Thursday, November 8, 2012


Vicky was back again with another fun challenge on the CCEE Stampers blog -- use only a partial section of an embossing folder on your card.  She did mention that Christmas was just around the corner, but I went in a totally different direction.  Even though I am not a fisherman (despite the fact that my late husband would spend hours doing just that), I love this image of a wide-mouth bass from the set On the Fly from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company..

After inking up half of the D'vine Swirls embossing folder, I embossed my white cardstock; and then I colored it slightly with a Copic marker to simulate water.  The fish was stamped, colored, cut out and then popped up on dimensionals to give a little 3-D effect.  I drew a fishing line from the end of the rod to the fish -- and I was done.  Pretty simple card!!!

If you'd like to play along with us, we'd love to have you join in on the fun.  Just link your card at the end of the CCEE Blog post, using Mr. Linky.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - On the Fly
Paper:  MFP Snow Storm Smooth, Aqua Light
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue
Accessories:  D'vine Swirl embossing folder, Copic markers, Pop dots


Vicky Gould said...

I like that your fish is totally "hooked", Lois. Great coloring on him too.

Benzi said...

Clever you, making some water for that fish. You've caught a big one!
:-) Cute, cute card, Lois!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

That fish is just wonderful! I really like the "water" using the swirl ef!! Clever, my dear!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Oh my creative to use the divine swirls ef for your water, Lois!!! Genius! I love your cute fishy, too. Terrific masculine card.

Joanne (jojot) said... aced this the way you used the embossing as your water with the added color to the 'waves'...very clever and fun

Sabrina said...

Oh, clever you to have done the negative effect as well as just using part of the folder, Lois! I love that one for waves, but I don't think I've ever tried is this way. It's a great setting for your fun fish.

Cindy Haffner said...

So FUN!!~

Kathy Bradley said...

I love this set! My DH and his best friends are fishermen. Your card is awesome - your fish popped up looks grand and the EF is perfect and looks like waves!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is such a happy little card, it makes me smile. I like those waves and great coloring on the fish.

Rachael said...

I love this! You've inspired me to use this set!!