Supplies used on this card are:
Heavyweight white cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Lightweight white cardstock for masking
Scraps of orange and blue cardstock for fish and sentiment
Fine-tip glue dispenser
Foam pop dots
Ranger Distress ink - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade
Janet, the video artist for the CottageCutz design team, has created a U-Tube video showcasing some of the other Expressions Plus dies.
I cut and scored my heavyweight white cardstock and centered the mask piece slightly below center. This mask was actually the negative piece left from when I had cut a circle for a previous card. I anchored it with a couple of Post-It notes and then sponged on the Tumbled Glass ink using a sponge dauber.
Using the same sponge dauber, I added some areas of Salty Ocean ink to give some depth to the water area. As you can see in the photo, after inking up the dauber I sponged off a bit of the color onto the Post-It note. Better to have to add color to the circle area than to try to remove it!
Then I cut my fish and sentiment from the scraps of orange and blue cardstock.
Once again using the sponge daubers, I added some texture to the two fish around their fins and gills.
Using the fine-tip glue applicator, I carefully added glue to the back of the sentiment.
Similarly, I added glue to the back of the blue fish. I also adhered a small foam pop-dot on the back one of the fins.
I repeated the process on the orange fish and adhered both of the fish and the sentiment to the card. I added a few drops of glue to make the bubbles coming from their mouths and drew in their eyes with a black marker.
This close up shows how the fins with the foam dots stand out from the card.
Here again is my card, which I thoroughly enjoyed creating!
CottageCutz dies used on this card are;
I would invite you to step outside your comfort zone and create a different type of card today.