Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fishy Birthday Greetings

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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:

Dawn Turley said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

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

Suchi said...

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

Sue - said...

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

Ellibelle said...

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

Amy Ottmers said...

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

Mehrll said...

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

Neet said...

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

Lovely Linda said...

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

Olga Fink said...

Wow this is fantastic Maxine! Stunning!
Xoxo Olga

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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

Moni said...

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

Janis Lewis said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Team Clark said...

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

Shelly Schmidt said...

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!!!

Jeanie Ellis said...

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
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Monica said...

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

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

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

Fiki

Bonnie said...

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

Rae Ann said...

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.

Bonnie Taylor said...

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

Jane Savage said...

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

Monika Reeck said...

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

Brittany M. said...

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