Finding a Birthday

This card was made for Always Fun Challenges #100 which required a card inspired by a movie - I chose "Finding Nemo". Happy 100th anniversary AFC!!!
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All the stamped images are from the retired 1997 Stampin' Up! (SU) "Fish Frolics" stamp set. SU wasn't making matching die sets back then, so I stamped my images on different colored cardstock, and cut them out with my Brother ScanNCut leaving a 0.04" border around each cut.

The "water" background is made using the paper tearing technique, then layering each layer from top to bottom using Tombow glue. To create "depth" I used darker cardstock as the torn layers went from top to bottom. Then I used adhesive foam strips to raise the seaweed and two fish up off the surface of the stamped fish and background.

Then sentiment is hidden in the sand - it's from SU's "Petite Pairs" set. I really didn't want to invade upon the tranquil scene of the fish swimming by, so that's why I placed it in the sand.

The stamp set doesn't have a clown fish, or blue tang for that matter. So I used orange and black on the top left fish, and for the smaller center fish, I stamped blue on yellow cardstock.

I am rating the difficulty of this card as a "2" out of a possible "5" because of the need to cut out the fish (by hand or digital cutter).

The card title is a double play on words... "Finding Nemo", and find the birthday sentiment in the sand.

Stamps: SU Fish Frolics, Petite Pairs
Paper: SU Pool Party, Soft Sky, Smokey Slate, Old Olive, So Saffron, Dapper Denim, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, SU Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Adhesive Foam Strips, Stamparatus, Digital Cutting Machine
Techniques: Paper Tearing, Layering


  1. Your card is super cute and adorable! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Always Fun Challenges! Cyndi, DT


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