Monday, March 7

AAA Birthday Challenge guest designing…

Since I retired from my design team commitments at the first of the year I am so enjoying guest designing for challenges!

I fell in love with the image for this challenge and wondered how close I could come to it with the items I had to work with.
The base card is white card stock cut to fit in a legal size envelope as a slim line card.
On light blue card stock cut to fit on the base card I applied masks cut using a die from Sizzix Tim Holtz “Wildflower Stems #2” and sponged it with Distress broken china ink.
I cut another mask using the MFT “Watercolor Wash Free Form” die and stenciled over the piece with the ink and MFT “Watercolor Wash” stencil.
Next I die cut the piece, using the watercolor die, and glued the die cut to the base card.
To apply the rest of the piece I used thin foam tape.
I stamped the sentiment from MFT “You’re Fintastic” with Versafine black ink.
On white card stock I stamped the fish from MFT “Gill Friends” using Memento tuxedo black ink and colored them with Copic markers before applying white gel pen dots.
To finish I cut them out with my Scan ‘n Cut machine and foam taped them to the card front.

Come join us on this excursion “under the sea”!


  1. Beautiful watery background and those pink fish really pop against it. Thanks so much for guesting with us at AAA Birthday this month.

  2. Very colorful card. Thank you for guestdesiging for AAA BIrthday cards this month

  3. A wonderful card Arlene - a great undersea card, and an awesome interpretation of the inspirational card with what you had on hand
    Stay safe

  4. Adorable water scene Arlene! I love how you stuck to the challenge image. Great background and cute fishes. So glad you joined us for the challenge this month!

  5. What a lovely card! I love the soft colours of the sea and the pink and purple fish! Thank you for Guest designing for us at AAA Birthday!


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