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Wed 27

Birthday Fishes
by Donna Sledzik


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Memory Box 2019 Spring Blog Blitz!  We hope you will join us each day for inspiring ideas and a chance to win prizes!  

For my card today I used only a portion of one of the dies.  I think it's fun to see how to get the most out of your supplies.  Laura's great card on Monday showed her using the whole die and I am only using the fish from the die to create my card.

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To create this card I die cut the fish 4 times from watercolor paper and glued them on my card front.  I also used watercolor paper for my card front.  


Once the glue was dry I sponged over the fish background with Distress Inks.  I misted the background with plain water and let the ink drip and blend.


Once the paper was dry, I stamped the word "sending" using black ink.  I used a distress inked strip of paper and stamped the "birthday fishes" sentiment with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

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I adhered the card front to a white card base using foam tape.  

To finish the card I glued some clear embellishments to the front.

Would you like to win the new Oceanside Typewriter clear set that will coordinate with all of your beach/nautical stamps and dies?  Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, March 3rd at 11:59 pm EST.  One comment at random will be selected to win the stamp set.  There will be a chance to win one of the new release items each day this week through Sunday.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, March 4th at 6 pm EST.  Good luck!

Good luck everyone and thanks for stopping by!






Donna ~ You are SO CLEVER!! Your card is AWESOME!! Thank you for the tips for pulling it together!!

Cute card Donna, love the sentiment and all those little inky watercoloured fishes : )

What a SWEET Sentiment Set!The little fishes remind me of Gold Fish Crackers! SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Gorgeous ink blending and always love tips on stretching stamps/dies!

Wonderful card...love the scene you've created!

Beautiful card!

This would be so fun for all the cards I have to make for my March birthdays!

I love the background you created for this card! How fun with all the fishes! Thanks for the inspiration!

I really like how the texture is highlighted by the ink. This is so cute...

Love your card!! I would have never thought of sponging ink over die cuts that have been glued down. They show up so well and this makes a great ocean/water scene!!!

Love your school of fish! Pretty colors!

The bubbles are a nice touch--they give it such a great look. Thanks for showing us something new.

Such a unique, fun card!

All the dies in one set to make this clever card!

Love the background!

What a great card! And very creative to use
only the fishes on the gorgeous background!

The ocean scene is so beautiful, love the background with die cut fish, awesome showcasing!

Love the die and stamps. Great card. Wonderful design.

Donna that is such a colorful and gorgeous card! I am totally inspired by your card!

Love how you created this cute fish background.

Love these cute sentiments that go perfectly with any ocean or underwater scene!

GREAT card Donna! Love those fishies and the blended/spritzed background!

Love the fishes and the colors! Beautiful card!

Such a fab palette on this lovely card. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

Donna, What a great way to use inks and watercolor paper. Your ink colors were perfect for your "fish" theme and the sentiment tied it all together. Thanks for sharing your creative idea with us. I will have to try it!

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