Friday, August 22, 2008

Best Fishes!

I love making circle cards.

I thought this awesome stamp from Impression Obsession would be perfect for one. The image is called Seascape and actually only has one fish. I wanted two in my scene so I stamped the image twice and cut out the fish from the second one to place on top of my image. The fish themselves are paper pieced from the yellow and blue paper I used on the card. I put the extra fish on a dimensional to give the scene a bit more depth.

The rest of the image is colored with Copic markers. I sponged the water around the main image.

The sentiment is also from Impression Obsession....and goes perfectly with a lot of their sea stamps. I used the Classic Flourish from Memory Box to create the blue design on the white circle.


I used my threading water punch to create a little top for the card. I think this design would be adorable for a Christmas ornament shaped card! (Did you know that Gina K Designs now carries the threading water punch?? Hooray!)

The image is colored with Copic Markers. I used stickles (turquise and frosted lace) to add some sparkle to the fish and the water. I also added some Robin's Nest dew drops on the scene. Finally, I added a bit of texture with the bubbles cuttlebug embossing folder and a frayed ribbon accent along the bottom.



Here is a close up of the image so you can see the bottom fish that is lifted off the scene. Hopefully, you can see a bit of the sparkle in this picture too!


Materials used: Stamps-Seascape and Best Fishes (Impression Obsession), Classic Flourish (Memory Box); cardstock-white, blue bayau; Designer paper-Cupcake (Basic Grey); Copic markers; sponge; soft sky and blue bayau classic stamp pads (Stampin' Up!); Brilliance black ink; white grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Threading water punch (Fiskars); Creative memories circle cutting system; Bubbles embossing folder (Provocraft); Stickles-frosted lace and turqoise (Ranger); Nestability dies (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Robin's Nest dew drops; dimensionals (SU!).
You can find most of the products and all of the stamps for this card at Stamper's Dream store!
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Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

Deborah Anton said...

This is darling Carolyn!! Love the colors and the elements you added! HUGS! Talk soon!

CountessLaurie said...

Love the card. Your circle cards are great!! Thanks for sharing.

P.S. I am STILL laughing over fra china!

Rose Ann said...

I love your adorable fishy scene ornament card!! Sooo awesome!!

Pamela Smerker said...

So cute Cammie and oh so many elements to look at. Love this!

catdidit said...

What an awesome card! Its like an underwater scene, so much to look at and such beautiful colors! Gorgeous! (I so want to go to Michelle's store! She only about an hour away from me!)

Cris A said...

What do call a fish with no "eyes"?

fsh! It's funny when you say it outloud!
I crack myself up :)
Anyway, super cute card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very fun and cute carolyn. I love the dew drops for bubbles, great circle card too. okay I love it all. lol

Savor the Journey said...

What a delightful bowl of fish! I love your scene and special 'Cammie' touches!!

~Bev

Deb said...

This is way cute!! Love the paper pieced fishies!!

Jennifer Buck said...

This is adorable! I LOVE it! Hope you are doing well! ...and that you are all settled in! :) Have a great weekend! :)

Rita said...

WOW....so darn cute!!! I luv everything about this card! Looks just like a fish bowl!

jonisart said...

Really cute card! Everything goes together perfectly!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

This is fantastic!!!!

Ila said...

I love this Wonderful circle card...so Fabulous and Fun!!...Have a Great Weekend!!

Carolina said...

Ohhh so cute!!! Such amazing details - TFS!

rae said...

This is stunning Carolyn... I LOVE all of the detail you put into your cards, amazing work as always girl!!

Mandy said...

This is so so clever! I love that it looks like a fishbowl!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh look at your fabulous creativity!! An aquarium card!!! Just awesome!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh I just LOVE this! Those stamps are just adorable and you made them even more so!

Deborah Anton said...

This is great! I love all the elements you put together... You are the queen of round cards!! : )

dpkennedy said...

This is great! I love how the card resembles a fish bowl!