CAS Watercolour June Challenge - have a fintastic birthday!

I made a birthday card for a friend of mine. When I saw the CAS Watercolour Challenge earlier this month, I thought the ocean theme was perfect for the card for her. 

She loves cute characters, so my card for today is on the cute side. 😊

I sponged Distress Oxide inks (Broken China & Faded Jeans) on a piece of watercolor paper and blended a little of Chipped Sapphire to add a purple hue. Then I spattered some water over the paper.  The fish was heat-embossed in white. The die-cut stitched white frame was layered over the ocean piece.

I didn't have a perfect sentiment stamp for this card, so I created my own using a computer (font: Cooper Black) and printed it on the card base.
The little fish on the card base was heat-embossed in silver pearl. I popped up the jelly fish with foam squares as a fun finishing touch.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamp: Ocean Fun (My Favorite Things)
Watercolor Paper (Ranger), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)

Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (Broken China, Faded Jeans - Ranger), Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire - Ranger), Pistachio Pudding (Stampin' Up!), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Die-namics Ocean Fun, Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (White - Hero Arts, Silver Pearl - Wow!), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black - Tonic Studio), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)


  1. I Love your Distress Oxide sponged underwater cute fish scene, Hideko. Your colors for your water are perfect. Love the added purple hue. You made the perfect birthday sentiment to go with your whimsical theme. Your girlfriend is going to Love her card made just for her:-) TFS my friend. Hugs.. BTW, fun jelly fish embellishment and stamped and heat embossed more tiny fish:-)

    1. P.S...again...TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour:-) Hugs..

  2. Lovely ocean scene - great sponged water and great heat embossed fish, both on the focal panel and on the card base. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

  3. You created the perfect background for this little scene Hideko!And you sentiment fits the bill just right! Lovely card !

  4. This is such fun, Hideko! I love how richly the background colors blended together and the placement of the frame so the "ocean" frames the frame! Love the embossed fish, especially the tiny fish swimming in the background! A fun and lovely touch! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  5. Hideko, this is one FIN-tastic card! another gorgeous blended panel. so happy the jellyfish got away from those others... they look a bit hungry for a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich!!! xx

  6. This is such an asorable little scene, Hideko! Your ink blending is beautiful... great combo of colours. Fantastic job matching the colour of your printed sentiment to it. Clever too to print an appropriate sentiment. Love it! xx

  7. This is adorable Hideko! Your friend is going to love her birthday card! Beautiful colours for your ocean --- love the water splatters that look like bubbles. Adorable fish and jelly fish that are so fun! And I love the sweet little fish that are swimming all over the card. :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  8. great ocean scene Hideko, the ombre colour is amazing and I love those little fish. Awesome computer generated sentiment:)

  9. What a fun fishy design Hideko! LOVE the little white embossed fish on the frame, that cute little jelly fish with his black eyes and the wonderful ocean background for the other fish swimming around! Super cute sentiment too!

  10. Great card Hideko, beautiful blue background to display your cute fish and like the way you've added the mini fish to the card base.. very creative

  11. Oh it's wonderful! I love how you added the little fish to your base card... So cute!


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