Birthday Fishes ATC

Hey everybody, Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re having a great week so far! I’ve popped in this morning to share an awesome Tape Runner DT inspiration project! I created an artist trading card featuring a phantom stamped background along with a super adorable Cottage Cutz die set, and of course, all elements (except the pearls) were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner. You know how I love ATCs, and this one was definitely a fun one!

As mentioned above, all elements on this ATC were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner. Wet glue was used only to adhere the pearls. I cut two 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ ATC bases, trimmed just a tiny bit off one of them, and rounded the corners on both. I colored the trimmed panel with an orange alcohol marker. When it was dry, I stamped the birthday fishes sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Whale Done stamp set in a vertical orientation in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I stamped the RiverCity Rubber Works Birthday Background in Versamark and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder.

I adhered the trimmed, stamped and embossed ATC panel onto the remaining ATC base. Using the Cottage Cutz Goldfish & Bowl die set, I die cut all the elements from 110# Solar White cardstock. I colored them with alcohol markers and adhered them to the ATC. The finishing touch was adding Eyelet Outlet white pearl bling across the top of the fishbowl.

And one more peek… how stinkin’ cute is this ATC?! I absolutely LOVE this die set and it’s so awesome to have good strong Tape Runner adhesive to hold it all together!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #6-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Ally’s Angels: #59 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: June #6 – Anything Goes
4. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #124 – Anything Goes Always
5. Crafty Catz: #600 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Add Sentiment
6. Critter Crazy Challenges: #63 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
7. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday Challenge: June Anything Goes
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #184 – Anything Goes
9. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #06 – Anything Goes

Tape Runner products used:
Retractable Tape Runner

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Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Whale Done stamp set, RiverCity Rubber Works Birthday Background stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Arteza alcohol markers- YR04/14, R03/05, YG43, B17/18, BR82, BK00; Versamark
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Cottage Cutz Goldfish & Bowl die set
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamping tool, Big Shot, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Eyelet Outlet White Pearl Bling Strip

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

5 thoughts on “Birthday Fishes ATC”

  1. Such a cute and fun birthday card! The sentiment is so perfect for this image! Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!

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