Sunday, July 5, 2015

Fintastic Friends with Fintastic News

Hello, Friends!
I have another card to share with you!  
This card features two new stamp sets by Lawn Fawn, "Fintastic Friends" and "Owen's Alphabet."  I love both of these sets!  The set, "Fintastic Friends" features a rectangular aquarium and a round bowl for the various fish and other items you can place inside, like sea weed or the castle and rocks that I chose.  If you've been searching for a hermit crab stamp, which I would think would be hard to find, there's even an adorable hermit crab!  Owen's Alphabet features letters inside circles.  Lawn Fawn has great alphabet sets!  Both sets have matching dies, which I also love!
I wanted to make a card for my cousin's son who recently had great news to share- he was baptized.  I decided a very soon-to-be seven year old boy would probably like the fish and get the "fintastic" pun.  Besides, I really wanted to make a card with this set!  
On my card, I chose to feature a rectangular aquarium with angel fish inside.  I did that because as a kid, my Dad had a 20 gallon aquarium with angel fish (and various other fish and snails) inside.  It was beautiful...until the seal along the side broke and all the water started pouring onto the floor as I was walking through the room!  It must have vaguely traumatized me, because all these years later, I still remember clearly seeing the drips, telling my Mom the fish tank was leaking, and then seeing the whole side break loose!  My Mom managed to clean up all the water and save all the fish.  She was a "fintastic hero" that day! 
I cut my aquarium out of the blue card stock with the matching dies and then stamped the aquarium inside the outline on the white card stock that makes up the card.  I colored my aquarium and added the fish with dimensional tape so they actually stand up a little bit from the rest of the card.  This really makes the fish stand out in real life.  I stamped the word, "fintastic" which is part of the phrase "you're fintastic" from "Fintastic Friends"  I stamped "NEWS" from Owen's Alphabet.  It was super easy to line up the aquarium and the words with my new MISTI.  It may very well be the Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented!  I embossed the blue card stock with a random dot embossing folder so it would give the subtle impression of bubbles around the aquarium. 
I added fish food on the side so these cuties wouldn't starve to death and a matching bow.  It kind of stands out as an accent, but it also blends in since it's the same color as the card stock below it, if it's possible to blend in and stand out at the same time!  Even though the card is for a boy, I think the bow adds a nice touch and I don't think he'll mind. 
I used a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches #193 for the design of my card.  I altered it a little bit to add my fish food and changed the position of my bow.  I had thought originally that my words would fit on one line.  When they ended up taking up more space, my bottom panel ended up bigger.  Hopefully, you can still see the sketch in my card, even though it's slightly different!
The color challenge from ColourQ this week was perfect for my card.  I didn't make a birdhouse, but I did make a fish "house" so it even goes along with the picture a little bit!
Finally, I am entering my card into the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog Challenge #158 which is to make a card for a celebration.  This card would really work for everyone's celebration of good news, whether they are 7 or 77, male or female! 
I hope you've enjoyed my latest card!
Happy Stamping! 
I used the following products to make this card:
Fintastic Friends and Owen's Alphabet by Lawn Fawn
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Pool Party Classic Ink by Stampin' Up
Nautical Blue Ink by Memento Luxe 
Copic Markers
Solar White 110 lb Card Stock by Ellen Hutson
Pool Party and Midnight Muse Card Stock by Stampin' Up
Clear Embossing Powder by Simon Says Stamp
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder by Sizzix sold by Stampin' Up
Fintastic Friends Lawn Cuts Dies by Lawn Fawn
Pool Party Thick Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up
Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape by 3M
MISTI Stamping Tool


Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn that fabulous fish tank. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Hehe, that's so cute and so clever! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Loves Rubberstamps for our ‘Celebrations’ challenge. We’re so glad you did. Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

Cindy Hall said...

I love the little scene that you created using the sketch! Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Mitchell said...

A fish tank card! How awesome is that! Thanks for sharing this super fun card with us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

Dangina Martinez said...

You did an amazing job with the Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge! Thanks so much for joining us this week!

sharon said...

I thought of you the other day. Someone had posted a video of two doxies wearing Minion costumes. I laughed then played it again laughed some more then played it a third time still laughed. Love the bubbly background paper.

sharon said...

I thought of you the other day. Someone had posted a video of two doxies wearing Minion costumes. I laughed then played it again laughed some more then played it a third time still laughed. Love the bubbly background paper.

Shari said...

Very creative, Angela. Great card.

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