Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Birthday Fishes!


I want to go fishing!! I've been begging my DH to take me for nearly a year now. I'm thinking I may need to go by myself!! Now before you think I'm a great sports fisherman, think again. The thought of baiting a hook gives me the heebee jeebies ,but I love the rest of it. DH says you gotta do it all....well, I can use corn or bread like I did when I was little, right? :-)

Do you see my fish bowl? I just love it! Click and look closer. You can actually look inside my bowl! Isn't that fun?

I first cuttlebugged a scrap of Aqua Mist CS from Papertrey with a circle Nestibility. I cut about 1/3 of the circle away to create the bowl shape. Then I placed the "bowl" inside a Cuttlebug Bird Call folder and embossed it.
The fish, sentiment and bubbles are from Papertrey's Pond Life. I stamped the fish in SU craft white ink. Then I brushed PearlEx powder over the ink using blue, green and gold. I cut each fish out and mounted it on dimensionals. I used a GellyRoll glaze pen to highlight the bubbles and the fish eyes and the sentiment. I brushed over the bubbles with gold Pearl Ex and sponged the edges of the bowl.

Now for the cool part....I cut a scrap piece of clear acrylic left from a package of clear stamps with the same circle Nestibility. I ran just a bit of SU tape runner around the edges of the bowl and attached the edges of the acrylic bowl. You can actually look down inside the bowl.

The background piece is a piece of Spring Moss that I ran through the Bubbles Cuttlebug Folder. I've found you have to be a bit careful with this paper in CB folders with alot of texture as it will tear easily.

The ribbon is attached by cutting a slit in the side of the card then taping it down on the inside...nice and neat.

Let me know what you think!

Blessings and Happy Stamping!

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MBZim said...

Charlene, your clear acrylic feature makes this card a total WOW and a delightfully creative piece of art! Is there a stamp camp in our future to learn this technique?

Nel said...

Wow wonderful cards!

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