I first created the cupcake toppers, and didn't know what else to make so they sat on the desk a couple days. Then I found the amazing card Kristina Werner made, and I just had to play with the technique... and it fits perfectly with my little fishes!
The cupcake toppers use white cardstock and pattern paper from Studio Calico "Atlantic". Stamps are from Paper Smooches "Surf n Turf", colored in Copics and Distress Ink 'Tumbled Glass'. Since I didn't have any cupcake wrappers to match my theme, I tied basic ribbon around each one.
The second part of my ensemble is a set of mini thank you cards. They measure 2.5" square, with blue shading on the top and the same pattern paper on the bottom. Sentiment is from Lawn Fawn 'Blue Skies' and fish is from Paper Smooches 'Surf n Turf'.
The third piece of the ensemble is the centerpiece. I followed Kristina's fun technique to layer distress inks on watercolor paper to create the look of water. Each fish is colored with Copics and trimmed, a couple even have little birthday hats! The little scene is placed inside a black frame.
I had so much fun making this background. It will be the only way I create a water look from now on (or for a long time, at least).
Thanks for checking in on this Saturday evening... I just couldn't wait til Monday to share it!
<3 Rachel w k