Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Fish Gotta Swim...

Do you get the impression I'm ready for spring?

I LOVE this set from Gina K Designs, and finally had a chance to play with it since we're finished with the Christmas season. The set is called Just Keep Swimming , and it has some GREAT images!

I stamped the fish on watercolor paper using VersaFine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The images were colored using Tombow markers, then cut out and positioned on a light blue panel cut and embossed with my oval Nestabilities.
The sentiment was stamped and embossed in the same way. Then I used a corner rounder on the blue and pink panels to round off the corners.

The designer paper is from Flair Designs. It's from their Hit The Beach collection. The paper inspired all the colors I used to color the fish, even though I covered some of them up with the oval.

To create the scalloped border for the sentiment, I used my rectangular Nestabilities, selecting one that was long enough for the sentiment.

I used a scrap of blue cardstock and cut the two pieces that you see in the photograph to the left.
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The photograph below is where I have put them together to form the scalloped layer to frame the sentiment. The cutting line is covered up when I added the sentiment layer.

So, that's it for tonight. It's time for me to start getting ready to go back to work tomorrow. Is everyone excited about that....or what? LOL! We do what we must, and making a living seems to be a big part of it. Well, it is a necessary part for me, anyway!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all had a very Happy New Year!

9 comments:

Aunt T said...

Wow - how pretty and bright and cheery! I'm ready for spring too! Great job.

Teresa

Kerry J. said...

Love your fun card! I am so ready for spring - despite the snow we got last night! Thanks for brightening my day!

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, love the bright colors and those fishies are too cute.

'Bella and Gabe said...

Well, now you've done it! No longer do I have any doubts that I NEED nestabilities. Each one of your cards, no matter which shape, is just perfectly wonderful.

~ Jennifer :)

Carol said...

what a cute stamp set and what a cute card! Love the bright cheery colors on this card and thanks for showing us how you did that scalloped sentiment background! Very clever :) TFS

Carolyn King said...

Those fish are so beautiful...love those fun colors!!!

Awesome card...would make anyone smile!

Joan B said...

well aren't you clever! love what you did with the fist and the scalloped border around the sentiment!

Laurie Unger said...

Very clever use of the nestabilities die! Cute card - very bright and fun! TFS!

Aimee said...

awesome use of the nestablities...