Saturday, May 12, 2012

Here, fishy, fishy

I love to find new card designs.  I don't remember where I saw this, but I loved it.  We made this card in card class last month.

The outside is OK, but inside holds a secret!  ... Fish!

I folded the center of the card so that there was a 1" crease sticking up in the middle. (Card finished size is still 4"x5 1/2".)  After stamping (with Black Archival Ink) coloring and cutting out the fish, I attached them to plastic strips (like transparencies you have in an office, cut to size) with glue dots, and attached that to the center strip sticking up with another glue dot.  Very fun, and versatile -- you can do balloons, flowers (my original thought), anything that sticks up or floats.  

You can't really tell, but I also used gel pens on top of the CTMH pens, to add a little sparkle.

The sparkly stuff shows up better in the sunlight...
I randomly added some "bubbles" made from circles (1/4" and 3/4" hole punches).  The "Cool" is from the May Stamp of the Month - You Are...

For a little extra sparkle, I spritzed the card with a concoction of rubbing alcohol, Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint, Lagoon Reinker and Pacifica Reinker)

This card was hard to photograph, so it doesn't look as cute in the pictures...but it really is worth the effort.

Supplies Used:  
Footloose paper pack (X7151B, $9.95)
Under the Sea (C1500, $13.95)
May Stamp of the Month - You Are...
Inks:  Lagoon, Archival Black
Reinker:  Lagoon, Pacifica
Cricut (for oval)
Spray Pens
Micro-Tip Scissors
Mile Post Shapes
Card Stock Colors:  Lagoon, White Daisy
Liquid Glass (to stick the starfish eyes)
Markers:  Whatever colors you think work.  
Other:  Gel Pens, Transparency Sheets, Googly Eyes, foam mounting tape (for the starfish on the front), glue dots, rubbing alcohol, 1/4" hole punch, 3/4" hole punch