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Birthday Fishes

Close To My Heart Cardstock Carnival Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Cardstock Carnival Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Shaunna Richards Passionate About Pages then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Right now you can enjoy monthlong savings on cardstock in all the colours of the rainbow!Cardstock Carnival – cardstock is a crafting essential that you can never have too much of!

My first idea combines the blue & the green-blue cardstock bundles to create a gradient effect in just cardstock for my sea background for this Birthday Fishes card.

I cut my cardstock to form a banner & and cut waves through it – I done this on my cricut so I knew the pieces would fit back together like a puzzle. I stamped the larger bubbles in White Daisy, these did not show up as much as I wanted on the Mint, so that is why I decided to use the Liquid Glass, but I did not want to do all the bubbles, so only done a couple. Then I added my fussy cut & coloured fish & saying. It was an easy card to come together & I loved how the background was done with coloured cardstock instead of sponging.

My next card I done a couple of different techniques onto the cardstock & cut them in a way to draw attention to the main image.

On the green cardstock I stamped on the lighter side & edged with ink. On the yellow I did stamp onto it, but it was harder to tell. And on the red I embossed the cardstock with the Celebrate Embossing Folder as I noticed it had Fun Times & I wanted that to appear with the Van.

Other than that I coloured my van, though I think next time I use a brighter blue to go with the brighter colour cardstock – but hey you sometimes don’t notice these things till later but I

I had lots of fun creating with Close To My Heart Cardstock which is on special right now, and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Danielle Edwards – Scrappychicks

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!


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