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Thu 11

May Release Blog Blitz – A Fish Tales Stamp Set Giveaway
by Jean Okimoto


Bright tropical colors and the new Fish Tales Clear Stamp Set send birthday wishes today.  Hello, welcome back to our May Release Blog Blitz! Jean Okimoto here with another design featuring this great new clear stamp set and the matching set of dies.


It's easy to organize (and find!) your favorite "open" die sets if they're attached to curtain rings from a fabric or home store.  I attach the rings to a magnetic bar that's attached to a shelf in my work area.  That's a lot of attachment - but it works for me!

Paint deckle-edged rough watercolor paper from Shizen Design with Peerless Watercolors and air-dry it.  Add a pearly wash of diluted Peerless Transparent Silver and heat-set it.  The deckled edges and texture enhance the shimmery layer and contrast nicely against the matte diecuts.   Trim the right and bottom edges with a Rectangle Basics die.  

Gather an assortment of yellow, orange, flamingo, turquoise and green cardstock.  Stamp the happy little fish and wavy seaweed  from the Fish Tales Clear Stamp Set with VersaFine Onyx Black.   Heat-set the ink, then diecut the designs  with the matching Fish Tales Die Set. 

Diecut Seaweed Stalks from light green cardstock.

Stamp the greeting - from the Fish Tales Clear Stamp Set - on lime green cardstock.  Cut it with a Rectangle Basics die.

Score, cut and fold a 5-1/2" square white card.  Attach the diecuts and greeting - use foam dots for the bright yellow, orange and turquoise fishes.  Add blue gem stickers.


Want a chance to win the Fish Tales Clear Stamp Set?  Just add your comment to today's post - and it may soon join your Memory Box and Open Studio Collection.  Add your comment to Jenny's Fish Tales blog blitz post too - and all of the other Design Team posts during this week's blog blitz.  The entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, May 14th.  Good Luck to you!

We'll be using a few of the newest dies and stamps at the May 13th SUMMER HEARTS class at Impress.  We have so many great heart- and love-themed dies, stamps and papers - let's put them to work on summery cards for weddings, thank-yous and cards to say "I'm thinking of you."  See you on Saturday!





Very nice card!

Very cute. Love the punny sentiment. Hugz

Love the colorful fish, so pretty!

WOW Jean, the colours you used on your card are awesome with this set. Well done!

What a great card! I love sea themed stamp and die sets, so I'd be thrilled if I was lucky enough to win this!

Love the textures and the Seaweed Stalks dies to create this fun underwater scene!

Too cute! Would be great for my fish loving grandson!

This is cute--lots of fun!

Love your card and those fish are calling to me. Know what I mean? the colors you used are so happy and bright, too. Maybe I should go fishing. ha ha Thanks for the inspiration!

Great background you created on the watercolor paper for these colorful fish. Very fun card !!!

Thanks for the details on how you crested a shimmering sea and the storage tips. Stunning stamp set. Great card.

Very cute! Perfect set for "manly" cards

So cute. I like the bright colors.

Ooh, I love this cute set and the way you stamped the fish on colored card stock gives it a whole new look!

What a great idea for the water background. Thx.

Such beautiful and bright cards. Love all the colors.

Hi Jean,
Cute card and a great storage/organization tip! You do it all, Girl! TY!👏🏻😻

I can't get enough of those fish they are adorable very nice card those weeds are perfect.

This is pure genius! I absolutely love this stamp set - a bit fishy but that is ok for the people I know. They are a bit fishy as well! LOL

Great card Jean! Makes me smile! These fish just say "HAPPY" !!!!

Oh my goodness - love the FISH love them - your layout is totally over the moon - made me smile - TFS

Great background and fun colors! Love these fish!

I just love the background - the colors and texture. Adorable card with a cute sentiment, too!

Super adorable stamp and card! Just perf DT for Father's Day especially since my dad over to fish!

Beautiful card! I like the bright colors and love the background!!

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