Monday, January 1, 2018

Spellbinders Koi Birthday Card

Hello friends - Happy New Year to you - 2018 is here and I wonder what it holds for each of us!! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and for those who dread it for various reasons - I hope you made it though OK!  It is always a blur for me - comes fast and is a distant blur so quickly.  I have to say that having the grandson had certainly added a new dynamic to our Christmas - and it is wonderful - 2 1/2 is such a wonderful age!  It is now the New Year I do have a card to share with you...

I made this card for our DD2's partner - he is an avid fisherman, so the Koi Stamp and Die Set from the Earth Air Water Collection by Stephanie Low is perfect for him.  The weather here is sunny and HOT and would be perfect for fishing, but I think we will all be inside with the cooling on!

The Koi were coloured using Chameleon Pens  and have been cut/embossed using the Koi Stamp and Die Set from the Earth Air Water Collection by Stephanie Low.  These have been popped up into the layered card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  

The card front and base have been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Thirty-Eight Etched Dies #7 (#1 being the smallest) The card front has been cut using light blue card stock using  Labels Thirty-Eight #6.  A computer generated sentiment has been adhered to the top of the Outlaw Die and paint splatters in white randomly added.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Di's Digis Designs - Celebrations
C.R.A.F.T. - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes  
That's Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground weeks - Anything Goes using snippets
Moving along with the Times - Anything Goes 

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. What an amazing card Linda - love how you have coloured the Koi!

  2. Wonderful card Linda and, as Maxine also says, the colouring of the koi is stunning!


    Di xx

  3. Happy new year Linda what a gorgeous card and I love the images so different and your design is wonderful.

    Debs xxx

  4. Thanks for popping into MAWTT but our theme is Anything but a Card, xxxx

  5. Wow, this is stunning, love it and thanks for sharing with us at the CRAFT challenge this week..
    Happy New year...x

  6. Fabulous card! Love your coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  7. Lovely card, the shape is fantastic as is the coloring. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at CRAFT Challenge!

  8. What a beautiful card Linda, I love the colours of Koi Carp always so individual. Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty.
    bBst wishes for 2018 Tracey DT


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