Saturday, July 20, 2013

Under the Sea Birthday Party

With this insane heatwave we're all dealing with, it seems like the best place to be right now is Under the Sea! It would be so nice to swim with some little fishies right now. I'm excited to share my Under the Sea birthday party ensemble for the Birthday Ensemble challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I am also entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp challenge 'By the Sea'.

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
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  1. Wow, Rachel, what a PARTY!! Love the background (of the framed display )and the fishes!! Awesome work!

  2. This is awesome!! Totally frame worthy :)

  3. Oh my goodness, this is so super cute!!!

  4. Absolutely AWESOME!!! Your water is Amazing!!!

  5. Girl! You did awesome! What a spread you made :-)

  6. Oh, WOW! Rachel, this is so awesome! I love the fish and your creative backgrounds! Wonderful ensemble Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  7. EEEK!!!! This party set is fabulous. I just love this!

  8. This is AH-MAZING!! You are a ROCK STAR!! Love everything about this and now I have to buy that magazine to read about that technique - enabler!

  9. Hey Rachel! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Party Ensemble Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)