OH boy did I have a fun, inky weekend. I played with my Distress Oxides and various paper types (from bristol, to glossy cardstock.) I wanted to create some water backgrounds for some cute critter cards. But the more I inked up, the more backgrounds I had and I decided ALL the critters from my Sweet N Sassy Birthday Pals set needed to be used.

Still thinking about the water backgrounds for my fishes…after I inked up the paper and let it dry, I went back with the darker ink and using the “spot looking” stamp from the Texture Tiles – the March Stamp of the Month (Free with a $75 purchase). I thought it added to the water illusion – what do you think? I colored all my critters with Inktense pencils and the hats with Copics.

Here are my non-water cards….

I added birthday hats to all my critters and used the punny sentiments from the set – I think these turned out awesome!!

I hope you are inspired! Thanks for stopping by!