Monday, July 10, 2017

A Fin-tastic Card

Today's card was inspired by sketch #328 from Try Stampin' On Tuesday and will also be entered for "Wet -n- Wild" @ Little Red Wagon, for "Primary Colors" @ Pile It On, for "Gone Fishing" @ Fashionable Stamping Challenges, for "Make Your Own Background" @ Come And Get It, and for "Bright Colors" @ Dare 2B Artzy.

This card is made on a white, side folding A2 size card base and the first step was sending the light blue layer through my Amaze machine with a swirly, wave like embossing folder. I then highlighted the embossed images with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink and the distressing tool.

I trimmed a banner from white cardstock according to the sketch and stamped the penguin and some of the small fish (both from a long ago retired Stampin' Up set) in Momento Tuxedo Black ink. The rest of the fish I inked up using a black brush marker so that I could eliminate the little  motion lines behind the fish each time.

I dug out an old Close To My Heart sentiment stamp set for the "You Make Me Happy" phrase  that I stamped in the front right corner of the banner and then colored the whole image with Spectrum Noir alcohol marker pens.

For some added interest, I wrapped and tied a piece of pretty variegated blue ribbon across the top and adhered the banner to the card front using foam pop dots.

I lightly brushed the edges of the white card front with the blue distress ink and added 3 blue sequins to the water. I finished by adding some details with a white gel pen and a Stardust glitter Gelly Roll pen.

For the inside sentiment, I used a black brush marker to selectively ink the "you're fin-tastic" from an old SU! valentine stamp set (see the whole stamp 3 photos above) and then stamped and colored the little fishie too.

This card is now finished and ready to be given to my hubby sometime in the next few weeks!


  1. Love, love, love your card! Great techniques , super creation! Thank you for sharing with us at LRW.

  2. Great background technique. It works great with this image. So cool! Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenge

  3. It's fun to see these older Stampin' Up! sets used. This is adorable, Kathy! Congrats on your Top Pick over at LRW this week.

    1. thanks -I just can't seem to part with some of those older sets, lol! Gotta give them some love every once in a while.

  4. Wow what a cutie your stamp is and I love your card.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  5. Super fun card; I just love penguins!!! Thanks for entering the D2BA Challenge! -Tasha :)

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