C

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  17. Super cute!! I love that fishbowl shape!! That sentiment is the best!!
    Thanks for playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  18. Okay, Jessica... I wanted to comment on your two other posts, but I'm coming back for those very soon!! :) I really wanted to tell you how much I LOVE this card first (saw it while browsing on my phone the other day -- couldn't comment from there though)... Love all the details and especially the embossing!! WONDERFUL!! :)

    Oh yeah... And I wanted to tell you... There's a Blog Award for you on my blog... Hope you'll stop by and pick it up!! :)

    (((hugs)))
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  19. Jessica! This card is the absolute cutest!!! The second I saw it, I wanted to come tell you that crafty minds think alike, but I knew I couldn't give anything away about our upcoming challenge...hehe! Make sure you check out what I made a few weeks ago for Birthday Sundaes and you'll see what I mean! I love how your card swivels on the brad! Super fun card and thanks for playing along at Birthday Sundaes! I hope you'll join us again this week!
    Amber

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