I made this card for an elderly friend of mine who is in the hospital. I wanted to enter it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Go Fish, so that influenced my theme. On the inside of the card, I wrote “You’re one of a kind, so get better soon. We need you in our lives.” The gentleman I am sending the card to is a jovial sort. We enjoy each other’s company, laughing and joking to the max.
I started the card with watercolor paper in the front and worked my way back. Here’s how I did it. You use the supplies YOU have to come up with something similar and those should work just fine.
- 90# Canson Watercolor Paper cut to 3-3/4 x 3-3/4
- Paper Trimmer
- Lindy’s Stamp Gang Stardust Tibetan Poppy Teal Spray
- Heat Gun
- Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – Draw by hand coral and small fish
- Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfish Stamps and Die Sets
- MISTI Stamping Tool
- Cuttlebug Emboss and Die Cut Machine
- 110# Neenah Solar White Cardstock
- Hero Arts Bubblegum Ink Pad
- Hero Arts Ombre Butter Bar – Orange Soda
- Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea Ink Pad
- Finger Dauber
- Tim Holtz Stencil
- Archival Jet Black Ink Pad – for the fish face
- Post-It Tape – to hold down the dies on the images
- Crafter’s Companion CLEAR OVERLAY Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
- Glaze Black Jelly Roll – Go over the fish face.
- 80# Neenah Solar White Cardstock
- Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf Ink Pad
- Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink Pad
- Zig Brush Markers – to add highlight to the seaweed
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
- 65# Recollections White Cardstock
- Archiver’s Coffee Ink Pad
- Spectrum Sparkle Pen
To glue the fish, seaweed and stone down, I used Liquitex Matte Gel Medium, then laid an acrylic block on top of them until they dried.
- 80# Neenah White Cardstock, cut to 4 x 4 inches
- Simon Says Stamp Coral Reef Ink Pad
- Finger Dauber – Take the ink around the perimeter of the square. The center will be covered up.
- 110# Neenah Solar White Cardstock, cut to 11 x 4-1/4 inches to make a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch top-folding card
- Martha Stewart Scoring Board
All the layers were adhered together with Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape.
TIP: I use a brayer to roll over my layers to be certain they are flattened and glued together well. Brayers can be purchased where paper crafting supplies are sold. I will add a link below. I didn’t want to buy one, so I used a brayer I already had, but never used. It was purchased from Pampered Chef many years ago to roll dough. After purchasing it, I found I preferred using my rolling pin, so it lay dormant for years. Then I got the bright idea to use it in my paper crafting. LESSON LEARNED: If you can, use what you aleady have instead of buying something from the craft store. After I rolled my layers flat, I laid an acrylic block on top of them until they dried. It doesn’t take long to get a fast hold.
- My Mind’s Eye Everyday Basics 6×6 inch Paper Pad
- Paper Trimmer – Cut 1/4 inch strips.
- Tombow MONO Adhesive Dots – Use this to glue down the striped trim.
- Ruler – I use this to get the trim at the same position on the top of the card as on the bottom of the card. TIP: My favorite ruler to use in card making is a small metal ruler purchased years ago in a Sewing Department. It has a slider that can be set to your measurement. It also is much easier to handle than a school ruler. I can no longer find this particular ruler. I bought another one that I thought would be the same, but I don’t like it. The slider does not stay anchored where I set it. It DOES have more measurement markings on it, such as 1/16, but it doesn’t cut it for me. I will give a link below to a similar sewing ruler.
- EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors – Position the striped trim and adhere it so it has to be cut off only at one side of the card. TIP: If you cut a strip that is 4-1/4 inches long, it may be a smidgen too short and have a tiny space showing on one side. It’s best to leave the strip 6 inches long, and then trim it off the side after adhering it to the card.
- Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets, 4mm and 6mm
- Glossy Accents – Adhere droplets to card over the fish to imitate air bubbles.
I hope the supplies listed and directions help you. Please let me know if you like this. As you can see it takes a lot of time to list everything. If no one is reading it, I am wasting my time. I want to help you. If you have a question, please ask me. Press the LIKE BUTTON at the bottom of the page and LEAVE A COMMENT at the top of the page under the title. Thank you for reading this and for letting me know how I did.
Here’s a rolling pin that is similar to mine – https://www.amazon.com/Norpro-3077-Wooden-Pastry-Roller/dp/B000HK2DNA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472484556&sr=8-1&keywords=pampered+chef+rolling+pin
Crafting Brayer – Ranger Inkssentials INKY ROLLER MEDIUM Ink Brayer https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Ranger-Inkssentials-INKY-ROLLER-MEDIUM-Ink-Brayer-Stamp-BRA09887-20181?currency=USD
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