I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

More Birthday Fishes

I just can't help myself. I love a good pun for birthday cards. It takes me away from the usual embellishments like balloons, presents, and cake. For this "Birthday Fishes" card, I decided to learn how to create a watercolor background. Want to learn how, check out this FREE VIDEO by Kristina Werner. 

I used Tim Holtz distress inks for the background: peacock feathers, salty ocean, and faded jeans. 

The fish come from The Alley Ways Stamps - the Castaway set. I love The Alley Way Stamps because they have matching SVG files that coordinate with their stamp sets. 

I wanted these goofy fish to pop off of the watercolor background, so I colored them very simply with my Copics: Y13, YR07.

Challenges Entered:
Addicted to Stamps: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Simon Says: All creatures great and small. 
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes


  1. Your wayer colour background is fabulous, well done! Thanks for joining us at atsm

  2. Awww, you used one of my favorite stamp sets here and you created an awesome background! Thanks so much for linking up with us at ATSM! Hugs, Cornelia

  3. Such a fun card, Faith! The recipient will love it! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp "All Creatures Great & Small" challenge this week!

  4. Wow what a super fun and colourful card
    Love how cute this is and your inking is brilliant
    thanks for playing along at ATSM
    Sarah x

  5. This is gorgeous I so love the background you have created, thanks for joining us at Simon Says Wednesdays challenge this time, hugs Pops x

  6. LOL! Such a fun birthday card. I adore the fish and matching sentiment. Fab background too. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!


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