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When I first got this year’s Stampin’ Up! catalogue, one of the first stamps that jumped out at me was the Fishin’ Around one. At only $15.95 – bargain! It is perfect for a kid’s card (which I make a LOT of!) or even for an engagement, Valentines Day or wedding card. It is also great for colouring in – one of my favourite things to do when I’m relaxing.
I needed a special card for a very special 1 year old’s birthday recently, so finally inked up this stamp.
This is a 13 x 13 cm Bermuda Bay square card with a 12.5 x 12.5 cm Whisper White layer. I sponged around the white edge in Calypso Coral to match the fish. I stuck a circle treat cup over the coloured in image to make it look like a fish bowl. The stamped tag is from the Banner Greetings hostess set. I wrote the birthday boy’s name with my Dazzling Details glitter glue. I also put a couple of dots of this in the treasure chest to make it sparkle.
I’ve had lots of fun making these cards in various colour schemes. Here is a picture of some of my coloured in images (all using Stampin’ Write markers)
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Sorry for the long gap between posts. Life has been a little hectic lately (to say the least!) I haven’t had any chance to make any cards lately, but I do have a few photos to show you from the last time I managed to spend a few hours on my card making.
One of the card sets that most caught my eye in this year’s Stampin’ Up! catalogue was the Wildflower Meadow set – and it has a matching embossing folder! Who could resist?
It is such a beautiful set and the extra depth from the embossing means you can get an amazing effect from the simplest card.
This card was just stamped with Whisper White ink on Crumb Cake card stock:
I was thinking about how to ‘step it up a bit’ and decided to use my Stampin’ Write markets to add some highlights over the white ink:
The markers over the white ink gives a really lovely, soft effect. Here’s a close up which gives you a better idea:
You can also use your markers to colour directly onto the stamp to give a multicolour effect:
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