Tropical Fish – Birthday Celebrations

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Today’s handmade card has been created for the new challenge at I Love Promarkers Challenge #437

The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes with the option of Spots and/or Stripes.

You must use either promarkers, flexmarkers, aquamarkers or trias on your work.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Ike’s Art.

I have used one of their digital images called Tropical Fish as I thought the stripes on some of the tropical fish covered the brief. I also decided to make a box card for this design to add an ocean feel.

Handmade card using a digital image called Tropical Fish.

Here is a tutorial on how I created this card.

You will need :

12″ By 12″ White Card
Ike’s Art Digital Stamp Called Tropical Fish
The Paper Boutique – The Paper Pantry Cutting Files USB Volume III
The Paper Boutique Ocean Breeze – Insert Collection
The Paper Boutique Ocean Breeze – Embellishment Pad
The Paper Boutique Ocean Breeze – 8″ By 8″ Paper Pad
The Paper Boutique Essential Die Collection Volume I
Blue Card
Glue / Double Sided Tape
Foam Pads


Print off the Tropical Fish digital images on to white card.
From the USB cutting files cut out the 8″ by 8″ box frame.
Then choose two inserts, two sentiments and one backing paper.

Layer one:
Cut a square from the first insert measuring 19 cms by 19 cms.
Attach to the back part of the box frame.
Then attach the front part of the box frame.

Layer two:
Colour in the Tropical Fish, I used promarkers.

Tropical fish: Cool grey 5, mustard, sunflower, sandstone, champagne, green.
Amber, peach, apricot, saffron.
Cool grey 3, crimson, poppy, lipstick.
Aegean, sky blue, duck egg, pastel pink, ice grey 3, 1.
Black, sunflower, yellow.
Sunflower, yellow, buttercup, saffron, black.
Azure, arctic blue, midnight blue, storm cloud, gold, mustard.

Handmade card using a digital image called Tropical Fish.

Attach the Tropical Fish to the inside of the box frame using foam pads to add depth.

Layer three:
Using the large corner dies, cut four from the insert.
Attach to each to the front of the box frame corners.

Layer four:
Cut a square from blue card measuring 19 cms by 19 cms.
Cut a square from the second insert measuring 18.5 cms by 18.5 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach to the front of the box frame.
Using another of the same insert, cut out the top and bottom images and decoupage on the box frame using foam pads.
Adding a light house image underneath the decoupage.
Using one of the sentiments cut a blue matt layer and attach to the front of the box frame.
Attach the front of the box frame part to the main box frame.

Handmade box card

Layer five:
Cut the backing paper to measure 19 cms by 19 cms.
Attach to the back of the box frame to write a message.

Handmade box card


Thank you for visiting my blog and please feel free to follow and make any of my handmade card tutorials.

If you would like to see some of my other card designs, please have a look here:

Dachshund – When The Day Is Ruff Paws For Hugs

Tropical Dreams – Enjoy The Little Things

Snow Deer – Dashing Through The Snow

Peony Corner – Birthday Wishes

Fly Fishing


Challenges I would like to enter are: 

Ike’sWorld Challenge #145 – Anything Goes / Option Of Food + Drink

CD Sunday Plus Challenge #62 – Anything Goes Must Include Something From A Cd, Usb, Digital Download

Angie’s Digital Stamps Challenge #53 – Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create Challenge June – Anything Goes / Option Paper Piecing

Crafting Happiness Challenge #99 – Anything Goes / Option Summer

Colouring In Scrapland Challenge June – Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge June – Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread Challenge #147 – Anything Goes


2 thoughts on “Tropical Fish – Birthday Celebrations”

  1. Pamela says:

    You’ve coloured the fish beautifully Lisa and the ‘box’ is a great idea!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  2. Beautifully coloured, I love the fish and images you put together
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

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