Birthday Fishes

Do you ever get cuteness overload?
When I do, I go for geometric shapes and patterns and tone everything down a notch.

These cards were made using some new supplies bought at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Chantilly, VA. Probably the last one I go to since we are moving to Europe in a couple of weeks so I wanted to be mindful of what I bought. One of the vendors had a lot of Picket Fence Studio products. Their stamps are beautiful but this time I was drawn to this gorgeous stencil called Ocean of Fish that I used for all the cards today.

I blended Distress Oxide inks in green and blue shades on white card stock for this one. When dry, I cut it apart with a wave stencil, layered the pieces on to the bottom half of a navy blue card base.

I used thin foam tape to create some dimension and silver heat embossed a sentiment from a Hero Arts kit to finish the card.

The fish were blended through the stencil in red, blue and turquoise and cut into a circle. The birthday sentiment is from Altenew Label Loves set and was heat embossed in clear over Distress Oxide ink. The "fishes" is part of another Hero Arts kit sentiment.

This card is very similar but this time the fish were blended in navy and red and then die cut into a circle. Also I did not use my corner rounder on this one to make it slightly different.

The last card has the best fish background but I am not that happy with the card, the blue border is too large and when I tried to fix it using the cute Dots Die I'm not sure it did...

Since I was committed to the card I added the die inside the card too and on the front with some silver paper reflecting. I think I overdid it!

But I do love the pink, green and silver fish background! What do you think?

Happy Sunday, hope it's not too hot where you live!