Practicing Creativity

Best Fishes Birthday Card

The Creative Expressions Lisa Horton netting background die I've used on this card for my brother was a recent outlet shop find I blogged about on this stash update post. It's retired from the Creative Expressions site, but I see it still available elsewhere online, howbeit slightly more expensive than the €3.99 I paid for it.

The 'netting' name of the die put me in mind of fish. I'd seen a punny card using fish and this sentiment a while back and decided to do my own take on it. I daresay, I am rather pleased with how it turned out. The three fussy cut fish are Prettygrafik Pet Fish digis. I created the 'Best Fishes...' sentiment with Mister Sirloin BTN font (the corresponding inside sentiment reads '...for a very Happy Birthday!').

The paper behind the netting is a scrap piece left over from this Cruise Album Mini project.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, scrap patterned paper
Digital stamp – Prettygrafik Pet Fish
Dies –  Creative Expressions Lisa Horton background netting, Die-namics Rectangle Stax
Font – Mister Sirloin BTN
Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol ink markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with: Taylormade Cards 4U May – ATG opt. Masculine, The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #210 – F is for F-words, Polkadoodles Wk 20 – ATG, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #182 – ATG, International Art & Soul #133 – 3 of Something, and PIP Challenge 2220 – ATG.


  1. Love love love this super cool underwater scene!
    I adore the wee fishies!!
    Thanks for breaking out your best F words for Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!

  2. This is amazing!!! I am in love with your background and the colors. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderfully Fishy card with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  3. What a fabulous card Shani! Love the underwater scene and the fabulous background die!

    Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this time around- good luck!

  4. Stunning card, love how you have really captured a watery feel with you background and then the raised on top - stunning :) Thank you for joining us at International Art & Soul this fortnight. Hugs Mimi xxxxxx

  5. Hi Shani, love the netting die cut that you have used as the background for your cute little fish. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw.... Megan DT LPoCF

  6. The polka dot paper behind the die cut plate makes a perfect background for your trio of fish! And awesome colouring. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  7. You should be pleased - it's splendid! Loving all the blue and that background die is so cool!

  8. The paper and die cut are perfect together. What a fun card!


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