Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fishy Birthday Greetings

Welcome

I had fun making this card - yes, it is similar to one I made a while back, but the process for the background was different.


I started by trying the wet on wet technique to water colour, but it didn't do what I wanted, maybe because I was using mica based paints.  I used two blues and a green, but the green does not show in these photos.


When it was dry, I sprinkled on some Magicals in Whale Watch Blue, then wet them with water and a layers of blue mica based spray.... you can see the sheen above.


I die cut the circles in a semi-matt silver card, and stamped and embossed the fish on the same card.  This time I mounted the fish half way through one of the circles, lifting the front half with thin foam dots.


The sentiment was embossed in silver directly onto the water colour paper, which somehow always seems to absorb it.  I then mounted that panel over a medium blue cardstock.

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27 comments:

  1. Stunning card Maxine. The background is perfect for the fish and circles.

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  2. Great design Maxine, love the dies used too. Was just watching the news on the Jumping Fish which are rather awesome. Thanks for your kind words about my cards being published.xx

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  3. Ahh, Maxine, this is simply one brilliant card, Clever work indeed, love it! Shaz in Oz.x

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  4. Maxine, those circles are AMAZING! And the card is beautiful!

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  5. LOVE this card! I have seen you use this bubble die before on the card and I have loved it absolutely! :)

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  6. This is a beautiful and unusual card, perfect for the men in our life. Thanks for joining in at Cardz 4 Guyz.

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  7. This is beautiful. Such a pretty background and love the silver!

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  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  9. Great card! Love the fish going through the circles. Hugs.

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  10. You say you had fun making this Maxine, well I had a big smile on my face when I saw your card and still have. It is a lovely card and somehow makes me feel happy.
    Thanks for sharing - and love the background.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  11. This is a very cool card Maxine LOVE those Dies and the gorgeous background! Well done {{{hugs}}}

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  12. Wow this is fantastic Maxine! Stunning!
    Xoxo Olga

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  13. I really really like that matte silver you used. It makes for a fabulous fishy card. And BTW,that's one cool fish die.

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  14. Beautiful card!!! Thank your for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica dt

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  15. Pretty. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting!
    ~DT Janis

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  16. Looks like you captured the shine of the sunrays underwter so well! Great card! Have a good weekend!

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  17. What a cool design and awesome circle die! Amazing creation. Hugs, Autumn

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  18. I always love seeing your techniques. This background turned out beautifully, and I love the die cut and the fish popping up out of the bubble! You rocked this fun card!!!

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  19. Love it! Very unique! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,
    TTCRD DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door
    ttcrd.blogspot.com

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  20. This is very classy and stylish. Love it. The background is awesome.

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  21. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

    Fiki

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  22. A beautiful background with lovely shine, Maxine! I love the "bubbles" with the fish swimming through!

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  23. Love the background you created for this! I bet it is so shimmery and gorgeous in real life! The circles are a perfect die for this project.

    Thank you for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything goes challenge.

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  24. Fabulous card! I love the background you created. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

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  25. Wonderful design; so effective!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

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  26. wooooww
    I love your fish and the bubble there
    stunning result Maxine
    love love much
    you are great at combine with this adorable Background too
    LUV your card

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  27. Very pretty water scene! Thank you for joining us Paper Girls for our Splish Splash challenge!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D