Hope you have all had a Happy Christmas and a relaxing Boxing Day. We did with two very excited young boys.
Talking of excitement…I am very excited with the new products in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration catalogues so have a sneak peek here. Having purchased the Festive Flower Builder Punch, for the Christmas poinsettias, I was delighted to see a set of stamps using the same punch. Good on SU, they do make an effort to help use the products we purchase in innovative ways. So needing to make a small boys 5th birthday card I grabbed on to the idea on page 46 of the Handmade from the Heart Occasions Catalogue and created the card above.
The clouds were made using the Tree Builder Punch and coloured slightly with Smoky Slate The waves used the Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper which was sponged with Marina Mist, Sky Blue and Pool Party to give a varied water effect. I then punched the top edge with the 1″ circle punch.
My Fishes were stamped in Tangelo Twist from the Friends and Flowers Set (page 46 Occasions 2016 Catalogue on sale January 5th) and punched with the Festive Flower Builder Punch, in the medium size. The tails were from the joined leaves and just angled slightly before attaching with sticky dots. The hats used the top of the Tree punch and the bottoms rounded with the 1” circle punch from some scraps of DSP HIgh Tide (retired) (Placed from inside out). The little pom pom was made from the tiny flower in the Flower Fair Framelits Die set.
Happy birthday I stamped in Memento black, sponged the edges in Marina Mist and cut out a star fish from the High Tide DSP. This DSP was also used on the little pocket inside. It was scalloped with the Adorning Accents edgelit (retired) and mounted on Whisper White Card Stock that had also been scalloped, creating the surf. I just happened to have a rub on Happy Birthday in my odd stash pile so added that.
Hope you like them as much as I do. They were quick and easy to create and make for a Happy card for a Five Year old who does happen to have a fish tank in his bedroom!! Pop over to verses for the inside poem.