Thursday, July 23, 2015

Birthday Fishes!

SCACD's new rubber stamp release included a gorgeous set of tropical fish called The Angelfish Trio, which is available as an unmounted sheet of deeply edged rubber.

Here's my first card using the largest fish of the Angelfish Trio.

The large angelfish was stamped onto Neenah cardstock and onto Eclipse Tape (Judikins) with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts). The Eclipse Tape angelfish was fussy-cut and set aside. The angelfish on the image panel was colored with Copic markers, which were chosen based on an angelfish I found on a Google image search. Who knew there were so many beautiful and distinctive colorations for angelfish?

When I was done coloring the angelfish on the image panel, the Eclipse Tape version was adhered over it then airbrushed with the Copic airbrush system using a variety of BG markers. When I was happy with the background, the Kelp Forest stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) was placed over the background, secured with Washi tape at top and bottom, then airbrushed with a few YG markers.

The image panel was cut to size and set aside while I started die-cutting flora and fauna to enhance the scene.

White cardstock was die-cut with the Oceana Corner die (Memory Box) and Build a Scene Underwater dies Taylored Expressions).The white die-cuts were colored with Copic markers, enhanced with the Uni-Ball White Impact Gel pen, and adhered to the image panel.

Clear pearls and some Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) air bubbles were added to the background.

The "Hello Friend" from the In'Spire Celebrate 2 die (Spellbinders), "Best Wishes" die (Elizabeth Craft Designs), and "Happy Birthday" die (Elizabeth Craft Designs) were used to die-cut greenish cardstock. "Friend" and "Wishes"  underwent some transplant surgery, then were adhered to the card front.

The image panel was matted with greenish cardstock and mounted onto a green card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Gals Corner Challenges: To Die For
Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenges: Water
AAA Card Challenges: Waterworld and Dies


  1. So cute! I like how you got a dimensional look.

  2. What a fabulous design! Love the pretty palette and all those wonderful die cuts, Kathi! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. absolutely gorgeous. Love your beautiful fish and that fabulous diecut border, which you have shaded looks fabulous. I have often looked at that die and thought it didn't make sense, but that's because I wasn't seeing it coloured in my mind! Stunning.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  4. Gorgeous design and colours with loads of interesting underwater elements.
    Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

  5. This card is absolutely fantastic. There is a lot going on and the detail is wonderful. Please note the the AAA card challenge is Clean and Simple though. Your card goes beautifully with the theme, but not the CAS requirement. I hope we see you again at AAA Cards with a CAS design.

  6. Such a pretty card! Love the colors and dimension! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  7. Gorgeous. I love how you colored your fish and all of the extra details added.

  8. Really fun card - I love all the little die cut elements - they create such a fun underwater scene! Thanks for playing along at AAA cards! Jill