24 November 2011

'Have a whale of a time' birthday card

I made this card using the Card Positioning Systems sketch #245.  The waves on my card represent the horizontal bits and the ribbon represents the vertical part of the sketch.  It is so interesting (and inspiring) to look at how everyone can use the same sketch but interpret it so differently.


I am also entering this card in the following two challenges:

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #36 - Our challenge this week is to create a birthday card using your old neglected stash (and you must tell us in your post what those items are)!  As always, don't forget the birthday wording on your card front!

Well, pretty much everything on this card is from my old, neglected stash!  The whale was made from scraps of cardstock; the light, speckled background patterned paper is about three to four years old (Bo Bunny Press); the waves were made from various patterned papers from two different Kaisercraft paper packs ('Rewind' collection and 'Jungle Bug' collection) which I have had for over a year; the ribbon has been in my stash for AGES; and the stamped 'Have a whale of a time' was done using a set of alphabet stamps that I have had for years and years.  I love making cards from scraps! 

Daring Cardmakers - The theme for this week's cardmaking is:  WATER

You could make a card with a watery theme (lakes, rivers, fishies, boats etc), or maybe you'll find a way to actually use some water in the making of your card eg colouring with watercolours.

Thanks for looking!


  1. This is too cute!! Awesome job. :)

  2. Really sweet card, love how you've made the water :)

    Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers!
    xx Leo

  3. This is such a cute card! I love the how you created the water and that adorable whale! Well done! Thanks for playing in this week's Birthday Sundaes challenge!


  4. Carla, i absolutely adore this card!! SO, so cute and i love the way you created the waves with the scalloped edge and using different patterned papers! Just fab xxx