Sunday, May 17, 2009

Birthday Girl Gold Fish- kwerner color inspiration #52


I saw Kristina's Color Inspiration this week and liked the colors and had time, so I decided to make a card. The colors are Baja/aqua, saffron, mustard, sand and white. I needed to make a birthday card for my husband's little cousin who is going to be 5, so I used this challenge to get it done (I know she will like this card).

I saw these colors and thought of a gold fish in the water, so I went with it and here is what I came up with.
This little girl gold fish is off to her birthday party. I made her using punches and used some ink to sponge around her to give her some more depth. The "party" is a white rub on. I used only the colors in the challenge.

In this close up you can see I used the Big Shot and the Flourish texture plate to give the Baja Breeze card stock some texture. The pebbles are made using the 3/4" and the 1/2" circle punches and again sponged to give them more depth.


I figured I better show you where she is going, so here is the inside of the card. A present is


waiting for her on a table and a Happy Birthday banner is hung all in celebration of her!

The banner was stamped in Versa Mark using the Birthday Wish stamp, from the Under $10 page, and then embossed with white embossing powder. I again used the Flourish texture plate and the Big Shot to give the Baja Breeze card stock some texture.

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

20 comments:

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! these cards are sooo cute!

Tracey Old said...

Great idea using punches, your cards look great!

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE the fish card! So cute!

Always Playing with Paper said...

What an ingenious card!!! Love your imagination!!!

Smiles,
Lesley :)

Tanja said...

So creative and original and pretty! TFS!

Felicity said...

What a great idea, love what you have done with the colours and the punches.

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Very clever. I love them

Stacey Schafer said...

You are a clever girl, Rochelle! This is absolutely darling!

Shan Reid said...

Amazing... so cute and clever. Love it!

Two Happy Stampers said...

How cute is this?!?! Your fish card is my favorite! So cute! =)

Sheila said...

What a fun card! Great job!

Donna said...

oh my goodness look at these water bubbles LOL!!! So cute

travelingmama said...

How fun! Very cute!

KatieTurtle said...

Much more creative than mine. All that cutting and paper piecing! A perfect children's card!

Winter said...

Too cute! Love the little bow on the fish!

Terri E. said...

Oh my gosh!!! You are so stinking creative. Fabulous job with the color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Randee E said...

This is the cutest thing I've seen ever! Great idea of goldfish in water! Very creatve! Love it!

LeeAnn Greff said...

I am in love with this card! Your female 'party fish' is amazing! Love all the little details. I posted a link to it on my blog today. You can see it here:
http://flowerbug.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/05/punch-art-wednesday-again.html

Amy said...

What a fun card -- inside and out! Fantastic use of your punches!

Rose said...

Rochelle! Your little fishy is just adorable! Love it :)