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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Using up scraps

Thought to myself, why not use up those fab scraps from the last card, and so here they are! LOL I've had this fish stamp at least two years and hadn't used it because it is HUGE and I was never sure what to do with it. So here are some more ATCs (yes, I'm officially hooked!!)

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Each card measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"

STAMPS: fish - Fred B. Mullett BG 15 - Big Pompano, swirls - Autumn Leaves

INKS: Stampin' Up! Pacific Point, Versamark Watermark

SUPPLIES: corner rounder, flat backed acrylic gems (Cloud 9 Design - Archivers), ArtQuest Pearl Ex Watercolor Palette, paintbrush, Black Diamond (Judi-kins) embossing powder, sponge, white gel pen (Signo Uni-ball)

PAPER: leftover Wet Stencil scraps, Neenah Solar White #110 cardstock

  1. Round corners on 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" white cardstock
  2. Tear edges of decorated paper scraps and glue to base card.
  3. Wipe with anti-static pad.
  4. Ink fish with Versamark and stamp where desired.
  5. Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat.
  6. Use a paintbrush and water to activate the palette and color in fish.
  7. Add white gel pen to eyeball.
  8. Cover fish and overstamp card with flourish inked with blue ink.
  9. Sponge blue ink around edges.
  10. Add bubble gems as desired.

Just having fun - hope you enjoyed!


Beth said...

Lovely Nancy

leenda said...

WOW! These are fabulous ATC's!

Evelyn S. said...

Every time I turn around, you're doing something else! These are just great!

Manna said...

These are delightful, Nancy! Love 'em!

Anonymous said...

Love those fish, Nancy! I have that same huge stamp and love it but don't know what to do with it. What a great idea that is--at least the cards look so inviting. I need to get my newsletter now and try the technique.