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 Healy, as shown in this post HERE. Using the new Stampendous Fitted Frames "A" set, I placed three nested sizes of frames together (taping them with removable tape helps keep them together), and cut out the sections highlighting the fish and the mouse lips (do mice have lips?). When adhering them to my card, each section used thin strips of foam tape in graduated thicknesses or layers, with the center coming out the most. Btw, using the same Fitted Frames set, I die cut the long strip of the Graphic 45 paper, stamped the cute sentiment from the Perfectly Clear House Mouse Designs® "Hoppy Wishes" at the top, to raise higher than the top of the card.
Just in case you're not ready to come up for air, here are the links for more fun "beneath the sea":