Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Fish Wishes and Birthday Corners

Hi there!  First of all, I want to say how I've enjoyed your comments and stories on my previous post.  We can all relate in some way or another!

Okay, time to share some cards.  What's a stamping blog without stamping, right?

I've been at my Stampendous Laurel Burch stamps again.  Oh, my gosh, I have the most fun coloring these stamps!  Throw the rules out the window and check your color inhibitions at the door.  The first card was made for a guy friend's birthday.  He's cheerful and fun, loves color, art, and the beach.  Does that sound like one of those matchmaker profiles?




  • I used the Fish Wishes set, stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics.
  • Die cut with Memory Box Big Splash Border.
  • Yellow, orange, and Pool Party Stampin' Up inks smooshed on the background then splattered with water and blotted with a wet paper towel.

As I was working along I thought of this older Hero Arts "Life is Not Perfect" sentiment set which has always been a favorite.  It seemed appropriate and fun with the image.  Mix and match.  It's on the front and inside, along with some swirls from the Fish Wishes set.




The fish I used on the inside is an ancient wood block stamp, unmarked, and I can't begin to remember who made it.  It has survived several stamp purges because I love it so much.

I stamped the second card with the Birthday Corners set.  I'd intended to save it for coloring later but I was enjoying myself so much I couldn't stop.  I must have had a good night's sleep or something.  These stamps can be put together a number of different ways, but I stamped it very similar to the way it's displayed on the packaging and used darned near every stamp in the set.




The colors are similar to those shown on the packaging, too.  Makes it quick and easy.  Inside below:




Well, that was fun!  Moving along to the next project soon.  Have a good day!



22 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

Yes it was fun. I totally loved the fishes...probably my favorite. Great colors and coloring on your part. Now that I take a second look I do love the teal and purple cat in the corner. There is just so much to look at here this morning and such great fun!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

You have a remarkable ability to take any stamp and make something wonderful. Honestly, I would never have looked twice at these stamps. Love it all!!

Sherri said...

Wow! I can see why you love these stamp sets so much! They make fantastic cards! I'm loving them both so much I will have to go to the site to see if they are still available. This is a company I have never heard of before. Leave it to you to create the most glorious cards with each of them! I'm still drooling!

Yogi said...

LOVE them both. Love the colorfulness of them. They're so happy. I need to calligraphy that "on your birthday" quote. Have a great day

Loll said...

WOW! LOVE all the bright colours on both cards Leslie! Your friend is going to love his fishes birthday card. LOVE the design, so creative and fun. And the best sentiments!

Those corners are awesome. Fantastic images and coloured to perfection. Love the sentiment. xx

Leslie Miller said...

I really appreciate your kind comments. Thank you!

Lynette said...

Oh such fun, Leslie! Love them with their bright and cheery colors.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic cards and awesome colors on them. You do appear to be having a blast as it shows with these beauties! Great job on all!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Leslie! Love your colorful LB cards, and the fun combination of die cuts (especially those rolling waves with the cute fish under). Those birthday corners are darling, and I so admire that they are perfectly straight! They are all so sweet and obviously created with your tender loving touch. Beautiful! xx

Carol R said...

Beautiful coloring as usual! Love the LB stamps and you are responsible for me spending so much time at that site and buying many! Thank you for sharing your talent!

nancy littrell said...

Both your cards are so colorful, beautiful and creative, Leslie. Your coloring is always so amazing. You are making me want to get my Splash die out. The amazing coloring I would have to do in my dreams! TFS my friend. Hugs

laurie said...

I love both of these! My fave is the second, as I really like that sentiment.Your coloring is so bright and fun on both!

Pauline said...

I can see why you had such fun in creating these cards. Love them both, such vibrant colours, great design on both. Fabulous background on the first card, love the splash border, (I think I need this one, I have seen you use it before and wanted it!) and the fish stamp is so cool. Your second card is very unique. Your colouring is wonderful Leslie, it's just an overall great card. Thanks for sharing today!

Conniecrafter said...

That first card has such an awesome design, terrific colors for the fish, you used the wave die perfectly with them and terrific sky colors!! your friend will love it.
The second card is a fun coloring stamp, very cool coloring of it and that saying is terrific!! Very special card!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I love these cards - especially your coloring, so bright and cheerful! The fish are my favorite! I'm sure you had a great time coloring the as well!

ChristineCreations said...

What fun vibrant cards Leslie! So cheerful, fun and folksy, the waves wtih those fish are so neat!

Diane said...

Such wonderful, bright, happy, and cheerful cards!! Fabulous stamps and colored so prettily!! I just colored one of the cutest stamps, though it won't be on until next Wednesday, but it is actually one of my new stamp sets and I finally used it..hah! Anyhow, I love, love these cards, who wouldn't!!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous selection of cards great background on the first and love the fish stamps
Carol x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous bright Copic coloring on both cards, Leslie! You sequenced the ink smooshed background to the Copic colored fish images so well, using the wave die-cut. I love it! Hideko xx

Ros Crawford said...

Wow wow wow!! What fabulous bright and happy cards and once again so amazingly coloured!

Pam Sparks said...

Both are fabulous Leslie! Beautiful coloring! Love how you designed with the fish border and I got the birthday set too! Now to use it!

Ida said...

That fish card is so cute. Love the colors and the die-cut is so fun.

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