I have a friend who spends most of the summer with his wife on their boat.  He has a birthday coming up and the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge gave me the inspiration for his birthday card.  I just know he’s going to love it!

Here’s the card I made:

And here’s the Paper Craft Crew’s banner that was my inspiration:
Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 196. Play along at www.papercraftcrew.com #papercraftcrew #cardsketch
You can see right off that I chose to use the swordfish from the From Land To Sea Stamp set instead of a butterfly.  I stamped him with VersaMark and then embossed him in silver.  I then used my Aquapainter to color parts of him Island Indigo.

Instead of the circle, I used a circular shape in Island Indigo cut with the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlets Dies.  You can purchase these dies on June 1st!

The sentiment is from the Guy Greetings Stamp Set.  I wanted it to look soft but still show up so I stamped and embossed it on vellum which I glued to Whisper White Cardstock.  

I adhered these pieces to a retired square of DSP from the Adventure Bound Stack.

A shiny star and some Island Indigo splotches finish off my card.

I mounted the piece on its Island Indigo card base and called it done!

I can’t wait until he opens this card!  

Happy stampin’,

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