Friday, April 16, 2010

Sparkling Fish by Emily Montenaro

Three inch cards are such a cute size and I thought it’d be fun to make a wide fishy scene using an accordion fold. To make the waves at the top, I trimmed my 8.5x11” cardstock in half lengthwise using the scallop blade on my paper trimmer. The result is that one half of the paper will have scallops and the other will have waves! Using the half with the waves, I then trimmed it to be 3” by 9”. To make the accordion fold, I scored the white side at 3” and 6”. I love that this cardstock has a white core, so I used the white side for the front and the blue then peaks through the waves at the top when the card is closed.

The blue also gave it a nice finished color on the back of the card. I then stamped my images using Fluid Chalk ink and followed with Dries Clear Adhesive and transparent glitter in several sparkling colors. Be sure not to apply adhesive to everything at once – choose one color at a time so you can tap off your glitter and replace it into the jar. (*smile*) I love that Art Glitter has so many transparent colors to choose from! Since they are transparent, they are influenced by the color under them which makes it easy to coordinate glitter with ink!

Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent Glitter in Lemone’, Orange Crush, Pink Smoothie, Tropical Rain, Key Lime, and Fauna
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Art Glitter Ultrafine Metal Tip
Art Glitter black stamp pad
A Muse Artstamps Rubber Stamps: Coral, Mini Fishes, and Best Fishes
A Muse Artstamps Sky Blue cardstock
Clearsnap Fluid Chalk ink in Yellow Citrus, Tangerine, Rose Coral, Azurite, and Lime Pastel
Marvy Paper Trimming Buddy with scallop blade

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