Tuesday, May 20, 2008

birthday fishes and belated father's day

I started my card by cutting my rectangle for my image panel. Then, I stamped the fish using summer sunrise ink. Then, I stamped over them again using versamark and clear embossed them. I stamped my sentiment and bubbles in black ink. Then, I sponged seascape ink all over the image panel except where my sentiment is. Then, I rounded the corners, matted the image panel, and created a slot to slide my ribbon through. I added my image panel and ribbon to my card base.

I added dimensional glaze to the fish bubbles to make them stand out a little more against the water background.

I started this card by stamping my turtle on a white piece of cardstock that I had cut out with a nestability die. Then, I matted my image. I created my card base from Spring Moss cardstock and cut two patterned paper slightly smaller than my card base. I added the spring moss twill to the patterned papers before adding them to my card base. Next, I added my turtle image to my card. I stamped my sentiment by masking two of the sentiments in the Pond Life set. Then, I cut my sentiment out with a die and matted it before adding it to my card.

I used the dimensional glaze again on this card to make the turtle's shell and eye stand out more.

Recipe for first card
Stamps: Pond Life, Pond Life sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white stamper's select, summer sunrise (Papertrey Ink), blue (DCWV)
Ink: summer sunrise (Papertrey Ink), noir, seascape (Palette), versamark
Accents: summer sunrise ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: corner rounder, slot tool (Making Memories), heat gun, embossing powder, sponge dauber

Recipe for second card
Stamps: Pond Life, Pond Life sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: spring moss (Papertrey Ink), landscape, noir (Palette)
Cardstock: white stamper's select, spring moss (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Father Know's Best
Accents: spring moss twill (Papertrey Ink), dimensional glaze
Tools: nestability dies


Julie Masse said...

Wonderful cards!You add such dimensional and detail Niki - it's really great!

Tiffany said...

These are really cute! I love the dimension on them. It really adds something to a card. Nice job!!

Velta said...

Beautiful Niki! Love the dimentional glaze look!

Barb Schram said...

Terrific cards! Love them....and congrats on winning your GinaK set! It was great to see you at the release party!