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Saturday, July 3, 2010

happy fishy wishes {SFYTT}

This little mermaid just makes me smile every time I look at her, so I had to do something extra fun for this week's card to show her a little love. I picked the splashy cute set, Happy Days Mermaid , from Your Next Stamp for my card today.

As you can see, I took some liberties with the sketch, using buttons for the layer on the left. I knew I wanted to somehow incorporate something fiber-like and remembered a stash of good old SU! Magic Mesh that I've had collecting dust for years. Who knew?! It worked perfectly as an anchor for all those buttons. Speaking of those buttons, I was totally inspired by Leigh O'Brien's card last week that used lots of bubbly buttons--thanks, dearie! I think the rest is pretty straightforward: a cork beach with splashy reverse die cut scallop waves from which my cute Your Next Stamp mermaid is residing at the moment. To the right is another strip of fishy paper from Cosmo Cricket's Snorkel collection. Last but not least is the clear card base, something I haven't used for awhile and I think it goes perfectly with the beach and water scene.

Let's see what inspiration the rest of the crew has this week along with a new guest designer for July over at Jen's blog. Happy 4th of July, all!

Jen del Muro & Sandra MacLean
Amy Sheffer (on a break this week)
Amber Hight
Jenn Diercks (on a break this week)
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford (on a break this week)
Leigh O'Brien (on a break this week)
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Susan Liles


Kimberly Gajewski said...

What an amazing card Amy! I just LOVE how you used the buttons! Oh my...too adorable! :D

Megan said...

So cute!! I love all the little bubbly buttons!

Maureen said...

so fun, Amy!!! Love the watery feel of the buttons :) Fabulous :D

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! Look how cute she is! I love this image... and what you've done with it makes me love it even more! The buttons are the perfect accessory! Love the cork and cute waves too!

Amber said...

GORGEOUSNESS! She's adorable, and I love your clear cardstock base! Lovely!:)

Jenn Diercks said...

This is so cute! I love the image and those gorgeous sea colored buttons.

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said... it mermaid week and nobody told me?! lol Very cute Amy!!! Loove the button mania you got going on there :)

Nina said...

Adorable card!! Love the colors! <3

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! This is SO totally cute Amy! LOVE all the buttons!

Kelly Lunceford said...

I am so in love with this! I loved Leigh's button bubbles, too! You have done a fabulous job! I have this stamp set, too and can't wait to ink it up! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen said...

OMG! This is stunning! I don't even know where to begin because I love EVERYTHING about this card!

Amy Sheffer said...

WOW!! Amazing design, Amy! Love what you've done with the cute mermaid stamp! {chuckling over the YNS sponsorship mix-up - your mistake is our gain, since we get to see YNS goodness frpm you two weeks in a row!!}

Cookie said...

Adorable!! I love everything you make!!


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