I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. Yesterday I finally decided to have a go with the Best Catch Stamp Set and the co-ordinating dies, Catch of the Day. Like a lot of crafters, I struggle with masculine cards. I checked Pinterest for some ideas on how to paint the large fish. My first attempt was with Stampin’ Blends, and the second attempt was with Stampin Write Markers. I succeeded with my third attempt using the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend on its own! As I was using Stampin’ Blends for the fish, I used Shimmery White Cardstock (CS). I took another piece of this cardstock, and stamped the fisherman with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and then I stamped the sentiment using Soft Suede Ink.
Yesterday afternoon I saw a post on our demonstrators’ Facebook group, asking how did demos use the “splodge” stamp in the Lasting Lily Stamp Set. There were two or three photographs shared showing how the stamp had been used around the outside of a stamped image. That’s where I found the inspiration for the edging around my main image, using Crumb Cake Ink stamped off once. I stamped the top Crumb Cake layer with the Burlap Bakground Stamp, using Sahara Sand Ink stamped off once! This helped to make the top layer look grungy.
I fussy cut the fish, which was very easy to do . Next I layered him onto a Basic Black CS die cut fish, which left a small black edging all round. I adhered the top two layers together and then onto the Crumb Cake CS base. Inside the card, I adhered two layers the same as on the front of the card. I stamped the basket on a scrap of Shimmery White CS, and painted it using the Light Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blend.
As I was fussy cutting the basket, hubby walked in and looked at my card. He said I should have one of the smaller fish hanging out of the basket! Definitely not my sense of humour, but if that’s what a man thinks when he looks at the card, I’m sure the male recipient will find it amusing, too! Did it make you smile when you saw it?
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a marvelous Monday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.
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