Tuesday, June 5, 2018

One fish, two fish for Retro Rubber AG challenge

It is Anything Goes challenge at Retro Rubber!  Time to show us your favorite style, or try out something new! 

I actually made this birthday card for a little friend who turned two awhile back.  He loved the card!

I started with stamping and die cutting the two fish from The Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard fish2stamp and die set from 6/2017 (just old enough!).  One was stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy the other in Memento Luxe Morocco and both were heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  A spritz of Fireworks! in Dandelion and Tangelo on my craft mat allowed me to water color both images.  To highlight the eyes and the mouth on one fish I used my Chameleon alcohol pen in Deep Black.

The background is Bristol Board as it holds up well to blending techniques, and it is die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles.  Goosebumps spritzed on the background and it set aside to dry.  Once dry, I blended Delicata Sapphire Blue across the surface.  The bottom has a few more applications of ink than the top and it is blended to create the ombre look.  The Goosebumps pops up with the white color to look like bubbles.  The sentiments are stamped in StazOn Jet Black from the TSOL sayings4fish set.  The background is adhered to a black layer, then adhered to a card base. 

I hope you enjoyed this whimsical birthday card!  Make your own Anything Goes project and enter in our challenge over at Retro Rubber.  Our rules are simple: At least one stamp older than a year (tell us how old) and enter up to 10 challenges including ours. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This is such a cute card with those fun fish swimming around.

  2. You are bringing me back twenty years when I read this book for my then-babies, Neva. It was a favorite then and still a favorite now. I'm sure your little friend loved it!!

  3. Great card Neva, I am totally writing that sentiment down, very clever. I love how the fish are popping out of that bright beautiful background. Cx


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