Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Birthday Fishes

Here is my latest Blockheads Paper Arts DT inspiration project - a whimsical CAS card that I created with the adorable Blockheads Fish Tile stamp covered with Blockheads Glass Clear Micro Marbles! I just love the look on this little gal's face! She's too stinkin' cute! This was a fun and simple project that required only a few really awesome Blockheads products! I love projects that don't require a long list of supplies! :)

I created a 5.25" square card base along with black and navy blue cardstock mats. I stamped the Fish Tile stamp with Memento Paris Dusk ink and cut it out with a Spellbinders Classic Squares die. I had to improvise a little... I only had one piece of red liner tape sheet left in my stash and it wasn't quite large enough to cover this image, so I flipped the image upside down and ran it through my Xyron machine to cover with adhesive and then covered it with the Glass Clear Micro Marbles for a look of water. I brushed some off in spots so it wouldn't look so 'perfect' and ran the brayer over it several times. I then covered it with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and hit it with the heat tool to make sure they adhered well. I matted this focal image onto black and navy blue cardstock mats cut with larger SB Classic Square dies. I adhered the entire unit onto a large white mat cut with a SB Lacey Squares die. I adhered some navy blue ribbon horizontally across the base mat, then adhered the focal image unit on top. I fashioned a bow from some of the navy blue ribbon and affixed it to the right side of the focal image, and attached two white flat-back pearls to the center of the bow. I created a "Birthday Fishes" sentiment on the computer, cut it out with a SB Classic Circles die and adhered it to the lower right. I finished the card with several tiny navy blue flat-back pearls on the upper and lower left.


  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white and black cardstock; textured navy blue cardstock
  • Blockheads Fish Tile stamp
  • Memento Paris Dusk ink
  • Blockheads Glass Clear Micro Marbles
  • Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Classic Squares, Lacey Squares and Classic Circles dies
  • JoAnn's 5/8" double-faced satin navy blue ribbon
  • White and navy blue flat-back pearls

Close-up of these awesome Clear Glass Micro Marbles!

Thanks so much for stopping by - see you next time!


Joann Burton said...

Oh Wow, this is wonderful. I love the blue. joann sassy raggedy

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, I just want to reach out and touch this surface! All those tiny marbles are so amazing! Great creation, Leslie, just wonderful!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the way this turned out!! What a great idea to heat emboss over the beads. I bet that really keeps them from falling off. Love that pretty bow too.