Stampin' Up Swirly Scribbles Bear Hugs By the Shore card

I have to share the cutest card!! I used this great sketch this week from Connie and Mary  CCMC049 to come up with this fun card. I combined the Swirly Scribbles thinlit and the Bear Hugs stamp set to make this card. What I LOVE about this card is that it can be used for Father's Day, a Masculine Happy Birthday, Retirement or just a happy hello kinda card. How awesome is that?? 

Here's the Sketch from Connie and Mary:

Here's my card:

Is that pretty fun or what?? I also used a new stamp for the background called Playful Backgrounds to make all those bubbles. I stamped that with Denim Dapper on Denim Dapper for a tone on tone kind of look.

Did you notice the designer paper in the center with the waves?? That paper is one of the very cool pieces from the By The Shore Designer Series paper. Oh that paper pack is very festive and full of color and fun paper!! To make the fish I stamped them in Momento Tuxedo Black, then I used  Archival Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight and Emerald Envy ink pads to color the fish. For each color I squished the ink pad, to transfer just a little ink to the lid, then used the blender pen to just add color where I wanted it. Lastly,  I added Clear Wink of Stella to make the fish shimmer, like scales on a fish!! Wink Of Stella is like magic, it really transforms a project without overwhelming it!!  I know this picture doesn't capture the shimmer, but it looks great in real life!!  :)

I really like the colors here, reminds me of cool water on a summer day!! I hope you feel inspired!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Here are the items I used to make this card:

Have a blessed day! 

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  1. Quite a cute card! It's so fun! Great take on the sketch this week. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Fabulous card - really fun and yes very versatile! You can use this for any occasion. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week! :-)

  3. Brilliant combination of stamps and the sunshine scribble with this sentiment!! The colors are fantastic, and this makes such a great all-occasion masculine card! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. What a fun card! Love all the different components you used. I can tell you had a lot of fun creating this card. Thank you for stamping along with the Create with Connie and Mary challenge.

  5. Absolutely DARLING! LOVE the swirly thing for you sun and all the 'bubbles' in the background! Thanks for playing along with us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!