Our New Sets are: Just Dandy, African Veldt, Grandma's Boudoir, and Fish You Were Here. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
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All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include April 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the April 2011 Blog Hop!
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Although I'm not officially a part of the blog hop today, thanks for stopping by and taking a look at what I did with today's set, Fish You Were Here.
When I first saw today's set, I swore that I would never use the "fish you a merry Christmas" sentiment. It seemed way too "punny" for me. BUT, I decided to be a good sport and use it.
After I stamped the fish and colored him with Copic markers, I cut him out using one of the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments dies, sponging in the shading before removing the die. Do you think that ornament hook looks like a fish hook?
About five or six years ago, I made a gel (water) card using the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. I thought this might be the time to make another one.
I made the porthole by cutting the silver cardstock with two circle nesties and adding some eyelets. I wouldn't try mailing this card -- for one thing, it's very heavy; and for another, I'd be afraid that the zip lock bag would break or leak!