Saturday, February 1, 2014

Valentine Fishes


Mornin' hens! I've been chosen to be the Guest Designer this month for Perfect Paper Crafting.  Yay!  So here is my card that made for them to display on their Facebook page.  OMG, I feel like a celebrity. Woot-woot!  Anyhoo, here's how I made this little cutie.  First, I stamped this adorable image from Gina K. Designs onto some Stampin Up Very Vanilla card stock and colored them with my Copics and added a little shading around the image with colored pencils.  I added some red Stickles to the little hearts on the girl fish and also used my Wink of Stella glitter pen on her middle section and the tale of the boy fish.  Love that pen! I also added some Glossy Accents to both her lips and the eyes.  Next, I matted each pattern of designer paper onto some Pure Poppy card stock using the oh so handy Perfect Layers tool.  If you've never tried this tool before, it's amazingly easy and gives such a clean look.  It's always been difficult for me to measure my mat by just adding 1/8" or 1/4" more each way and then try to adhere my piece onto the center of the card stock.  Sounds easy enough but it never seems to be even on all sides once I stick it down.  Am I right?  Well, that's where this tool comes in.  You actually adhere the piece you want to mat onto a larger piece of card stock first, and then place this tool on each side and make the cut!  Presto! Perfect mat every time!  Click HERE for a quick video on how this tool works!  Ok, then I printed the sentiment on a scrap piece of card stock and cut it out with my Stampin Up heart die.  I didn't have the next size larger die, so I just took the die I used and drew the outline onto some scrap Pure Poppy card stock and cut it out.  To finish, I tied some aqua Baker's twine around the bottom, added a few mini brads and there ya have it!  I plan on giving this little cutie to my DH!  I hope he likes it!  Hope you hens have a Wonderful Weekend and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon!  {{{hen hugs}}}


Here's a close up!

Supplies:
Rubber Stamp - Gina K Designs; Copics; Prismacolor pencils; Heart Die - Stampin Up; Glossy Accents; Stickles - Red; Wink of Stella pen - Clear; Baker's Twine; DP - October Afternoon - Cakewalk; CS - Papertrey Ink -Pure Poppy, Stampin Up - Very Vanilla; Perfect Layers Tool 

Reminder: When ordering from Perfect Paper Crafting, be sure to use the discount code Jeanie5% to receive a 5% discount off your order!

6 comments:

  1. Congrats and LOVE the fishes :)

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  2. Congrats on being GD for Perfect Paper Crafting. I just love your sweet card. Your coloring is fabulous and the papers are perfect. I know your hubby will love it.

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  3. You are a celebrity!!! Such a great card and I love the colors too.

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  4. Congrats'!!! Another perfect card ... pffffffffffff ... {snort}

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  5. Congrats'! Another perfect card ... pffffffffffff ... *snort*

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