A friend is big into fishing, so I wanted to incorporate fishes into his birthday card.
I started out with a sky blue card base.
At first I thought I would use four layers of "waves"...
I used a Fiskars border punch to make the waves.
I liked how it looked with two layers of waves. Four looked way too busy.
I used Lawn Fawn's "Critters in the Sea" stamp set. I used a tiny Lawn Fawn acrylic block for stamping the fish. I loove this block. It's so cute and comfy to hold.
I used my Chromatix markers to colour in the fish. They were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black in onto Neenah Solar White cardstock.
Here are the four fish that I stamped and coloured.
I fussy cut the fish. I used Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABCs with white Hero Arts ink to stamp a sentiment on the front of the card.
Here is the sentiment that I came up with. I glued the fish to the front of the card and added some bubbles with the same white ink.
I used another stamp and sentiment from critters under the sea for a simple card interior.
Here is the front of the card, all put together! I used glossy accents on the fish, which was a really nice finishing touch.