Wednesday, April 1

Birthday Fishes

Good morning and Happy 1st day of April!

Have you had any April Fools pranks pulled on you? I have not...yet, but I am sure by the end of the day I will have.

Have you ever started a card with a specific idea in mind and about half way through making the card, realize it is going in a totally different direction? That happened to me over the weekend with the card I am sharing today.
It started out as a simple birthday card and ended up being quite a bit more detailed.

I started out by stamping the fish, seaweed, cupcake and hat, colored them all with copics and cut them out. I adhered them to the white cs, with one fish, a couple of the seaweed pants, and the cupcake popped. At that point I thought it would look really cut if I could make them look like they were swimming in a fish bowl. So I gave it a try and am quite happy with how it turned out.
To make the bowl, I stamped the fishbowl on pumpkin cs and cut out the middle of the bowl. I glued a piece of acetate on one side of the fishbowl. I lined the edge of the cs with foam strips just like you would when making a shaker card. Before I attached the fishbowl, I added a few more details to the fish scene - glitter on the fish and cupcake, crystal lacquer on the candle, birthday hat and the fishes lips, rain dots for the fish bubbles and sticklers on the bottom to look like sand.
After I was finished with the card it reminded me of a shadow box.

Thanks for visiting with me and have a wonder Wednesday my friends!

Card details
Stamps: Best fishes, Sushi Bowl Party
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, White Pure Luxury. DP is Rainbow Sherbet
Accessories: Copics, Sticklers, Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Rain Dots, Pearls, Acetate


Joanne Travis said...

Lovely work, your details are exquisite!

Mary Duffek said...

Adorable card! Love the little fish bowl...

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh look how cute, super job.

miatagal said...

Love the fish bowl card. I have this set; so going to CASE it now!


miatagal said...

Love the fish bowl card! I have this set, so going to CASE it now.