Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #338 - Birthday

Good morning friends and welcome!
This week at
we have an easy challenge for you:

Here's the card I made:

The infamous One Layer Card.
My Kryptonite!
(But it wound up coming out the way I had hoped it would, so there's that.) ☺

I started by stamping then masking the fish. Then blended on a couple Distress Inks,
lightly midway up the card and slowly getting darker towards the bottom corner,
for an ombre effect.
I then covered it with a wave stencil and used a baby wipe to blot out the
ink. LOVE how that turned out!
Once that dried, I removed the masks and colored the fishes,
and stamped the sentiment.
I did leave this under a big stack of books overnight because the baby wipe 
really warped the card stock.

So there you have it, a punny birthday card!
Now it's your turn to create a birthday card (you know you always
need them) and be sure to link up at Shopping Our Stash so we
can admire your card! For more ideas, do check out the
fabulous creations my teammies made!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:



Stamps: Paper Smooches - Birthday Buddies, Briny Blue, Hulabaloo
Ink: Memento - Nautical Blue; Staz On - Jet Black; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon
CS: Neenah classic crest
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Simon Says Stamp - waves stencil; baby wipe; Inkadinkado - masking paper; MISTI; blending tools


  1. Well, this is adorable! Love the sentiment and the cute looking fish! Great job masking those guys, and awesome waves!

  2. I just had to click through to see how you had made those waves! I love that effect and can't wait to try something like it. Great card!

  3. Love the card, one layer cards are an impossibility for me. love the waves, super cute fishies and cute sentiment.

  4. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh one layer!!!
    We bow down to your awesomeness!!!
    I just love that stamp set and I may have to CASE your card (in more than one layer)

  5. Cute as Chris. Gorgeous fishes and that wavy stenciling is so cool! Love it.

  6. Really cute design and your ink blending is beautiful, Chris! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  7. Ohh!! the "Dreaded" One Layer Card!!! I make them once in a while but they're hard.
    You did such a beautiful job on this card, love the beautiful sponging and the clever way you did the waves, I'll keep that idea in mind, it's fabulous.
    Love it, Chris.

  8. Your kryptonite card is amazing! Love the wavy water and your bright happy fish. So well done, sistah! And thanks for adding it to Seize the Birthday!

  9. ok, that background and the cuuuuuuuuuute fish would be AWESOME in any context but it's also a ONE LAYER CARD!!!! (kryptonite, indeed, lol!!!) YOWZA!!!

  10. This is really cute indeed!

    Hugz Tinz

  11. Wonderful card, love the waves, so effective, Cathy x

  12. Awesome card! Love those cute fishes and the underwater scene! Thank you for joining us at the Seize the Birthday challenge!
    Ashwini, STB DT

  13. I love what can be done with distress inks, your watery background looks fabulous. And a lovely CAS cute card too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  14. I'm in love with your cute birthday fishes! Great coloring and fabulous use of inks and stenciling. This technique has added a lot of dimension and interest to your one layer. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  15. Terrific design. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!


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