Monday, January 31, 2011

Bright and Cheerful Fish!

I made this card purely for the joy of it, I saw this inspiring colour combination at Diva Coffee Break and just had to try it.  I still remember my first reaction when I saw Stampin' Up!s bright collection early last year and thinking OMG they are so bright, I'll never use those and purchased a pack of Rich Regals instead... and guess what?  Little by little my card collection has grown and now it's mostly brights!!  You just have to love those cheerful colours, so full of life.

When I posted my Eastern Blooms for a Friend card earlier on I was reminded that I could also use my Large Ornament punch to make fish, I had seen quite a few examples of this punch art technique but had never tried it myself until now.  I think they turned out really cute, the scales are made with the 'offcuts' from the scallop punch - I had originally intended using the scallops instead but then chose the 'scraps' to adorn my fishies - the scallop was used at the bottom edge instead!

For the 'fish tank' I embossed the background with dots, then cut wavy slivers of Old Olive and Certainly Celery for the 'seaweed', and finally glued a strip of scalloped Peach Parfait at the bottom for 'gravel' (and to hide the ends of the 'seaweed')

 The fish all ready to 'swim' in their new tank!
The completed card, the fish are popped up with Dimensionals for a slight 3D effect.

What I used:

Card:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Peach Parfait

Ink:  Basic Black Stampin' Write marker

Stamp Set: None

Tools and other fun stuff:  Large Ornament punch, Heart to Heart punch, Scallop Border punch, swiss dots embossing folder.


  1. Oh my gosh! This is just too cute!

  2. These fish are super cute!! I feel a CASE comin' on!! TFS!

    Thanks for playing along with the divas!!

  3. OMGosh...Too stinkin cute! Thank you for playing with the Divas!

  4. This is an adorable card. The fish are too cute with their little heart tails. Thanks for playing with the diva color challenge this week!