Monday, May 5, 2008

Birthday Fishes...

I have had the idea of making a submersible card for a while (ok so it's not really submersible but you get it right?). The fish from Pond Life were my inspiration and those brads were the icing on the cake. In fact, I will send a shout out to Gina K because she recently featured them on her blog and I completely forgot I had them in my stash. Speaking of Gina...this sewed card is the direct result of her. Thanks for my Janome Gina, I love it!!!

I began my design by sewing my card and base. Then I stamped the background with the polka dot basics. I placed the overlay (clear sheet) and punched holes using the word window and stamped birthday fishes.



As you can see from this photo, I stamped the fish, used the 1 1/4 inch punch a circle around them, used the 1/2 circle punch to punch a circle in the berry sorbet paper (note: punch the smaller circle from your paper BEFORE you punch the larger one. It gives you more play in choosing the right window). I adhered the fish to the back of the peak-a-boo windows and pierced them before mounting them with a dimensional to a circle measuring 1 3/8. As a final touch I added the screw brads to not only hold the clear sheet in place but also to give the card a finished look.



Supplies

paper: Stampers Select White Cardstock by PTI, Aqua Mist by PTI, Spring Moss, Kraft from SU!, Clear Sheet from PTI
ink: Aqua Mist by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, Berry Sorbet by PTI, Noir Black Palette
stamps: Pond Life (Madras Design) by PTI, Polka Dot Basics by PTI
accessories: Screw Brads by Karen Foster

tools:
1 1/4 Circle by EK success, 1 3/8 Circle by EK Success, 1/2 Circle by EK Success, Word Window by EK Success, Sewing Machine, Paper Piercer

Have a wonderful Monday. Make sure you check out the CHF Chicks (under My CHF Design Pals) ...they are at it again with a Monday challenge...I am finishing up some loose ends and didn't get a chance to participate.

15 comments:

Julie Masse said...

Very cute card Alli! Those fishes are so great

Flossie's Follies said...

this is so cute, love that color combo and those fishes are adorable.

Jill said...

Love this card design. Fantastic!

Niki Estes said...

So cute, Alli! Love all the circles and the overall design!

Dawn Easton said...

So stinkin' cute Alli! Love the circles!! Fab idea!

Shelly Kettell said...

Super Cute!!! Love those brads. I need some!

Marlou said...

this is really beautiful!!! gorgeous work :)

jen del muro said...

This is so cute!! LOVE it! Hugs-Jd

maria fiscella said...

Clever, clever, clever!

Rose Ann said...

This is just too cute, Alli!!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love what you did with the fish Alli! Great card!

Bethany Paull said...

I so want to use this color combo now! Your card is absolutely darling with all the fishies in their little portholes. So sorry you've got that icky sounding illness. Hope you're finally getting better.

One Creative Life said...

Oh I love this card. The colors are fantastic. I just used those brads on the midweek challenge this week. Wish I knew who made those. Thanks for sharing!~Erica

Julia Aston said...

What a cute idea - love the red fish - great colors and design!

MaryAnn said...

I love your cute card! I liked your transparency overlay and the circles in the focal point and background.