Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Fishy Kisses & Birthday Wishes


Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS Challenge #180 - Circle
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge# 240 Something Beginning with 'F'
Shopping Our Stash #416 - Happy Birthday!!!
Stamplorations March Stencil Challenge

This is my 18th day of participating in The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. Have you been playing along? I have and it's been great motivation.

For today's card, I began with my homemade stencil. Then I placed the fish in the area where I would be using the stencil. And next I pressed down on my stamp platform and then stamped. I then took off the sentiment stamp and left the fish, placing Post-Its over the cardstock. That way I was able to stamp again and after fussy cutting I was able to make a mask for the fish. Then I brought out my stencil, Amazon makeup brush and ink. And then I colored in the areas of the stencil.

As for the coloring, that is a mixture of various markers and colored pencil. The colored pencil was blended with baby oil.

Stamps: SOL Fish2Stamp, CTMH O-fish-ally Awesome
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Lagoon
Accessories: handmade stencil (Queen & Co Bubbles), Amazon makeup brush, Copic BV04 Blue Berry, Shin Han YR24 Marigold, WG7 Warm Grey, Spectrum Noir Triblend Citrus, Bright Pink, Orange, True Blue, Prismacolor Premier 10% French Grey

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Love this clean and simple card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

  2. Hi Mary Ellen, thanks for entering with your fabulous fish, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT

  3. I see Nemo. And I see circles. Cute card, Mary Ellen. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to CAS.

  4. What a lovely card. I like that the bubbles and fish are organized in a vertical strip down the centre of the card. Such a great birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

    sue n.

    1. Thank you! I had a great time playing along with the challenge

  5. What a super cute and fun card! I love the layout and those fishes are fabulous with the circles. So glad you joined us at AtCAS this week

  6. such a cutie card! thank you for playing along with us at STAMPlorations challenges!!!