Wednesday, June 18, 2014

16 to go (card concept, make the day special, sprinkle of imagination, KIS)

I'm gettin' there. Only 16 more invites to make for our "161" party. And before you raise your eyebrows on this one... may I remind you that our last name is Fischer...

Ready for card #1? I started with the sketch at Make the Day Special challenge #3.

And because the challenge requires you to use stamps from a company the store carries (they carry all the good ones!) I started thinking about which stamps I could use. Because I was also challenging myself to create a nautical card for the challenge #12 at The Card Concept and the June challenge at A Sprinkle of Imagination

the little fishies from Fish More from WPlus9 sprang to mind . It's one of those never-thought-I-would-have-needed-but-love-to-use-it sets. Still remember our last name?... and this card was spawned (tee hee hee). I'm callin' this one Clean and Layered. Sorta.

I even used the dots from WPlus9's Fresh Cut Florals (I've yet to make a flower card with that thought-I-had-to-have-it-cuz-everyone-else-has-it set) to make some bubbles in the Distress Inked water. The images are heat embossed with glitter embossing powder. They look like real fish reflecting the sun. Cool! Took some artistic license with the banner/sentiment part of the sketch as I am restricted to using my Dieversions "party" die cut. Does it remind you of a life preserver? It should ;))

Which brings us to card #2. I'm callin' this one Clean and Simple. Actually this beaut by Julie E. brings us to card #2. Enter a white die cut. Which needs to rest upon something. Enter the life preserver. Floating in the ocean. Nuff said.

Hooking up at Keep it Simple - Splatters. Got the water spots on the first and the watercolor splatters on the second card.

Are you getting sick of me and this die cut yet? I had my moments today. But maybe that's because I made four more cards. Come back tomorrow to see 'em. Hint: Shirley B. made me do it...

And while I toil away at invitations, DD is baking a batch of these every day in an attempt to create the perfect macaroon.

Supplies for #1:
Paper:  CS Bringmann
Stamps: WPlus9 
Ink : Distress inks, Versamark
Tools: die Dieversions
Other: glitter embossing powder, crochet thread

Supplies for #2:
Paper:  CS Bringmann
Ink : Distress inks
Tools: die Dieversions, circle dies MFT
Other: waterbrush


  1. Really enjoying all of your invites Maria :) And thanks for playing along at make the day special.
    Kate xx xxx

  2. I love these, Maria! That second one though...GORGEOUS perfection!!! aDORe it with that little dab of water coloring, the striking red and white on top of it and the delicious white die cut! Love. Love. Love it!!!

  3. What great cards, Maria! I love your sparkling fish, and the fun "life preserver" die. The cookies don't look bad either!!! : )


  4. I'm so impressed with your creativity with one die! Each card is so original, and even when you're batch baking they've all still got a different feel to them. (Love the distressed water on both. And the lifebelts.) And I'm so intrigued now as to what I made you do...

  5. Fabulous cards! I love the one you did with our sketch as it uses my favourite wplus9 set ever!
    Thanks for joining us again at Make the Day Special Stamp Store!

  6. Maria these ones rock! I love the colours and the embossed fish! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

  7. These cards are a pure fabulousity!! Ingrid x

  8. Two fabulous cards about nautical. How lucky that I do not have to choose!
    Thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog.
    Rosi x

  9. Love both of your cards Maria, the colours of the nautical card are just fabulous. I also like the water colour effect on your second card, you did a great job!

  10. These are fabulous, I especially love your fishies on the first :)

  11. Love those fish and the water colouring on your second card - such fun designs and the life preserver die cut is the perfect nautical touch!

  12. Super cool invites Maria, fabulous splatter! So glad you joined in the FUN @ Keep It Simple!

  13. Love these, the fish card is awesome!!

  14. These are both awesome! Love the backgrounds on both!

  15. These are such fun! I love how you made the nautical theme so unique!

  16. Two fantastic cards Maria, such clever designs and those fish really look amazing with a touch of sparkle :0) Sorry for my late visit and thanks for joining us at MtDS for the June Challenge x

  17. Maria, I continue to be amazed - and entertained - by the various, yet common-themed cards you're making! I could have used your impressive inspiration last Christmas when I made 90-come tags for my sister-in-law to give to her staff/volunteers! These two are another dynamic duo; the backgrounds are so eye-catching. If you need a second opinion on those cookies....*grin*

  18. What gorgeous cards, thank you for joining in with our colour challenge this month. x

  19. LOVE both these cards. The bubbles and fish in the water look really cool!


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