Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Fishbowl Card

This week I am entering into 2 challenges, first the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge:
The Challenge: All week long the Cricut Circle Design Team has been showing you new and different techniques to use with your Cricut Cuts. . . now it’s your turn! Create a project of your choice (Scrapbook page, mini album, card, home decor . . . it’s up to you!) including one of the techniques we have showcased this week. 

I Am also entering this one into the Birthday Sundaes Weekly Challenge:
This week's challenge is to create a birthday card using the following Inspiration Photo - I can't wait to see how you all will interpret it.  I think it's a fun one for summer! Don't forget your birthday wording on your card front! Here is the photo:

I decided to make a shaped card that is a fishbowl with just the one fish inside.  I pulled the colors from the photo, and I used 2 of the techniques over at the Circle (the bubbles and using Copic markers to color my fish).  I think this one turned out pretty well!

Materials needed for this project:
Card stock in white, blue, and orange, yellow, dark blue, and tan.
"Have a Great Birthday" stamp and black ink.
Yellow Twine
Pebbles. Inc Chalks
Glitter Mist, White Crayon, and Epoxy Bubble Stickers.
Copic Markers
Glue and pop-up squares
Cricut Carts - Boys Will Be Boys (circles, fish tank, and fish) Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More (Tag).

An overall view of the card (I had to lean it up against something since it won't stand on it's own).  The fishbowl card was cut twice - once in white - so that when glued together I can still write inside!  I used my Gypsy to put two fishbowls next to each other, flip one, and weld them together to make the card shape.

The tag was cut and the sentiment stamped on - then I added the yellow twine through the existing hole.  I used pop-up squares to attach the tag to the card so it has a little dimension.

Here I used Copic Markers to make my already orange fish have some dimension.  You have to have 3 Copic Markers in the same color family (my three were orange).  Start with the darkest marker and outline the area you want to color.  Next use the medium marker and make a swiping motion from the outside in to drag the dark color inward.  Lastly use the lightest color to again drag the other two colors toward the center.

I also cut another fishbowl from the tan color and then used scissors to make the wave cut so that it looked like sand.  I chalked the edge of this (as I did the edges of everything) to make it look warmer.

For the bubble detail I used a darker blue cardstock and cut 1 inch circles.  I then drew a circle on them in white crayon and used the glitter mist on them.  You have to let the glitter mist dry for a few minutes (I actually did this first so that it could be drying while I worked on the rest of the card).  After the mist is dry - adhere the Epoxy Bubble Stickers and glue them onto the card.

Two new techniques that I thought would be difficult, but turned out to be fairly easy! What do you think?



  1. Hi Carla! I love your fishbowl card. It is just adorable. You did a great job on the colors too. And I love the coins. Hope you have a wonderful Friday.

  2. Adorable card! Nice work incorporating new techniques. Thanks for playing along with Birthday Sundaes' Inspiration Photo challenge!