It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Finnigan - P117 for the image and O-fish-ally - FLL019 for the sentiment. We have a lot of family and friends that love to fish and when I saw this image and sentiment, I could resist pairing them together.
To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., cut and scored to be 5.5" x 4.25". Stampin' UP! - Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper was cut to be the same size as the base and applied using double-sided tape. Using paper from the same pack, I fussy cut around the school of fish and applied it to the base card using a mixture of double-sided tape and glue. The excess was then trimmed off on the bottom and left side of the card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough was applied around all of the outer edges of the card using a finger dauber. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and PinkFresh Studio Essentials - Blanket Stitched Circle, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. Then, using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the die-cut piece. The sentiment was also stamped using my MISTI onto the same cardstock and then die cut using Gina K Designs - Sentiment Strips. Lastly, I combined the dies from PinkFresh Studio Essentials - Blanket Stitched Circle and Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies - Nesting Circles to create a frame using the paper from Stampin' UP! - Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper and Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine.
The image was coloured in with Copic markers listed below. I coloured in the fish first, then the water. Some sand was added to the bottom of the bowl using a Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear and Seth Apter - Dirty Sand Embossing Powder. This was heat set with a Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. I wanted the back part of the sand to appear lighter, so I just dabbed the pen in spots to add in the Embossing Powder after I had coloured it. Lastly, I applied Ranger Inkssentials - Glossy Accents to the inside of the bowl and puddles of water. This was set aside to dry.
Once the Glossy Accents was dry the card was ready to assemble. I applied some glue to the circle frame I had created earlier and applied it over top of the coloured image circle. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the image and sentiment and they were both popped up onto the background designer papers. I thought these adorable buttons from Buttons Galore & More - Fun in the Sun Collection were perfect for this card. The button backings were removed from the backs of the fish buttons and U-Line double-sided tape was applied to them. I popped up the 3 fish on the card to finish it off.
Stamps: Finnigan - P117 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: O-fish-ally - FLL019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough
Die Cuts: PinkFresh Studio Essentials - Blanket Stitched Circle, Gina K Designs - Sentiment Strips, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies - Nesting Circles
Embossing Powder: Seth Apter - Dirty Sand
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin' UP! - Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (6" x 6")
Embellishments: Buttons Galore & More - Fun in the Sun Collection
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear, Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool, Ranger Inkssentials - Glossy Accents, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Fish: YR68, YR31, YR18, Y38, R89, R59, R39, R29, R24
Fish Bowl, Water, Sand and Water Droplets: B04, B02, B01, B00, E44, E43, E42, E41, C3, C2, C1, C00, Seth Apter - Dirty Sand
Background: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, E37, E35, E33, E31
Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!
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