Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Birthday Fishes Joy Fold Card

Hello Crafters, I hope all is well with each and every one of you.  I have been very busy making this card times 6.  Yes that is right 6 times for a card swap I am in.  As I went along making this I kept adding in new things and more layers.  I still have some assembling to do on the other 5 but this one is DONE finally, lol.  I love the way it came out though so it was worth all of the extra efforts over the past two days.  I have to say I am very happy it is almost over though.  I started out wanting to make my first
Joy Fold card, as I recently saw one on a blog hop I hopped and then my imagination took over........
well this is what I came up with.
Sorry I had to use a clip to hold it closed
This adorable fish and fish bowl I recently purchased from
Little scraps of heaven designs. The sand at the bottom I spritz with Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist -  Vanilla Breeze.  The Tag on the left
is cut from Plantin Schoolbook - Tag 1 page 78.  I took it into Design Studio
and sized the tag to 5" x 2 3/4.  I added some fun fibers to the top.
the Birthday fishes sentiment I did in my Craft Artist, I printed on blue paper
then I lined it all up in sure cuts alot 2 and then cut out the tags around the sentiment.
Is this not too cute? it looks like the little fisherman is fishing in the fish bowl.
Fisherman is cut at 4" from Everyday Paper Dolls, page 70.  The adorable Peachy Keen face
- wide eyed kids, I colored in with white gelly roll and colored gel pens. 
All of his clothes plus the fishing pole are also cute at the same settings.
The fishing line is white embroidery floss.  Then you open the last part and Voila...

There is a sad worm, cut from April Showers at 3/4, on a hook at the end of the fishing
line over looking a pond with a big red fish jumping up out of the waves to get him.
the hook is from Paper Doll Dress Up -  page 17, only it was a hand hook for a pirate.  I cut it at
4" then punched a 1/8" hole in the center and then trimmed around it to give it the look
of a fishing hook.  It actually came out pretty good but the worm covers most of it.  the
water is a blue paper cut at 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 and then corner chomped 1/4".  I then ran it through
cuttlebug, tiny bubbles folder.  The cute little waves are from svgcuts, cut at 2" wide.
the Red Fish is from Everyday Paper Dolls, accesory 3 no shift, cut at 3/4" -  page 70.
I added blue paper with corners chomped behind the fish bowl to leave room to
sign and add a sentiment to the inside of the card.

I have entered into these Challenges
Tuesday throw down - Punny Sentiment
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Happy Crafting,  Eva :0)

I will be doing a giveaway later this evening
so keep a look out for that!!!


Maribel said...

How cute! I love the fish and the cute face on the fisherman! TFS!

farmhouse-story said...

very cute cards, eva! love the sentiment:)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so cute! Great card design!