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Tue 09

Fun Fish Tales
by Jenny Griffiths

Hello and welcome to another fun day on the blog as we spotlight several brand new designs from the May 2017 release...it's another great one.

My favorite is the Fish Tales clear stamp set.  I designed two cards today, the first using distress inks to watercolor the scene and the second card using Tombow markers.    

So fish ticated

After stamping the fish onto watercolor paper using black archival ink, I watered down several distress ink swatches applied to my craft sheet and painted the fish a variety of whimsical colors.  I used Mermaid Lagoon (background), picked raspberry, ripe persimmon, mustard seed, carved pumpkin, shaded violet, cracked pistachio and peeled paint distress inks on the lively fish!  The set includes two types of sea grass stamps which were used on the background---this stamp set has it all!  

Once the watercolor paper dried completely, I die cut the stitched oval, using the largest size in the set, and mounted it onto the green notecard, then added the embossed sentiment for a so-fish-ticated card!  

So fish ticated detail_edited-1

Next up, same clear set but this time creating faux postage on the front and inside of the card...

I colored the fish and sea grass with Tombow water based markers and die cut them using the Postage Rectangle Layers dies.  To give each rectangle a hint of blue background, I left the paper in the die and sponged ink onto the paper allowing the rectangle frame to protect the edges from ink...

I added a double layer of mounting tape under the sentiment rectangle and overlapped it onto the other two pieces.   Clear dew drop embellishments add the look of bubbles--so fun!

Birthday Fishes

 Here is a look at the inside of the card using one more cute postage fish and a second birthday sentiment.  I love finishing the inside of cards with coordinating stamps or dies.   

Fish Wishes-inside

Since this week is our new release reveal celebration...how about a chance to win the featured clear stamp set---Fish Tales!

Let us know what you think of this set---do you like that there are sentiments and design images combined on one set?  (I do!)

 Do you like whimsical  looking fish?  How about that sea grass?  Holy Mackerel, YES!

Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, May 14th at 11:59pm EST.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the stamp set.  Don't forget to check back during the week.  Each designer post will have its own chance of winning a prize.  Good luck! 



Fab cards and love the puns they make fun guy cards and a bonus if they like fishing or fish too thanks for sharing.

I think this set is adorable! Love the variety of fish. Your designs are cute!

Your cards are great! So many possibilities for creating fun card with this stamp set. Thanks for sharing with us.

What adorable cards - love the watercoloring and cute sentiments!

I love the fish and the sentiments! I like how you left the edges of the "stamps" white while giving the fish a blue background!

Love all the fun color combos of your fish! Awesome cards! Great stamp set with so many fun sentiments too!

Very cute stamp set!! Love all the little fishies!!

This stamp set is gorgeous! I can think of so many pretty cards I'd like to make using Fun Fish Tales and having sentiments included would be an added bonus.

These fish are fin-tastic! I have a fisherman friend who would love to receive a card using these.

These fish are fin-tastic! I have a fisherman friend who would love to receive a card using these.

This stamp set is awesome. I love that it has sayings with it!!

Adorable cards with the new fishy set. Fishtablous!! Fintastic! Love the variety of fish to use on a card which is makes it so much easier to use. Great set from a great company. Keep 'em coming'!!

Adorable. The phrases are perfect

Adorable. The phrases are perfect.

Fab cards! Fab stamp set!

These are such cute cards and I love the sentiments! :-) You can color them in so many ways!
Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! :-)

Adorable cards, Jenny. LOVE the combination of sentiments and images on a stamp set. Makes it so much easier to make a card. Thanks for sharing.

Super cute cards Jenny. I always love it when a set has sentiments that work together. Saves time searching for something. TFS!

I absolutely love the fish stamps and your super cute and colorful cards!

Great cards ! I do love the idea of putting the images and sayings together in one stamp - makes it very convenient ! The 'punny' sayings are super.

What a fun stamp set! The cards are brilliant too.

Love this set! Love the fish and the sentiments! And I love the cards -- so cute.

Love the fish and sentiments!! Great card

Cute fish and I love the "punny" sentiments!

Cute fish. I like the colors and that sentiments are in this set.

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