Now I must confess, that my husband help me design tonight's card. I often use him to bounce ideas off, as I am designing and tonight he was on fire!! Yeah, I know I'm really spoiled, he gets it -all of it!! Now sometimes there is an advantage to my husband helping with the design process and tonight's card is a prime example.
Using Stazon Jet black Ink, I stamped this beautiful F1480 Fish Stained Glass from Impression Obsession onto a sheet of transparent Laminating sheets from Judkins. I peeled off the backing and slowly sprinkled art glitter from the Art Glitter Institute (they have an incredible line of transparent glitters in way too many colors) by color into each section of the stamped image. For this project I used their Pee Wee Caribbean Set. To really make the image show off the glittered background you need to place the image on a light colored background. Robin's Nest Polished Stone Paper looked great behind the image, but as we were trying out Polished Papers and Glitter Papers, we came across this yellow glitter paper from Diecuts with a View and it just made the glittered image sing!! I used the largest die from my Large Scalloped Nestability Set to die cut the yellow glittered scalloped circle. Now what's extremely cool about these nestabilities is that you can actually nest them before you use them. So I was able to use my Circle set to cut The Turquoise Polished Stone ring around my image, this was key because the glittered image did not work on the Turquoise Polished Stone. To accomplish this I placed the two largest circle dies together on the B Plate of my Cuttlebug and taped them in place, so they wouldn't shift during the die cut process. This allowed me to create the beautiful Turquoise Ring. I also ended up with the interior circle which I will save for a later date. These dies were designed to all work together, so I could have also cut the exterior circle with a scalloped edge and the interior with a regular circle. Once you get playing with these dies and all the great scraps circles and scallops you won't be able to stop designing. (I'll show you what I mean in tomorrow's post.)
After adhering together my image ,rings and scalloped mat, I placed it on the Robin's Nest Polished Stone mat. I made a 5 x 7 card from Turquoise Polished Stone Paper. Now I liked where my card was going but in the 5 x7 format there was way too much blank space. So this is when I ask my husband for a little help. He really wanted to edge the Robin's Nest mat with a black line (If only a Krylon pen came in black!!) So we decided to mat it with black glossy Kromekote paper leaving only a 1/16th inch border. Next he decided it needed a fancy corner punch. Of course I went to my bubbles corner punch, but remembered that it wasn't meant to be used on a card front , so we settled on the basket weave punch. Again, he wanted a Black Krylon Pen to color the basket weave design, I reminded him that they don't make one and he said "why can't we use your Black Copic Sketch Marker", I was a little skeptical...but wow it worked on Murdock's Polished Stone Paper and looked just like Black Kromekote!! Now I was still feeling like there was to much open space in the design, my husband once again said "don't you still have Class a Peel seashell stickers leftover somewhere" After a bit of digging I found some from Stampendous and additional stickers from Magenta. But some of my shells were plain silver and some were multi colored....but not for long, you guessed it...COPIC TO THE RESCUE!!!!! Just add a little yellow, a little green and a little pink Copic added to your silver stickers and now they are all multicolored!!! The ink dried instantly and I was dancing a happy jig!! I decided to place the stickers on scraps of glittered paper and to give them a little more depth I added --you guessed a little more Copic Color. These markers are truly amazing!!! I can't wait to add more to my collection!! For the finally touch I added a blue dot sparkler for the fishes eye. I love these, they come in tons of colors and each sheet has tons of dots in lots of sizes. They work perfect for adding a little more bling to almost anything!!
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