Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Birthday card using Something Fishy wheel

The sun's shining today - it's as if Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde are in charge of the weather! (Or should that be IS in charge since he's one man... ?) So I'm back to summery cards. Today's card has lots of fun techniques in it, but doesn't take long. Look:

Here's how to make this card:
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 6 cm square.
  • Use the heat embossing technique for the seaweed: stamp the swirl from Baroque Motifs into versamark ink then straight into Always Artichoke ink, then onto the card stock. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, set with a heat tool, then enjoy the magic as the image turns raised and shiny. The image will be waterproof so you can stamp on top and it will resist ink.
  • The background uses the 'ghosting' technique - stamp the bubbles from Circle Circus with versamark ink and rub Tempting Turquoise ink over the top with a sponge dauber. Even without heat setting, the versamark resists the coloured ink.
  • Stamp the fish on a scrap of Whisper White card stock using the Something Fishy jumbo wheel. Cut them out with sharp paper snips and pop them up on dimensionals. 
  • Mount the panel onto 6.5 cm square Always Artichoke card stock.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto a 9 cm square Whisper White card blank using a stamp-a-majig for placement. Now attach the main panel to the card base.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Circle Circus, Happy Moments
Ink: Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, versamark
Card stock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Other: Something Fishy jumbo wheel, clear embossing powder

This card reminds me of honeymooning in Mexico where the sea was like taking a warm bath and we went snorkelling amongst all the brightly coloured fish. Oh happy times!
Hope the sun has found you today.
See you tomorrow!


  1. Lovely card Vicky, I love the summery colours. Pleased you saw sunshine today, we got very heavy showers, again, and even some hail. If this is August, roll on September!!!
    Lynne xxx

  2. I love this .. the flourish is just gorgeous.. so is the blue and the fishes :D

  3. What fun, hot pink fishies on your beautiful turquoise background.


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