Saturday, April 5, 2008

Fish-n-Snails

Happy Saturday, everyone! Today I'm getting a bit fishy with my projects...lol. I decided to try another Cami Tri-fold that I haven't done in a long time. You may find Beate's tutorial for this type of fold here at Splitcoaststampers.




Stamps: Snail Set, 56.04 Seaweed (Starving Artistamps), Celebration and Birthday (SunSpirit Studio)
Card Stock: Taken with Teal, GP White, Basic Black
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Taken with Teal, Aqua Mist (PaperTrey Ink), Copic Sketch markers, Stardust Gelly Roll pen
Accessories: Scor-Pal, Nestabilities Classic Squares, Slit & ½ " circle punches, Two Scoops Glazed Brads (BasicGrey), Stampin' Dimensionals


I decided to use a sheet of acetate to give my fish a more water-like scene, and used my ¼" Scor Tape to adhere it. The base is Aqua Mist from PaperTrey Ink. Both fish were stamped, colored with Copic markers, then trimmed out. The "sand" is Mustard and Rust embossing powder (mixed) that is adhered with Tombo Mono-Multi glue, but not heated. The small fish is under the acetate, while the large fish is adhered to the acetate. The seaweed is stamped with Forest Green StazOn. I used Rain Dots for the bubbles.

Stamps: Fish, Fish, Seaweed
Card Stock: Aqua Mist (PaperTrey Ink), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, StazOn Forest Green, Copic Sketch markers
Accessories: Acetate, ¼ inch Scor-Tape, Mustard & Rust embossing power (unheated), Tombo mono-multi glue, Rain Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

My husbands' birthday is tomorrow, and it looks like we will be having a cook-out with his family. So much to do, so I must go.

Thanks for your visit, and enjoy your weekend!!

33 comments:

Jeanna said...

Oh WOW! So Stunning! My hubby's b-day is Monday - who knew :)
Have a great weekend with your family!

Deb said...

Fantastic cards, love the fish card, great idea!

Have a great weekend with your family!

Deborah said...

Something fishy going on here! Love your snails and fish! What fun differernt cards! You are just full of ideas! Have a great weekend! Deb

Lori said...

You are so clever, the fish card is my fav! TFS -Lori

My Paper World said...

They are really cute and fun!
have a great weekend! xx

Susie said...

Really cool cards, Rose Ann. I need to try to do more with acetate. Those fish are beautiful. Your weather is good enough for a cook out, huh. It was nice here today, too.

Corie said...

Oh my these are adorable -- beautiful fish!!

Julie Masse said...

Wow! These are awesome cards Rose Ann! That fish one is just amazing!! So cool with the acetate! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Rose Ann, these are so fun!! Love the fish and snails. Like the idea of your build a brad on your tri-fold!
The acetate on the second is so cool!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Adorable Rose Ann! I LOVE those tri folds!

Diane said...

Adorable!!!

Bethany Paull said...

Cute snails! I like the glazed brad closure. Great job on the fish too with all the added dimension.

Alexandra said...

How totally, stinkin' cute these are Rose Ann!! I LOVE your tri-fold, I have to try one! And that dimension with the fish is beautiful - love them both! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

dpkennedy said...

I love the snails....so cute and what a great card! Those fish look so real! Great job on these!

angie said...

Awesome cards Rose Ann! your coloring on those fish make them look real!

Beth said...

This is fabulous! I am so thinking on adding the snails to my collection! You may have just pushed me over the edge- teeheehee!

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

awesome job with these fish!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Both really wonderful projects -- especially love the acetate one!!! Great work!!!

Nancy Grant said...

Those are so amazing!!! Wow!!!

:-)

beate said...

Oh my goodness. Both cards are awesome! I love the little trifold and I love the aquarium card. You rock! Hugs and smiles

Lauren said...

These are so fabulous. The fish look so real - amazing coloring!!!

Libby said...

I love the trifold, super cute. And wow those fishies are so cool!

shel9999 said...

Very cool! I love that fold! And I love how you used the acetate for the fish!

Heidi said...

These are great! I love that tri fold card! The fishes really do look like they are swimming too!

Wendy said...

Your cards are really cool! Especially love the trifold snail card! Nice job...as always! Thanks for sharing!

Wendy

Melanie said...

LOVE that you put the slug slithering along the top edge, I can hear the squishy sound!! :)

dawn griffith said...

OMG your fishie card is amazing girlie .. Looks just like a Real water bowl .. sooo Life like .. Love it
xoxox
Dawn Griffith

Janine said...

This is such a neat card!! Love it!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Oh I love both of these cards, Rose Ann!! They are terrific!

adelina said...

you're so stinkin' clever!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! This is so great--all the details! I love Cami's tri-fold design. Your coloring of the fish is amazing!

Susan (rainy) said...

Rose Ann!! These are both fabulous. The fish look real they are colored to perfectly. Love the trifold, too.

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

You are just brilliant! I knew that of course, but this is such a cool card!!

~Bev