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Fri 11

Holy Mackerel
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I have one last summer card for you before we really get into my favorite times of the year, autumn and winter.  

MB fishes

I have so many summer birthdays, and I found myself needing on more card, and those cute fish stamps were calling my name!

To make this card I stamped, colored and die cut the fish.  I used Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress Oxide inks to create the background layer for my card.  While the inks were still wet, I wrinkled a piece of plastic and layed it over the inked paper and let it dry. Once it was dry I pulled the plastic wrap off and if left a nice texture on the background.

MB Fish

I trimmed the paper and glued it to a white cardstock layer.  Next I stamped my sentiment with black ink, in the bottom right hand corner of the card.  Using orange cardstock I die cut the rings and glued them on top of the background.  I used foam tape to adhere the fish to the card.  

I adhered the card front to a orange cardstock layer which I then glued to a white card base.  I added some clear epoxy dots to finish off the card.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!




Such a clever card, love the background and those vibrant colours. The sentiment and the fish are perfect x

Love this card, the technique you used for the background is awesome, could you please share the name of the ring die, thanks!!!!

I LOVE this card! I love that you wrapped a wrinkled plastic over the wet distress oxide! What a cool technique and a beautiful result! I would also love the name of the ring die. I have to have it!

Love your colour scheme so bright and vibrant and such a fun card thanks for sharing.

Love the background technique. Initially I thought it was tissue paper scrunched and glued before being painted. The fish are super cool, as well; or should I be saying UBER cool, to show how trendy I am? :)

You are SO CLEVER!! I just bought the Fish Tales stamp set, because the inspiration has been AWESOME!! Thank you!!

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