Under the Sea? With Graphic45 and Stampendous!

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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":

Comments

Wow! Amazing technique! Gorgeous result!
What a fun card with great dimension. Great use of scaled dies!
Linda Gilliam said…
How cute and SO colorful, great job!!
Amazing card! Love this beautiful and unique design.
Ina Good said…
very nice,cute and love the dimension!
HelenM said…
way too cute!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Pam B said…
this is so-o-o-o-o cute! Thanks for sharing your ideas.
karenajo said…
Spectacular card !!! Love the layers and such a cute fish and mouse - thank you for such great inspiration ! Had not thought about a mouse having 'lips' either ! lol
Peg Klitch said…
This is an absolutely darling card! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.
OMG!! I am in love with your card! I love how you layered the fish and totally agree that the strip of G45 paper is perfect! LOVELOVELOVE this! Thanks for sharing how you did this!!
Viki Banaszak said…
This is an adorable card! I love the colorful pebbles in the fish bowl and the strip of G45 is perfect to make the goldfish pop.
LaChelle Unger said…
This card is precious!
Kelly said…
This is one of the cutest cards I've ever seen! Great technique! Thanks for sharing.
Judy said…
Love the design of your card. This card is so unique. Thanks for sharing.
Sabrina said…
Such and adorable card!!! I just love the House Mouse images!!
Mary Holshouser said…
I had to smile when I saw this. My heart went AAAAaaahhhhhhhh.
So stinking cute.
Love how you layered the paper to give it a fishbowl look.
Wonderful card. Wish I had this one at my house - it would
be on prominent display.
thanks for sharing.
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
How clever is this one, and so so cute too!
Stampendous said…
This is amazing! The coloring on the image and a fantastic technique to use for the fishbowl give this card a great interesting image. Love it.
My Kraft Kloset said…
Very clever. Love the details.
Rea' said…
OMG ... love the Mouse ... what a cool technique with the fitted frames ... this is a must try ... Fishy Kisses ... too cute ! And yes colors are perfect!
Louise said…
LOVE how this turned out! Adorable!! Thanks for the plug.
Kelly Kennedy said…
Love the nested technique. And it's just so stinking cute!
Sue D said…
Love the fish bowl look you achieved.
BethW said…
This is a real WOW! I checked the link to Louise's blog and bookmarked it so I can refer back to it. Fabulous technique and awestruck by how you used it.
Sue Lutz said…
What an adorable card Pam! Hey, some aquarium fish do give fishy kisses to wet fingers (never dry because you can hurt the fish that way). Love the House Mouse giving kisses! Love the stacked layers for a 3D effect. Love the colors! ok, ok. There's nothing I don't love about this card. ♡
Vee said…
Very cute!!!
Love how you layered your image - so cute!
Diane said…
Super super cute sweetie !!
Carolina Kathy said…
What a great card!! I am always amazed at your creativity! Great techniques along with the cute mouse!! TFS
Tammy said…
The concept is adorable and the execution was flawless. I love the fishbowl technique. Thank you.
Jean said…
So creative! Love it!
MisS MiKO said…
love that... the mouse outside the bowl!!
Linsey R said…
Oh my goodness, that is SO adorable!!! What fabulous thinking and inspiration!!! Thank you!! :)
Just gorgeous! I love your beautiful coloring technique!
Take care!
Michele
Sandy said…
FABULOUS!!!!!
Sandy xx
D.Ann C said…
What an adorable pair!! Every time I see layers like this, I love them... thanks for the reminder to try it!!
How do you do it, was it with 4 pictures the same or one picture and you cut into it three times? How do you get it in the middle?

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