I was waiting to use this funny punny card for a special occasion. When I heard my crafty friend, Carol (YT: Crafty Carolina Gal) was celebrating the end of her chemo treatments, I thought this would be perfect. I am so happy for her and I wanted to wish her the best. 🙂
I made the fishes using the Diemond Dies Little Fishy Die with yellow card stock, inking up the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade and drawing on smiling faces (like the goldfish crackers I love). To give them shine I coated them with Glossy Accents.
I made the “seaweed” with bits of metal wire and strung on seed beads in white and aqua, coiling the ends to keep all the beads in place. Then I “planted” them in a bed of green glass vase filler bits that I glued down with E6000. The background I made with bits of scraps from my scrap box that I inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Salty Ocean and the Diemond Dies Labels 1 Nesting Die Set.
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For the finishing touches, I used swirly flat back pearl and gem stickers and aqua rhinestone gem stickers from my stash to add a little sparkle and allude to the swirls and bubbles that might be found in an ocean filled with fish. I find that I am always adding little bits like these to my cards, whether with sequins, enamel dots, or gem stickers. The sentiment is one I printed on my computer and hand cut into a banner with fishtail ends and folded up to add a little dimension.
The following is a quick video share of the card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes Challenge
What a sweet card for your friend.Love those happy little fish and the scene you’ve created for them to swim in.Super work.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Thanks so much Lisa! It was fun to mix up a whole bunch of different materials for this card. 🙂 Tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
This is such a wonderful gift celebrating with a friend. The layout and colors are lovely. Thank you so much for joining our 219th challenge at Word Art Wednesday this next fortnight. Your creation is inspiring, beautiful and very much appreciated. Blessings, Carole
Thank you so much Carole! It was so much fun playing with different mediums to make this card for my friend celebrating life. We have so much to be thankful for. TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Such a wonderful card…your friend is sure to love your support and encouragement, along with this awesome card! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week, hope you’ll join us again for more of our challenges!
Denice – TTCRD DT
Thank you so much Denice! It always makes me feel good when I can use my crafting to support and encourage friends. 🙂 TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
This is such an awesome project. I love the background and those cute little fish are adorable!
Great to have you visiting at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx
Aww thanks so much Sheryl! It was fun to make this mixed media card and make those little goldfish. 🙂 TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
What a cute card! I’m sure your friend will appreciate, not only your talented craftiness, but your thoughtfulness in thinking of her.
Aww thanks so much! I hope she enjoys the card as much as I enjoyed creating it for her. 🙂 TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
This is so adorable! And delicious looking if I must say so myself;p Even the glass glitter reminds me of rock candy.
LOL Isn’t that the truth! I love Goldfish crackers. hahaha
Very cute little fishes Kristina,a lovely card for your friend!
Thank you so much Ann! I hope the card cheers her up. 🙂
Great card – thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we hope to see you again soon.
Thanks so much Helen! It was really fun to craft with all the different mediums. 🙂