Saturday, May 11, 2019

Birthday Fishes


This card was made for a wee lass turning three - hence the three fish

All stamps  were from the Sweet n Sassy Birthday Pals set - 
which appears not to be available any longer.  
The fish were embossed with silver onto vellum, with a touch of colour added to  the cheeks and lips.

The sentiment was embossed directly onto the patterned paper, which was a snippet from my 'promise box'.  (I promise I will use it one day).

The patterned paper was adhered to the blue card base, and edged with a snippet of white sparkle card top and bottom, and an extra snippet of blue sparkle card was added to the bottom edge.
The fish were adhered, and I doodled with a silver pen around the edges of the card to frame it. 

I added a white insert and cut a wavy edge on it to mimic the waves.

Thank you for all those who left comments and best wishes regarding my surgery - it all went well, and I am down to small dressings now, and they stay on until they "fall off", by which time the stitches will have dissolved too... I get the histology results at my next appointment in 4-5 weeks when I go to the follow up appointment. 

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Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, glad to hear all went well with your surgery. A sweet birthday card for a little one. Love the fun fish... have a wonderful weekend.. Megan

froebelsternchen said...

So beautiful Maxine! Happy weekend! All the best for the skin on the nose! Susi

Monica said...

Hello dear Maxine,

Your sweet fishes card is just too cute. I love their lips and the way you added a subtle bit of colour on them. You are an embossing specialist while I just hoard my embossing powders and let my embossing pad dry away. I even bought an embossing inker in the hope that I would revive my love of embossing. The truth is that my older one and I used to spend hours embossing and then she grew up to be a teenager and left it all. And I too lost touch with it. Hopefully I will come back.

Coming back to your lovely card and you - I love the blue card stock you have used. I hope the surgery went well.



Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Cute fish that look just darling heat embossed. Your card is adorable, Maxine!

JD/ Jill said...

Cute birthday card! I'm sure she will love it! Glad to hear that your surgery went well!

Mia said...

Who doesn't have a promise box, Maxine? I think all of us. Your card turned out amazing!!!!!!! I llllove your fish. Hugs, my dear friend.

Mac Mable said...

So glad the surgery went well x Sending love and hugs x
Fantastic birthday card and so much fun.....The vellum looks great and love the touch of colour on the cheeks and lips x

Nelly said...

Great idea embossing the fishes onto vellum ! ... thanks for joining in with the Polkadoodles challenge this week; hugs Nelly x

Dawn T said...

Super sweet Maxine. Hope all is well after your little surgery and it's not too painful.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A really fun card for a three year old Maxine, those fish really look like they’re a-swimming away there.. love all the bits you’ve added to make the design pop! Well done,
And soooo grateful to the LORD for the skin cancer removals to have gone well, always seems to be something needing to be done health wise doesn’t there!? Comes with getting older.
Sending prayer hugs your way dear sis,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Sue said...

Such a sweet card, Maxine. What a great idea to do the three fishes and the waves inside.

Brenda said...

What a sweet and cute card Maxine! I'm sure the little lass will love it too. Your fish on the vellum looks so great, love that background paper as it looks like water current under the water. Hugs, Brenda

Joy Wilson said...

Such a darling card! I love the silver embossing on the vellum! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us and good luck with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Patties Creations Design Challenge

Gerrina said...

Love the blues and the fishes and the subtile way that the silver embossing reminds me of the glistering of the sun on the water! A beautiful card! Hugs, Gerrina

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Maxine!
I love these cards, they are just so pretty! The touch of color is perfect!

Di said...

Such a sweet card Maxine - and a great play on words with the sentiment! So glad your surgery went well and your on the road to recovery.


Di xx

Judy V said...

Fabulously fun card! Thanks for joining us for Week 19 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

Elizabeth Hart said...

I love how you created the fish with the vellum - what a great look. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

wannabcre8tive said...

So cute. I love the silver embossed fishie's swimming in the pretty blue water. I like the use of the white gel pen around them.

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card and love the embossed fishies... My son has a huge fish tank here and we saw for the first time a most gorgeous star fish in it, it was just amazing.
Limited supplies to craft with is annoying after a while and can't wait to get stuck into my craft room again.xx

Pattie G said...

This is so cute! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Birthdays” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
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Patti said...

Awwww-dorable!! Maxine! your little friend will love it : )

So happy to hear you are well and getting better!! I will be praying for good news at your next appointment.


Neet said...

What a delightful card Maxine. I love those three little fishes and the play on words (fishes for wishes). Am sure the three year old was delighted.
Blessings, Neet xx

Diane said...

What adorable fish and love the silver color.

Hugs Diane

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just darling. Love those fishies!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I so ,ove these sweet fish- embossed on Vellum- how beautiful!!! I love the scalloped white edge and really love that you added sparkle- so pretty!!!

Fran said...

Maxine this is the sweetest card. I know the sweet lass will just loe it! Hugs, Fran

crafty said...

Great fish. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

Heather said...

Very cute! And those fish look fabulous made out of vellum! I love the name "promise box"! So fun. And I'm always all about using up things from that stash! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Di said...

Hi Maxine!

I spotted your comment about this being a second entry - I've deleted it for you, but still love your card!

Di x

Narelle Fasulo said...

What a wonderful card. Those little fish are so adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Narelle DT

Monika Reeck said...

clever idea to embossed silver to vellum Maxine
ove that fish
looks so silvery in the lamp shine
great card