All of this week, in addition to introducing our new designs from the April catalog, we are also showing off projects where Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea collection has been part of the inspiration. And yes, there are prize opportunities by visiting and commenting on all of our team's blogs this week. All the info can be found on the Stampendous Impressions blog. Here's what I'm sharing for today...
Though maybe not "beneath the sea", this card has a fish, and is under water. And though it may only have a small strip of the Graphic 45 paper, it was the perfect addition to this design as it brings out the color of the goldfish, and the fan/shell pattern mimics the scales and tails of our fishy friend below.
Just adhering my colored (Copic Sketch Markers) House Mouse Designs® "Fishy Kiss" to the card would be fine, but I really wanted to give it a bit more of the "fish bowl" look. So I CASEd a technique from my good buddy, Louise Heal…
It seems a bit surreal to post a snow scene during the middle of a heat wave, but that's the fun of working in the crafting industry! My post for the Stampendous Release Hop today features several fabulous new products. Going with a kraft
card base, I added a couple of layers that included a pine green die cut
mat, and a die cut oval frame on top. The top panel used the new Cling Jumbo Pine Boughs set...perfect for creating your own pine scene...and
was stamped in black and layered with an embossing portion of needles
with the new Aged Green Embossing Enamel. The
inside panel featured the new Cling Snow Scene Postcard stamped in
black on vellum. This panel as well as the top panel were sprinkled with
a snow spatter of Shabby Green Embossing Enamel (deceptive name as the majority of color
is white). Using a VersaMark pen, I was able to add "snow" to the
branches with the same embossing enamel. A little glue marker provided
the perfect adhesive for a sprinkle of…