Tuesday, October 14, 2014

By the Tide Birthday

 This card was my October all-occasion card - 2 Anniversary, one Sympathy and a birthday!

  I used watercolor paper for the background and brushed on six colors of Twinkling H2O paints and then lightly misted with water again so the colors would run a little. Then I used one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge for the bubbles and stamped that in Baja Breeze and Tempting Turquoise.  The coral was done in Sparkle N Sprinkles embossing powders - Pink Delight, Mediterranean Star, Ice, and Cappuccino.  The seahorses and shells (two of them are Inkadinkadoo) were done in Cappuccino and lightly colored with colored pencils.  The sentiment strip was cut off the side of the background and the sentiment embossed with Cappuccino Star.
The cardstock is Pool Party and Blush Blossom with an unknown brown.

 Between the Twinkling H2O's and the sparkle embossing powders, this card really shines!
The inside

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Make your own Background
Craft Room Challenge - Make your own Background
Seize the Birthday -Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!


 Chosen as one of Design Team's Favorites at Artistic Impressions


  1. I love this card! Especially how you made the white coral pop out with your embossing powder. Great card!!
    Darcy (your blog neighbor at PTT)

  2. What a fun and beautiful birthday card! I love the colors and all of the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  3. WOW! This is a stunning card and I love everything about it!

  4. This is a gorgeous card! And I was lucky enough to get one and will treasure it! Thank you!

  5. Fabulous underwater scene, love the shiny textures.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

  6. Fabulous! Love the colour and embossings and those pearl bubbles. Thank you for joining AI, good luck.

  7. Beautiful underwater card! I love the embossed coral. Thanks for joining us at the Craft Room.

  8. Such a gorgeous card. Love the shimmer from the powders. Thanks for playing with us at PTT!

  9. Hi Gerlinde - I see you're still doing amazing cards.... this is absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Hallo Gerlinde, da Du ja Deutsch-Lehrerin warst, kann ich ja deutsch schreiben. Deine Karte gefällt mir sehr, sehr gut. ein sehr schön gemachter Hintergrund und ganz tolle Motive.

    Ganz liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
    von Rosie

  11. Awesome card! Love the embossing and the inside is just as fabulous!. Thanks for joining Party Time Tuesdays!

  12. Beautiful card! Love the watery background and the fun air bubbles. Great sparkle on the coral too. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)