Friday, July 30, 2021

O-fish-ally Awesome

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne with today's card.  Before I get to my card I'd like to let you know about the wonderful Christmas in July sale that is going on right now in the online store.  You can save up to 65% on select dies!

And another big announcement - the Scrapping Cottage is now offering great stamps and coordinating dies from Lil' Bluebird Designs!  I can't wait to begin coloring and designing with these adorable images. Be sure to check them out in the online store.

Now for today's card.

A few weeks back I mentioned that I had saved an extra strip of watercolored paper (click here for those instructions) and extra fish for another card. is that other card!  With a few extras.

I used my leftover strip and fish (I ended up using only one fish) and added a crab and jellyfish.  I struggled with what color to use for the jellyfish, then hit upon using vellum.  I love it because he really does look like a jellyfish!

Using the Circle Windows Slimline die I cut a panel from wood grain paper.  I also used the largest of the Nested Slimline Rectangles in dark brown as a backing panel because the Circle Windows die has rounded corners and I knew these would show on the card.  I cut three portholes from brushed gold cardstock using the middle of the Stitched Wide Circle Frames dies.

To get everything placed I laid the wood grain panel over the dark brown and used a pencil to outline the circles.  I then placed my water panel over this (it is slightly narrower than the circles so I could see the tops and bottoms of the circles), placed a frame over the middle circle and traced the center on the water panel.  In this way I knew exactly where to stamp my sentiment.

After gluing down the water panel, I placed the wood panel on top without adhering it. One at a time I placed my creatures underneath and gently lifted the wood panel.  I marked where to place the creature in pencil where it could not be seen.

This method allowed for me to place the critters exactly where I wanted them.  I glued the wood panel to the base and trimmed the jellyfish tentacles (they were a bit long.)  You can see here that the water strip is narrower than the height of the openings for my portholes.  

But not to worry, it was covered up when I added the porthole frames.  Finally I used a few gems as rivets.  A fun card for an awesome friend.

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Thanks for visiting today!  I hope  you have a fun and creative weekend!


Sukie said...

Super cute card! This is such a creative use of the slimline die set!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the water and gold portholes cute card!

Mary Marsh said...

You created a fab water background for the images Jeanne. This is a great slimline card