Friday, March 4, 2022

Birthday Fishes - Stampin' Up! Whale Done

   In my free time the last few days I've been busy doing stamping business-type stuff so the actual stamping has been minimal but I found some time yesterday to pull out some inks and paper.  Sometimes 2 challenges seem made to be used together and I thought that when I saw the Seize the Birthday challenge to do a birthday card with sea creatures and the Color Throwdown Challenge colors which are fun and bright.  The Whale Done stamp set was calling my name for this one!

  Since I had a lot of bright colors to use I kept the background very basic with a Basic White thick card base then I stamped all my elements onto a piece of Basic White.  I started with making my own stencil with a circle die and then blending some Coastal Cabana ink to create my little bit of ocean.  I then I stamped the sandy bottom in Crumb Cake using a mix of full strength ink and stamped off once ink.  I did the same with the Granny Apple Green seaweed.

  The fish are stamped in Pumpkin Pie and the whale and sentiment are stamped in Pacific Point.  The whale is punch out and popped on dimensionals.  

  To add some texture I put some of the clear Faux Sea Glass Shapes along the sandy bottom and then added some "air bubbles" above the whale with 2 clear Elegant Faceted Gems.

  This was such a fun one to put together using the 2 challenges and now after looking at my birthday calendar I probably should have made more than one!  Oh well I guess I'll just have to make more time to stamp!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Whale Done

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green

Paper: Basic White Thick, Basic White

Accessories: Faux Sea Glass Shapes, Elegant Faceted Gems, circle die (to make stencil) 


  1. Great card! I especially like the circular shading- brilliant idea.

  2. Hi Amanda! I love this stamp set and you have done a wonderful job with it. I am pinning it for sure! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  3. I love how you combined the two challenges to create this sweet ocean scene! So glad you joined us at CTD!

  4. What an adorable whale!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown.

  5. This is such a great ocean scene! Love the circle as the background and how you placed all the elements - so fun. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.


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