Sunday, August 13, 2017

Retail Therapy Birthday Card

Hello my friends!

Today I have a really fun Birthday card to share with you all. Recently I was the lucky Challenge Winner over at Paru's Challenge Blog and won three beautiful stamp sets from Three Room Studio.  Sandy Boone, who designed the stamp set (and a fellow Canadian) is also guest designing over on Paru's Blog this month. Make sure you check out these ladies blogs for lots of inspiration! While you are visiting Paru's Blog join in on the fun... the challenge this month is Anything Goes.

Ok, so lets get to this card... The stamp set I used from Three Room Studios is called Retail Therapy, this is such a fun set and perfect for all the girls in your life. To color my images I used my Zig Clean Color Brushes, nothing fancy... just quick and simple, and I love the way it turned out. To add some sparkle to the card I added some sequins to the top right corner just thought it would look like she was shopping past a very blingy (is that even a word, lol) shop!

As usual I have linked all the supplies I used below the post for your convenience.


Hope this Retail Therapy Birthday Card has inspired you today. I'm sure any of your girl friends would love to receive a card like this, especially if it had some spending money in it! 🙌


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy to find, I have linked them below. If something I used is no longer available I will link to a similar product. Affiliate links may be used depending on the product. Your purchases help keep my blog running, so thanks in advance for the support!

Retail Therapy
Retail Therapy
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Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12
Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12"
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
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Misti Stamp Tool Original Size
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size
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Hampton Art Stamp Perfect tool - Discontinued
Hampton Art Stamp Perfect tool - Discontinued
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AMZ
Neodymium Block Magnet
Neodymium Block Magnet
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Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
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Kuretake Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET Real Brush
Kuretake Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET Real Brush
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Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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Pack COFFEE FILTERS
Pack COFFEE FILTERS
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Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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STANDARD CUTTING PADS
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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Studio Katia MAJESTIC Fusion Sequins
Studio Katia MAJESTIC Fusion Sequins
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Applicator Bottle
Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Applicator Bottle
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3M Scotch 1/2-Inch Double-Sided Foam Tape
3M Scotch 1/2-Inch Double-Sided Foam Tape
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EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
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AMZ
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board 12x12
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board 12x12
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Recollections Cardstock 110 lb Storm clouds
Recollections Cardstock 110 lb Storm clouds
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Jawesome DIY Aquarium Card Ft. Lawn Fawn's Duh-Nuh Stamp Set


Duh-Nuh, Duh-Nuh... Duh-Nuh, Duh-Nuh.
Don't worry these sharks are harmless and super cute!

Today I have a really fun DIY kinda card to share with you all. I wanted to create an aquarium for my little under water scene featuring Lawn Fawn's Duh-Nuh Stamp Set. This was not the first time I had made and paper aquarium. Check out one of my favorite 3D paper projects and where I got some inspiration for this card → HERE.


I used distress oxide inks to blend out and create the background water. The images were colored using Zig Clean Color Brushes, once they were colored I then used the SnC2 to cut them out. For a complete supply list check out the links below this blog post.

The picture below shows you a better look at how the card was actually built.


I used the Year Seven Stamp set to customize my sentiment on the back.


As you can see this card will fold flat but not easily. The acetate I used was very thick so it tends to pop back into place. To give it to the recipient you could either use some twine to squeeze the card together, or simply just use a larger envelope or box and just let the card pop open. I wouldn't recommend you put a card like this through the mail as it probably will get damaged.  Using a thinner acetate may give you different results.


For those that want to watch exactly how this card came together and for measurements details, check out the process video below.

Click → HERE to watch in HD!

Hope this has inspired you to create your own DIY Aquarium Card for any underwater scene you may want to make. Why not give someone a mini aquarium without the maintenance of a real one and even better, these fish will never die!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)
SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy to find, I have linked them below. If something I used is no longer available I will link to a similar product. Affiliate links may be used depending on the product. Your purchases help keep my blog running, so thanks in advance for the support!

Lawn Fawn DUH-NUH
Lawn Fawn DUH-NUH
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Lawn Fawn MERMAID FOR YOU
Lawn Fawn MERMAID FOR YOU
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Lawn Fawn YEAR SEVEN Clear Stamps LF1338
Lawn Fawn YEAR SEVEN Clear Stamps LF1338
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Dealglad Teflon High Temperature Resistant Non-stick Mat
Dealglad Teflon High Temperature Resistant Non-stick Mat
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AMZ
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1"
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Set Of 12 Summer 2017
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Set Of 12 Summer 2017
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12 Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12 Ranger
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Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12
Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12"
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Hero Arts Water MIST SPRAY BOTTLE Mister
Hero Arts Water MIST SPRAY BOTTLE Mister
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp 2.5 Inch ACRYLIC BLOCK
Simon Says Stamp 2.5 Inch ACRYLIC BLOCK
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SSS 3.5 Inch ACRYLIC BLOCK
SSS 3.5 Inch ACRYLIC BLOCK
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Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
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Kuretake Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET Real Brush
Kuretake Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET Real Brush
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Brother Scan n Cut Cutting Machine
Brother Scan n Cut Cutting Machine
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3M Micropore Paper Tape
3M Micropore Paper Tape
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Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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AMZ
Ranger Embossing Powder, .60 oz, White
Ranger Embossing Powder, .60 oz, White
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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Pack COFFEE FILTERS
Pack COFFEE FILTERS
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HEAT RESISTANT ACETATE 5 Sheets
HEAT RESISTANT ACETATE 5 Sheets
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Recollections Black Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
Recollections Black Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
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Sharpie Sharpie Grip Pens, Fine Point, 3-Pack
Sharpie Sharpie Grip Pens, Fine Point, 3-Pack
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The Official Anti-Anxiety 360 Spinner
The Official Anti-Anxiety 360 Spinner
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Studio Katia CRYSTAL CLEAR Fusion Sequins SK2820
Studio Katia CRYSTAL CLEAR Fusion Sequins SK2820
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Fiskars Crafts Duck Edition Scissors, 8-Inch
Fiskars Crafts Duck Edition Scissors, 8-Inch
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Scotch Quick-Drying Tacky Glue 4Oz
Scotch Quick-Drying Tacky Glue 4Oz
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Applicator Bottle
Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Applicator Bottle
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3M Scotch 1/2-Inch Double-Sided Foam Tape
3M Scotch 1/2-Inch Double-Sided Foam Tape
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
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EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
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Hero Arts UNICORN White Pigment Ink Pad
Hero Arts UNICORN White Pigment Ink Pad
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SSS
Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
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AMZ
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board 12x12
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board 12x12
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AMZ