Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Birthday Fishes & Kisses -- an MHKDesigns New Release

Greetings, fellow craft lovers!  Today is the last showcase day of New Releases at MHKDesigns.  I've had so much fun with this month's New Releases!  Today just might be my favorite -- Sea Creatures!  It, all the new releases, plus tons more wonderful stuff, is available in the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop.

If you follow my blog, you know I love shaped cards, so here's another one:

The great thing about digital stamps is that you can resize them and not lose their integrity.  I made this one fairly big -- as big as I could and still fit it on an 8 1/12 X 11 piece of paper, folded in 2.  The fold of the card is the fishes lips.

I used various shaded of Tim Holtz Distress inks, sponged on, to make this fish look like a fish out of the local lake.  I was trying for a Crappie.  I'm not sure if I succeeded, not doing much fishing, but he looked like a "keeper" to me, LOL. The "birthday fishes & kisses" sentiment is part of the Sea Creatures digital stamp set. A couple of baker's twine bows by Timeless Twine, and the card was done. 

MHKDesigns supplies used in this card: 

Have you entered the MHKDesigns challenge yet for your chance to win some MHKDesigns sets of your own?  You have until the end of the month, and it's going fast!  Use an MHKDesigns product, and it's anything goes.  Use another image, and there's an inspiration board for you to follow.  Check out the awesome MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group, too! 


  1. I just love the shaped fish card. It is a perfect masculine card!!!

  2. Great card Julie! I love the shape and how you have colored your fish!

  3. WOW...that is an awesome shaped card!!! Very creative :) Hugs...Janie