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.
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.