Thursday, May 10, 2012
Sleeping with the fishes...
The first of my four swap cards is this little cutie fish bowl that I paper pieces using Cricut shapes. I based this card off the Card Patterns Sketch for this week. I turned the circle shape in the sketch into my fishbowl by adding some label and tag shapes to create the top and bottom of my bowl.
I embossed the top half of my Sweet Leaf card base with my Big dots Cuttlebug folder and highlighted some of the dots with Stardust glitter Glitz. I glittered up the bottom by applying Monoadhesive all over the bottom half, then dropping strips of CS and patterned paper across the card and filling in the spaces with Prisma glitter.
My fish (from the new adorable set called Under the Sea) was heat embossed with White embossing powder and White Daisy Pigment ink. I colored him in using my waterbrush by picking up ink from the lid of my ink pad: squeeze your pad and when you open it a perfect coloring puddle of ink will be waiting for you! I accented his stripes with Stardust Glitter Glitz and added a googly eye for some pop!
The sand dollar is stamped in White Daisy ink on Kraft CS. The shell was rolled in Creme Brulee and sunset inks, then misted lightly to blend before stamping. You should probably use water for that step...but I used my stamp cleaner, since it was right there on the table!
My ribbon was inspired by a bow I found in the bottom of my misting box. I have an old CTMH box that I lined with scratch paper that I use for misting papers with my spray pen. I sprayed this ribbon repeatedly with Sweet Leaf and Lagoon spray pen (20 drops reinker + water to the 2nd line form the top)...plus Tattered Angels Pearl Mist...plus a generous coating of Krylon Silver Glitter spray. So pretty and sparkly!!
Hopefully my swap cards will be so good when they are done that my swap group will forgive me my extreme lateness this time...Just a few more to glue together and I'll be mailing them off as fast as I can swim over to the post office!