Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Best Fishes!

Today my project is all about fish!  I love goldfish and the shaped card challege over at FCCB was the perfect excuse for me to make this cute little card...which then turned into more of a project!  So last night I started making a set of Thank You cards to give to a friend who will doing some job interviews in the next couple of days-- so I set to work on those.  The thank you cards were very simple-- I used a white card base and I also used some random colored pieces of paper I had in my stash.  I embossed the colored sheets with my Cuttlebug and a thank you folder. 

Then I remembered over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog the challenge this week was to do a shaped card-- so the hamster started running at full force that's for sure!  So I pulled out my trusty Create-A-Critter Cartridge and whipped out a fish... the layers of the fish ended up being a big bust as I had hit the real dial size button on accident!  Opps! 

So I cut the fish out 4 times-twice for the base and twice for the top layer in orange at 3 inches. And I smashed the card together at the tail so it was able to be a "card."  I added a little white gel pen around the edges and did some highlighting with a sponge and some orange ink.  I then added the "best wishes" sentiment which is from My Pink Stamper. 

Enjoy! 

How I started out... a simple thank you...
Then I decided I needed more colors....20 cards in total.

The fish...minus all the layers :)
Ta-Daaaaa!  The final package!
Recipe
Cricut Cartridge: Create A Critter cut at 3 inches
Paper: Stampin' Up
Stamp: My Pink Stamper
Bag and Ribbon...from my stash I think the baggie is from M's

7 comments:

Rae Finke said...

I love your thank notes and gold fish! So cute!

Sarah's Scrap Space said...

Very cute fish card and I love all the colored Thank you cards you created. Great job! I posted the Peachy Keen size differences over on my blog for you to check out so you can order the correct size for your needs....Have a great day!

Tanya said...

What a cute gift set! I know that your friend is going to love this! Aren't the challenges at FCCB just the best?
Tanya - your fellow FCCB DT member!

GreenScrap said...

Super cute card!! I love that fish!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

BugBites said...

Hey Sarah - I too hit the real dial size too often. This turned out great and I love the thank you cards.

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Marlene said...

Great Card! Can't even tell you had an "oops". Love the details you added. Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

Helen said...

Fun colors and so cute! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)