Birthday Fishes

Every time I use this stamp I giggle while I colour it. It is the look on his face that does it to me. 
This is my sample card for the Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoaststampers where we are to think "Under the Sea". 
I first made my background using Fabriano Hot Press water colour paper and distress oxide inks. I have to say I love this paper. I love hot press for it's heat embossing properties, but I also love to water colour using it. In my art classes we use Arches Cold Press. I love it too, but I prefer the Fabriano for my cards.
Back to my card. I used my craft mat for this technique, along with Distress Oxides, laying down my colour then spritzing with water. In between the addition of each colour I heat dried my piece. I started first with Broken China, then added Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean, then I added more of the Broken China to get it looking how I wanted. Once finished and dried I die cut the top of the piece using Frantic Stamper's Simple Scalloped Edgers, then attached to my card base. 
I then stamped the fish on the panel, as well as another fish using the leftover watercolour paper, and Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. I painted the fish using Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon. For his eyes I used Tumbled Glass. The goggles I did with Zig Brushes in #42 Turquoise Green. Once finished I fussy cut and styled the fish and attached over the other stamped image using foam dots. I then added glossy accents to the goggles, and Wink of Stella to the bubbles. 
I stamped the sentiment using the Jet Black ink, then inked up the bubbles portion of the fish image and added the bubbles over the sentiment, and added Wink of Stella to these bubbles as well. 
I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it and wish to thank you for visiting.

1 comment

  1. This is so cute Kia, I love how vibrant the colors are too :)


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